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identity shift…

joepuentes —  December 6, 2010 — Leave a comment

“Unlike Boomers Gen Y doesn’t have to push for change. Change is thrust upon them and sets the pace ahead of them. There is no identity. Identity is what you need to be to survive the situation you’re in. You’re identity will shift multiple times to survive in a week’s worth of living for Gen Y. – Chad Swanzy”

I recently read this quote from a Twitter friend that I follow. This guy is a student ministry resource stud… His site http://youthleaderstash.com helped me in a time of crisis awhile back when I needed to take over one of the ministry areas that I oversee.

Alright enough of that! So I read a post that contained the quote above (It also had a video that accompanied it – a must see vid for anyone who cares). As I watched this video and especially as I read the post, it got me thinking about the state of Christian formation for Gen Y. So much shifts and pushes for change in the lives of Gen Y that it makes wonder if our methodology of shaping their hearts and minds is archaic at best! Do the methods of old still hold relevance for this generation? Is it time for a paradigm shift in methodology of Christian Formation, one that is fluid and can push for change rapidly? It definitely needs to be an approach that will help Gen Y Christians get an arm-bar hold on their faith, which should be their identity they need to survive the situation they’re in, and will help them survive and thrive in a week’s worth of living…

Thoughts, ideas, questions… You tell me.

Below is a link to the post and the vid. Check it out…

http://www.chadswanzy.com/2010/11/this-pretty-much-sums-it-all-up.html