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“Parents set a kind of glass ceiling of religious commitment, above which their children rarely rise” was a quote that jumped off the page and punched me in the face. It did this both as a parent and as someone who is deeply involved in student ministry. While you may not be surprised by the argument put forth in this article, I consider it a must read and a must reminder of something that we can never lose sight of in student ministry.
Something we have to be careful about in our social justice minded culture is that we focus to the far ends of the earth without developing a heart in our students for their own communities. We need to help our students develop the “both / and” mindset of global and local missions that we are called to as disciples. Dr. Mary Glenn is an Urban Youth Ministry professor with the Fuller Youth Institute, and in this article she gives some very practical and thought-provoking ideas that you can do to help your students develop a love for their community.
The last article for today is one that I think you will enjoy. Take just a moment to count how many of these games you have done in your ministry. Additionally, I would love to hear some stories of how games you have played have gone wrong. It’s healthy to laugh about it. 🙂 Leave a comment below with your story!