Contribution to Book
Adventist young people who don’t attend Adventist schools often find themselves marginalized in the life of the church. Reasons exist for attending non-Adventist schools. Instead of classifying all tertiary schools outside of the Adventist educational system as public education, a more accurate term would be non-Adventist colleges and universities (NACU). The author shares his personal journey with NACUs and makes suggestions for what churches can and should do to minister to young adults attending school away from home. These include relationship building, networking, introducing expectations quickly, integrating students into church activity, and mentoring. This calls for collegiate focused ministry on the congregational level and a re-framing of Christian education to be broadly based in congregations instead of merely at Adventist Schools.
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Buckley, Paul, "Adventists in Non-Adventist Colleges and Universities: Implications for Ministry from a Personal Journey" (2010). 180 Symposium Publications. 100.
Posted with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University