I pride myself on being in the know of culture. I like pop culture and what is happening in the world.
So imagine my surprise when I kept seeing this picture(below) and the words One Direction…and I had no idea what or who they were?
And than the other day…I had to google some slang that I kept seeing everywhere on Facebook. What is happening to me?
And wait…Kanye and Kim are dating?
It’s impossible to really keep up with culture because it is changing so fast.
But it’s not impossible to keep up with your students. Checking in with them and asking important questions is not impossible with a little effort. At Overlake, we encourage our leaders to Connect 4. Connect with students in 4 different ways throughout the month…Facebook, texting, a phone call, or old fashion letter in the mail…or by simply going into their world. Technology is a great tool for staying connected. Connection communicates care. When a student knows you care…they are willing to hear what you have to say about them and about Jesus.
Connect this week with a student that you haven’t seen or heard from in awhile- find out what’s changing in their world! What are other ways you stay connected?
Also, who is One Direction? And should I be listening to them?