GenLIFE

Ancient Foundations. Contemporary Challenges. Young adult ministry for the 21st century.

 
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the ARK

a preemptive approach to collegiate transition

Handing off in the Exchange Zone

Some reports suggest that a college freshman settles into the majority of their key friendships and activities within two weeks of arriving at school. That's why waiting until everything else is settled to start looking for a spiritually focused community/ministry can ultimately be too late. 

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BREAKING AWAY

Breaking Away is a day-and-a-half long interactive seminar designed to help explore many of the issues involved in graduating from high school and entering the next phase of life. Especially for those leaving home, the challenges they are going to face are just too big to be swept under the rug and ignored until they actually happen.  What will "freedom" from the family system actually feel like, and what potential dangers lie there? What does it mean to "reinvent" myself to an entirely new social group, and how is that both a positive and a negative? When my atheist professors start to attack my faith, will they really have any good arguments that might upset my equilibrium? What DO most people outside my Christian sphere believe about the world? Does it really matter that much if I stay connected to the fellowship of the local church during my college years? What IS the main goal of these college years?