Archive for the ‘Discipleship’ Category

This morning I read Tim Elmore’s latest blog post. The first 2/3rds of the post deal with the communication gap between the iY Generation and older generations. (The other 1/3rd of the post is a plug for Tim’s new book on the subjuct, “Habitudes for Communicators”. I plan on picking it up.) The post provides some good observations points to think about as you work to communicate effectively with your students.

What are some ways you are communicating with your students? What have you found to be difficult? What have you found to be effective?

You can find the post HERE.

FYI: I have used Dr. Elmore’s Habitudes and other resources and have found them very useful. See his website here.

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Relevant Magazine is doing a “re-posting” of their best web content from the past year. I found this one, “We need boring Christians” interesting. I want to call your attention to it as well. (Maybe you saw it when it was first posted this year, I missed it.)

Andrew Byers (he blogs at Hopeful Realism) reminds us of the need and the importance of the the “dull labors and bewildering struggles that would make unexciting press” and the reality that “discipleship is often ugly, messy and painful.” I know I catch myself pointing my eyes and my students eyes toward the ‘radical’ and the clamorous more than I do toward the every day labor of being faithful where God has placed you and doing whatever we do for the honor and glory of Christ.

I think the reminder is worth reading – take a look at it and join in on the discussion.

Chuck Bomar put together a great article on college ministry over at College Leader. It is worth your time reading and thinking through. You can find the article here: ‘The Missing Piece’

I find myself pointing people to other post on this blog a great deal – I like to share what I find helpful. Today is no different. I came across this guest post on Faith On Campus to be very helpful. Check it out HERE. This is a guest post from Robert Henry.

Tim Elmore has put together some important realities when teaching and leading Generation iY. Check them out HERE.

What are your thoughts?

SmallGroups.com along with Christianity Today have produced another resource for small group leaders. An online magazine or ‘digizine.’ Visually, it is very nice. Like most magazines it is content mixed with ads on products (mostly small group resources.) The embedded videos give the zine an interactive feel. You can also download the digizine and or print a hard copy.

Content in first issue is good. Some of it can be helpful to your collegiate small groups. It is worth taking a look at, passing along and signing up to receive future issues. You can even enter to win an iPad.

You can see the Digizine HERE

It has been a while since my last post. Sorry for the hiatus. I am working to get back on track with regular posting here and my other blog. In the mean time….

Guy Chmieleski posted some interesting thoughts on collegiates and small groups at his blog Faith On Campus. The blog is worth subscribing to and reading. I want to encourage you to take a look at these two post. You can find the first one HERE – the second HERE.

What are some of your thoughts?