Emerging adults are heading back to college campuses. While this causes many parents to worry, and many religious to fear, it should lead us to pray.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6
Pray, and ask others to join you in prayer.
Kara Powell and Chap Clark in their book Sticky Faith say, “Over and over, students have told us that the first two weeks at college are when they make key decisions about drinking and other high-risk behaviors, right along with choosing whether to go to church or to a campus ministry.” (Powell and Clark) While many may not immediately participate in risky behavior, they do make social decisions that determine their social community for several years.
Let us show emerging adults that while on campus…
- They are still relevant to our lives.
- Their work on campus is relevant to the Kingdom of God.
- They are still an important piece of our spiritual community.
- They are not forgotten.
The purpose of the “First 2 Weeks” Campaign is to remind the Church to support and encourage emerging adults.
This prayer campaign is not just for parents. It is for youth workers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, pastors, friends, and anyone else who cares about the spiritual needs of emerging adults.
As the Church, let us show Emerging Adults through text, facebook, and tweet that they are not forgotten (#first2weeks). They are not in another reality. They are not so far away.
Help us build a prayer moment for Emerging Adults by…
- Use the buttons below to like and SHARE this article on Facebook.
- Replace your profile picture with the “First Two Weeks” image.
- Tweet your prayers for an emerging adult with the hashtag #first2weeks.
- Encourage your church community to join the movement by contacting your youth workers or senior pastor.
May we truly be the body of Christ, not in words only, but also in deeds.
Powell, Kara and Chap Clark. Sticky Faith: Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids.