The life stage of 18-25-year-olds is completely different than it was in previous eras. In just one generation, we see contrasts that used to take two to three generations to surface. This shift has created frustration and confusion with those of older generations. Parents recognize this is a completely different world and struggle to relate the world of their child.
Others throw their arms up in bewilderment, assuming they'll never understand. And many church leaders wish they'd 'just grow up.' In this book, Chuck Bomar brings understanding, comfort, and direction to all of this. You'll learn: how the development of higher education has effected much of the separation between generational worlds -the irreversible ways in which this generation has been impacted and how today's college-aged person differs from the typical thoughts and values of older generations -the differences in life pursuits that cause major tension points between generations and how to navigate those. Through profiles of college-aged people and testimonies of parents, you'll explore in-depth issues college-age people face, how they process through them, and what influences their decisions so you can effectively bring your world together with theirs.
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|Who Exactly are We Talking About?|
|Generation Higher Ed-A New Context|
|Wandering in the Land of In-Between|
|The Who of the Times|
|Muddied Waters-Determining a Life Direction|
|Entitlement, Ego, and the Pursuit of Pleasure|
|The Arduous Process of Pursuing Self|
|Discovering Personal Convictions|
|The Evolution and Role of Relationships|
|Navigating Intergenerational Relationships|
|Practical Notes For Church Leaders|
|Practical Notes For Parents|
Chuck Bomar's vision is for every church to embrace college-age ministry as a vital part of their church. The founder of CollegeLeader and author of several resources for college ministries, Chuck also helped churches start or develop college-age ministries. After starting a college ministry from scratch and serving for nine years as a student ministry pastor, he is now lead pastor of Colossae in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife Barbara and their two daughters, Karis and Hope. La vision de Chuck Bomar es que cada iglesia adopte el ministerio universitario como parte vital de sus programas. Fundador de la organizacion 'Lider Universitario' y autor de varios recursos para el ministerio universitario, Chuck tambien ha ayudado a iglesias a iniciar y desarrollar ministerios para alcanzar a jovenes en las universidades. Tras iniciar un ministerio desde cero y servir a lo largo de nueve anos como pastor de un ministerio estudiantil, el es hoy dia el pastor principal de Colossae en Portland, Oregon, donde reside con su esposa Barbara y sus dos hijas, Karis y Hope.