Tuesday, January 31, 2012

100 Things to Watch in 2012

Well, we are couple weeks into 2012 and the countdown the Apocalypse is underway.  Only a few short months left to do work with MS/JH students, so we better make the best of it?   While you are waiting and continuing to do ministry here are,... Oh, about 100 things to watch in 2012!!  Thanks to the the Marketing Firm JWT.  
I happen to love these guys.  They are not a Christian organization at all, but they are such a great resource to watch culture, trends and even marketing especially to students and the next generation.

Enjoy the below slide show.  There are couple I wanted to highlight that I think are especially important and relevant to us in JH/MS ministry in case you want to skip ahead or do a quick scan they are:

#1. Access to Everything- think about how all the ways that influences how you teach and reach
#12. BYOD: Bring Your Own Device- I don't know about you but more and more it hard to enforce the old "no electronics and phone" rule.  More and more of JH/MS students are their tablet/kindle/nook to group.
#15: Crowd Source Learning- considering how that is and may be should shift our model of teaching?
#24: Gen Z: here comes the next generation of JH/MS in a few years, are you/we going to be ready.  Put away your transparency projector and mimeograph handouts.  (*bonus point for anyone who knows what those are...)
#53: P to P Experience: Could this be the future of the missions trip?  Is it time for us to shift our focus, planning and vision for the missional community of faith for this next generation?
#67: Silence: Can you say finally?  A return to silence and solitude. The un-plugged retreat and lock-in.  There is need in the middle of all these 100 things to also say.."Turn It Off".  
# 82: The Titanic Anniversary. Ha, just kidding.  Sorry, you heart will NOT go on...
#98: You Tube, the new boob tubeDiscernment is the key teaching topic as always.  Gone are the days of parent locked channels and monitors the TV's shows students watch in the living room. No surprise here that more "TV" and "Movies" are moving to smaller screens with more of a challenge for parents. 

JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2012
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