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What Young Christians Can Learn from the Elderly|Life Is Better In Community

18 Oct

life“Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone” –Psalm 71:9

Young people…the elderly are now what you will eventually become. The older generations possess a wealth of knowledge and wisdom most would love to share. Listen to their stories. The elderly know a lot about community and what it means to live life together. Many have enjoyed a long walk with Christ and would love to impart their experiences to the younger generations. Seek them out. Sit with them in worship. Hear their stories. Find out what their needs might be and serve them. In all these things there is much to be learned and an intergenerational community to be built.

What Young Christians Can Learn from the Elderly

Youth lends itself to the productive Christian life. We\’re active and healthy and have our whole lives in front of us. We are in control and independent. We need no help to make it through the day.

We are also really good at pretending the above is true.

Young people, myself included, want to appear independent. We are good at convincing others (and ourselves) that we are making do on our own. But the truth is that we\’re often lonely. In our efforts to remain independent, we have forgotten how to be dependent on a community.

The remaining article can be viewed here: What Young Christians Can Learn from the Elderly – The Gospel Coalition Blog.

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10 Ways for Younger Women to Connect with Older Women

2 Oct

10 Ways for Younger Women to Connect with Older Women. (Click this title to read the full article)

This article was written by blogger Lauren Farmer, who serves as an Event Project Coordinator for LifeWay’s Women’s Training and Events and helps leaders understand the life of a college age woman in this post today.

Excerpt:  “A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to lead breakout sessions for college girls on the topic of preparing for life after college at one of LifeWay college event’s, Collegiate Week. Not only was it a sweet time of refreshment and encouragement for me personally, I also got to meet and get to know some amazing young women. I was overwhelmed by the number of girls who stayed after the sessions ended to talk, share, and ask questions. I was most overwhelmed by the number of girls who told me that the session was “exactly what they had needed to hear” or that no one was talking about these issues (or at least doing so honestly). I don’t say this to toot my own horn at all… rather I want to encourage you as leaders to continue to invest and speak into the lives of a younger women. And, do so with authenticity. You don’t have to be perfect or have it all together. Just be yourself. Be honest. Be real. Walk with them through life.”

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