This article provides simple, practical ways that churches can reach out to college students by reaching out in ways that are helpful to the student. How can we do better at reaching out to people where they are, in ways that makes sense to them?
It is easy to get in a rut when thinking about ministry to college students. Too often, churches think that to minister to students, they need to have a worship service targeting students or the ability to take them on a mission trip. Though both of those avenues can be successful, they are not the only options. Stay connected with college students with these out-of-the-box ministry ideas.
Source: 7 Out-of-the-box college outreach ideas | United Methodist Communications

Journey to the Table, Research
This is interesting research. I don’t often see options like Pew’s “When They Were Young” button. It is interesting to compare generations at the same life stage.
Our analysis finds that Millennials stand apart from the young adults of the Silent generation when it comes to education, employment and home life.
Source: How Millennials compare with their grandparents 50 years ago | Pew Research Center

Research, Themes of JTT
I have always been a bit hesitant to refer to anything as my “calling.” It seems like such a loaded word to use. This author, Jimmy, writes it better than I could with four simple realities about “calling.” It’s worth the read if you wonder about that for yourself, the way I have for myself.
4 things to remember when you’re not sure what you’re supposed to do with your life.
Source: So You Have No Idea What Your ‘Calling’ Is | RELEVANT Magazine

Journey to the Table, Research, Themes of JTT
I have been fascinated recently by questions about things that identify us. For me, this is a pretty comprehensive list of the types of things I would answer when people ask me about myself. Particularly this week, this is a good reminder of whose I am.
Examining the many identities we take on and the only one that truly matters.
Source: 21 Things That Don’t Define You | RELEVANT Magazine