Saturday, August 21, 2010
Going to College
I'm guessing that this fall a few of you readers will be making the switch from high school to college. Now, we've all heard the statistics about how many kids lose their faith when they go to college. I don't think this is from being exposed to certain things but rather from not continuing to do the things they did in high school - go to church, youth group, etc. So how can you have an easier transition to college? As far as finding a church is concerned, I would suggest 3 things:
1. Talk to your pastor. Chances are he knows of or can find a good church in the city where you are going to school.
2. If somebody older than you from your home church/town goes to school in the same city, ask them where they have gone to church. It's always easier to go when you have to somebody to go with, too. If you are going to school in the Twin Cities or Fargo I'd be more than happy to suggest a couple churches for you to check out.
3. Join Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) or FCA or something to that effect. In addition to giving you a great group of kids to hang out with, they will be able to provide suggestions on churches you could attend.
Going to college is a lot of fun, and finding a church near your school can make the transition so much easier. If you would like more advice I would be glad to talk to help out. Best of luck!
Until next week,