By Chuck Bomar
18-25-year-olds are looking for their position in society whereas dwelling via an array of stories that strength them to reevaluate ideals and assumptions they have been raised with, which leads many scholars to disconnect from the church after highschool. collage Ministry one hundred and one can help church leaders comprehend the college-age-stage with the intention to higher minister to their wishes. This booklet will supply leaders with useful ministry philosophies approximately how one can successfully minister to varsity scholars via mentor relationships, what scholars desire of their daily lives, find out how to paintings with volunteers in collage ministry, and the way to show college-age scholars into real disciples.
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What would happen if we identiÀed ourselves as holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:3-7) and completely apart from our sin? Would our lives be different? I believe so. We must help people differentiate their identity from the things of this world, including sin. Please understand, I’m not speaking of denying sin or not dealing with it. I’m talking about having an identity based on 51 COLLEGE MINISTRY 101 how God views us—as holy and blameless, “in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
They’re Àlled with the hope of a future that will be the realization of all their dreams. The hope of having a meaningful future is effortless. But discovering meaning for today is another story. This struggle for a sense of meaning is bumpy, messy, often frustrating, and lonely. And because college-age people are under so much pressure to make some kind of plan for the future, they often jump through this stage too quickly in an effort to Ànd something—anything—in which they can Ànd meaning. Sometimes they land on faith and Ànd real meaning and purpose.
College-age people explore all kinds of jobs and eventually Àgure out what they’re good at, 57 COLLEGE MINISTRY 101 what they like to do, and what they don’t like to do; it’s part of the differentiation and integration process we discussed in chapter 2. From a spiritual standpoint, work often helps college-age people get an idea of the unique gifts and passions God has given them. Work can be a very important part of who they are and where they Ànd meaning. But unless we ministry leaders help them make the connection between the work they do and their purpose as children of God, we’ll leave them with a half-formed sense of meaning.
College Ministry 101: A Guide to Working with 18-25 Year Olds by Chuck Bomar