Archive for the ‘Resources’ 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.

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’

A came across this article today on MASHABLE. This site is a great place to keep up with what’s happening in the world of technology. This article deals with collegiates and their use of technology. Take a look at it HERE.

Stress is not an uncommon thing for any student or non-student for that matter. But is the amount of stress increasing and are students dealing with more in their lives today (than say a generation ago) creating more emotional and mental stability issues? Some would think so. I would tend to agree.

I have honestly referred more kids to counselors this school year than any year previous. I predict I will continue to see this.

One word the Huffington Post article issues best describes what I am seeing – “Overwhelmed.” Here is the ARTICLE. Take a look and let me know what you think. There are related post at the bottom of the article (I have not read them yet.) They might be worth taking a look at as well.

What are you seeing among the student population you work with?

Guy Chmieleski over at Faith on Campus just finished up another blogathon. This one was “Sex & Soul”. I have read a handful of the post and looking forward to reading a few others. It will be worth your time to look through the archive. The post are very insightful and may be helpful to you in your ministry in helping your students navigate these waters.

Find the blogathon HERE

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

What are your thoughts?

The latest Pew Research study is out on internet use. Take a look and see how this generation and previous are using the internet.

See the study HERE.

Beloit College released its mindset list for the class of 2014 today. It is worth taking a look at. The list does provide some perspective of what this generation has grown up with and with out.

You can see the list HERE.

Faith on Campus has been hosting a ‘Back to School Blog-A-Thon’ the past three days. There is some great material on the blog and is worth taking a look at. Guy Chmieleski’s blog is worth reading on a regular bases.

Here are my two favorite post – HERE and HERE.

I also found this ONE very interesting.

Benson Hines always has some good stuff to say – see his HERE.

Enjoy!

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