Get Your Spirit in Shape: College, Church and Faith
Finding a faith community in college can be challenging. Students who grew up in a local church had those ministries provided during their childhood and teenage years. Now, often for the first time, they need to seek out a place to worship and connect.
In this episode, the Rev. Sheila Bates, former Director of Student Faith and Leadership Formation at the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, shares ideas to help students, parents and churches find places to grow in their faith while the students are away at college.
Get Your Spirit in Shape
United Methodist College ministries
- UMCollegiate.org is a great resource site for students.
- An overview of college ministries offered by The United Methodist Church
- NEXT UMC is encourages and supports students who dream of making a difference in the world right now for Christ.
Recommended reading on UMC.org
- The secret to faith after high school? Parents!
- Life will go on for college parents
- 13 ways to stay connected with college students
- What every college freshman should know
- John Wesley and black colleges
- What churches can do when students are home on break
- Read the transcript of this episode
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This episode was originally posted in September 2016.