The other day I was thinking about all of the new people we have joining us at The Aroma. This year we have three new interns and a bunch of Taiwanese people who are joining us in our ministry! But there are a few people who, I feel like, have been around FOREVER.
The new people, the fresh fish, bring an aspect of vivacity. They have different past experiences than I do. They have different cultural backgrounds, and different aspirations. In a word, they are “fresh.”
The people who have been around forever, the tenured tigers, are the ones who know how to get things done. They have more language, more cultural understanding, and more connection to the overall vision of what God is doing here. They sacrifice day in and day out, some of them for years to see the realization of what is happening at Aroma. They are, in a word, “tenured.”
And God uses both of them in POWERFUL ways at the Aroma.
What do you need on your team? More fresh fobs or more tenured tigers?