One of the parts of student ministry that has changed in the past few years is the influx of Social Media. From the days of Xanga, MySpace, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or even Google + (all 4 of its users) and each day, I learn not only what students are using and expecting from these platforms, but also how they can be used for ministry. Not
only that, we also watch as different platforms run their usability out with time or even just a new generation. Students used to use MySpace and then it closed. Facebook started as a college only social platform before becoming a “parents-mostly” platform. Instagram is a great place to reach students but not to reach their parents. I do this for a living and I do emerge myself within Teen and Young Adult culture but what we find is that ministry in and around the church also changes. Scripture itself speaks in Hebrews 13:8 that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” And even though everything changes in our culture, Jesus doesn’t, and the needs that people have don’t. They just find new ways to try to fill those needs that Jesus is meant to fill.

RH

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