Referring Students to Good Spiritual Input
Many times you have opportunities to listen to students and be a real encouragement to them. But to be honest, you certainly cannot meet all of their needs.
A crucial part of a student's development, spiritually, is to get good fellowship with like-minded students. But how can you find out about where your students can get this type of fellowship?
One natural place might be your own church, especially if you have a ministry specifically for college students.
Another place, of course, are some of the excellent student groups that work right here on campus. These churches or para-church groups offer counseling, Bible Studies, retreats, weekly meetings and prayer.
How do you link them up with these groups? Your personal recommendation is always helpful. But if you don't know much about the groups on campus, you can check out the Student Affairs Office for a list of Christian groups.
Perhaps better yet, you can let the student check out some of the possible groups on the Web. There they can check out when and where the groups meet and what they have to offer.
Be pro-active and know what groups are on campus so that you can make intelligent referrals to your students.
Scripture: Hebrews 10:24,25 - "And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near."
Action Point: Try to learn a little about the different campus ministries and the college ministry at your church.
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