Lead a Weblog for Young Adult Leaders
One category of religious identification that often gets overlooked is the religious “nones.” Church leaders must understand the trend of the nones, and its implication on church life in America.
Mentoring is one of the hot-button words floating around college ministries right now. More and more people are realizing that one on one relationships are vital for the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of students. So how can we tell if mentoring is really having an effect on the students within our ministries?
I examine a ton of discipleship material each semester as we prepare for our collegiate church/campus ministry small groups. And I’m a huge Threads proponent. I do my very best to be exclusive with Threads material. Sometimes it’s hard, but for a large majority of our small groups, we do use Threads. When I first saw Holy Vocabulary though, something clicked. Even though it’s laid out like a “typical” small group resource, having each “word” stand alone gave me a whole new dynamic to work with. My challenge at that point became trying to figure out the “how.”
That’s when fellow campus minister, Scott Bryant, introduced me to the Ten-Minute Takeaway (TMT) micro-Bible study concept. In just 10 minutes, we take a look at Scripture, break it down, and find ways to apply it in everyday life. TMT is one of the most innovative additions to our small group family ministry.