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.
“20% of Americans Are on the Threshold of Religion” by Bradley Wright
When it comes to religious affiliation, sociologists are using a new term: liminals. From the Latin word limin meaning “threshold,” this term fits those individuals who “fluctuate between religious affiliation and no affiliation.” Many young adults are willing to embrace an aspect of religion, but not a religion in its entirety. Wright’s article is helpful for those of us that have frequent conversations with young adults who may embrace this line of thinking.
“10 Indicators You’ve Stopped Growing As a Leader” by Chuck Lawless
There is always the need for us to continue growing in our leadership. Lawless addresses some indicators that may point toward our lack of growth and why.
“What Every 20-Something Needs to Know About Adulting” by Dominique Gardner
Gardner writes a letter to her 20-year-old self. As young adult ministry leaders, we can remind young adults in our groups of the importance of these thoughts.
Mark Whitt is a collegiate minister with Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Connect with Mark via Twitter.