In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus describes four different groups of people and the way they respond to Jesus’ Good News. The second group is described like this:
Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. (Mark 4:16-17)
When students graduate, they leave not only the university, but also their Christian student group and often times the church they were involved at. The loss of these crucial supports can be a bit of a shock when entering the ‘real world’! Suddenly there are many new areas of life to navigate, each with its own pressures and temptations. Without that bedrock of Christians surrounding the young graduates, it’s understandable why there is such a faith drift during this developmental crisis.
But what can be done to prepare these new graduates for the ‘real world’, where the need to connect their faith and their work is vital for their relationship with Jesus?
Transition starts by narrowing in on what it means to be rooted in the Lord.
We explore the need to continually put our trust in the Lord, and how that trust will impact our words and actions. We study Daniel and Paul, who—despite all the incredible trouble and persecution they faced—acted with godly character, which resulted in amazing outcomes! We also explore what it means to be part of the church and the vital need to remain connected and involved with a church.
Our prayer is that by the time last year students and new graduates finish the Transition course, they will be “like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither” (Psalm 1:3). They will be prepared for all that awaits them at work, with regards to their professional fields and their faith.
Come to one of our online events to learn more about Transition and how you can use it.
If you want to join us for the launch event, email email@example.com for more details.