Benson Hines begins a series on different perspectives related to campus ministry, leading off with a discussion about partnership and independence among campus ministries.
Scot McKnight writes:
Emerging adults (those between 18 and 30) form a generation that is largely insensitive to the potency of God's holiness, and are therefore insensitive to the magnificence of his grace, the shocking nature of his love, and that gratitude forms the core of the Christian life. Some today complain about these matters. But I doubt very much that ramping up moral exhortations and warning about an endless hell are the proper places to begin with emerging adults. Paul was sensitive to his audience; we need to be as well.
The entire article can be found here.
Justin Holcomb lays out six essentials for campus ministry:
- Don't confuse the gospel with religion;
- Learn about sexual assault;
- Teach students how to read and interpret the Bible for themselves;
- Be prepared to comfort students because of divorce and death;
- Study apologetics;
- Be prepared to counsel students about what they're really facing.