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.
“Five Decisions Every Freshman Needs to Make” by Tim Elmore
As high schoolers head off to college this fall, Elmore gives some excellent advice on decisions that college freshman can make in their first semester. As young adult ministry leaders, we have an opportunity to help college freshman adjust to life on the college campus.
“A Millennial Anomaly: Why I’m Still in Church” by Emily Gehman
Many churches have thrown up their hands when it comes to reaching young adults. However, Gehman examines what it is that keeps millennials plugged in to the local church.
As young adult ministry leaders, we have the opportunity to help young adults see their current job or place in life as a means of sharing the Gospel. Payne suggests an attitude of claiming the present and looking strategically toward the future in their chosen vocation.
Mark Whitt is a collegiate minister with Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Connect with Mark via Twitter.