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.
“How Not to Use Texting in Ministry” by Luke Holmes
Texting has many uses in ministry, but it lacks the face-to-face element that some situations require. In this Facts & Trends article, Luke Holmes highlights some situations in which you shouldn’t text as part of your ministry.
“J.R.R. Tolkien: The Missionary’s Ideal Companion” by Jaclyn S. Parrish
J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic Lord of the Rings trilogy isn’t an escape out of reality, but into it. In fact, it reminds us of enduring truth and the hope of our eternal home. In this International Mission Board article, Jaclyn Parrish shares how Tolkien calls readers to keep believing everything worth believing in, and few need to hear that more desperately than the missionary.
“New Year, New Goals, Ancient Power” by Darrick Smith
Apart from the Holy Spirit’s power our goals are just ink on paper. In this Collegiate Collective feature, Darrick Smith provides a simple reminder that if collegiate leaders want to reach new goals, they must rely on ancient power.