With all of the transition, struggle, change and formation that takes place during the college years, I wonder how our approach to ministry with college students might change if we began to think in terms of this season of life as a ‘spiritual desert’ for students, similar to what we see described throughout the Bible and Christian history.
How would this change how we talk about these years?
How would it change the kind of programming we do?
What about our discipleship?
We know how regularly students come to us in crisis — so why not encourage them to embrace it as a way to find God, better know themselves and to better connect with the struggles of their peers?
What kind of difference do you think this would make?
Do you think it would draw students in? Or repel them?
Still thinking about this… but would love to hear your thoughts!