“I was baptized by Pastor Tom as a baby,” Joe says. “I remember going to church just because my parents wanted me to. But as I continued to grow, I decided on my own to be more involved, especially through my friends at church and it grew from there. I was plugged in with the help of former youth pastor Mark Fowler. I joined the junior high worship band and ended up volunteering with the media team.”
Jennifer was given an example of sharing Jesus with others and now is able to do the same in her own life.
Topics: Young Adults and Families
All of these suggestions are set around helping you find routine and rhythm in your day to be more productive and feel less disoriented.
The way services and programming are changing, we always want to equip and empower you as the parent or guardian to be able to lead the student(s) as their primary source of discipleship. I know this season has been difficult with natural rhythms changing significantly, but that doesn’t that new rhythms can’t blossom. The thought of doing leading in this context can be nerve-wracking because you ask yourselves, “What if they ask a question I don’t know?” or “What if we disagree on some things?” Don’t be afraid! That’s why we have some resources to help. Below is a resource for this week. We give you the main point of the message, Scriptures, some student ministry context, and a goal so that you can measure your success! We already know you are going to be AWESOME! We know this is going to be an amazing experience for you and your student. Let us know how we can further assist you in growing closer to Jesus together!
If your quarantine time is going anything like mine it is easy to see the changes taking place in your student. Students are known to thrive when they get into a natural rhythm and when that rhythm is altered there is a need for acclimation or a transition period. During the typical transition period students are often desperate for suggestions and creativity. This is where we can help shift their focus on utilizing this time for doing God’s work.
In this second week of What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do, we discussed the moments in life when something difficult happens seemingly out of nowhere. The more of life that we experience, the more we come to understand that these things will occur at some point. One of the first things I can remember like this was the sudden death of my grandmother. She had a minor procedure done that had some complications, and she passed away the next day. It was an unexpected event in my family. One of the most challenging things about these situations is the fact that it was unexpected. These situations often leave us asking the question, "what now?" Where do we go from here? Sometimes we may even question if God is in the situation at all.
As we navigate these next few weeks at home with our families in close quarters, it’s important to realize how we affect one another. While some of us may be thrilled to spend more time together, other people may feel the complete opposite.
Emily Murphy has been apart of the Chainbreakers since it started in September 2017. It has been a huge joy to get to know Emily and she has the coolest job ever that you should ask her about sometime! She is the Compliance Coordinator at ORU and as a rule follower myself, I never get bored hearing about what she does. Emily first decided to come to Asbury because she was on the hunt for a church that had a young adult community. She got involved in Chainbreakers from the start and has been an important part of the group ever since.