Here are some articles, blogs, and podcasts from this past week that you may find helpful as you work with young adults in your church and community.
“Social Media Could Be Killing Your Spiritual Life” by Joe Terrell
Social media has been accepted as a “way of life” and finds its way into most segments of our day-to-day living. However, Terrell lists some significant observances about the effect social media is having on us and makes some suggestions on how we can take parts of our life back.
“In Internet Age, Americans Most Worried About Shame” by Bob Smietana
So much of our lives are lived in front of others on the internet. One study reveals a significant percentage of Americans fear experiencing shame as a result of something posted on the internet. This Facts and Trends study is a fascinating analysis of how our culture has moved to a culture of shame.
“Multigenerational or Intergenerational Churches?” by Zach Yentzer
Yentzer makes some key observations about churches being either multigenerational or intergenerational. Young adults desire to have people of older generations pouring into their lives—is this happening in your church and ministry?
Mark Whitt is the Collegiate and Young Adult Specialist at Lifeway Christian Resources. Before joining Lifeway, he spent many years on the campus of Murray State University as a campus minister. Connect with Mark via Twitter.