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There are so many great things that I learned while in college.
I learned the value of real friendship.
I learned the value of God Word (the bible) and how its more than a text book.
I learned the rural church isn’t the only kind of church.
I learned that the world is bigger than one city or state.
I learned that God has a plan for me even if some of my professors don’t.
I learned that they may not like you now but alumni will like your money later
I learned that fake tears are the currency of weak men
I learned that Jesus loves me….over and over and over again.
I learned that the best thing I can do is listen to God and His will.
I learned Grad school is best is taken right after graduation.
I learned if you made it out single your a lucky one, found a beauty in California (my wife)
I learned that part time jobs are worthless and working in a church for free is priceless.
I learned that your wont blend in everywhere, good thing that applies to everyone.
I learned that mistakes are fun if you learn from them
I learned that snoring is the price people pay for free tuition.
I learned you can get TV in your room with a good pair of bunny ears
I learned that everyone has an opinion and some of them suck..
I learned that i can write for a B- but pay to have editing for an A (worth it)
I learned that Professors are never wrong, in their own class…
I learned that you can have a cat in the room if your willing to be on a video for the school
I learned that some people are called and come peoples parents told them their called
I learned that you never stop learning, unless you have tenure.
I learned that your best stuff comes when you have someone that believes in you. I learned that there is always a tomorrow. I learned that the nothing useful ever happens after 11pm, unless there’s a camera rolling I learned ideas have power for the driven, they cause fear in the weak. I learned that my mom was always right. I learned that reading is not optional if you want to be a leader. I learned that grace is given but much is required (dean, not God) I learned that I better change or I will be of no use to anyone (most hurtful comment)
I learned that i needed college to do what i do now as a pastor I learned that it wasn’t easy, but God didn’t call me to easy he called me to obedience.
I learned that Buffalo wings bring people together I learned that learning never stops…

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Justin Herman

Junior High Pastor at Mariners Church
Hi my name is Justin and this is my blog. I love Jr. High ministry and leadership so I talk about that a lot. I work at the church of my dreams getting to oversee all of Jr. High with a great team who are the best in the business. I'm married to the woman of my dreams, Brittany and we live in Southern California.