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.
“10 Mistakes Churches Make at Christmastime” by Jonathan Howe
While Christmastime brings an abundance of joy and blessings, it also has a tendency to be stressful—especially in the church. In this guest feature, Jonathan Howe shares how stress can lead churches to plan poorly and make unnecessary mistakes, highlighting ten such mistakes to avoid in your church this Christmas.
“New Study Shows the Language Young Millennials Prefer” by Tim Elmore
Understanding and connecting with the generation in this land is oftentimes frustrating and draining. We need new strategies on how to march off our old maps and create new ones. Tim Elmore shares some recent findings from an MIT survey and what workplace communication will look like in 10 or 15 years.
“The Real Reasons Our Society Is So Divided” by J.D. Greear
As our lives are eaten up with pride, we’re in constant competition with others. Because the essence of pride is competitiveness, this line of thinking fuels division. In this blog post, J.D. Greear shares three specific reasons we live in a divided society and how, in Christ, we have the freedom to unite.