The Coronavirus Pandemic has presented those on the College campus who follow Jesus with unique challenges. How do we navigate our colleges transitioning to online instruction? How do we stay connected to community when fighting the spread of COVID-19 can also contribute to feelings of isolation? How do we push against the feelings of panic and anxiety so present in our 24/7, always on media environment? And, how do we love others well in these days? Below are some resources and ideas for you to use and share:
How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus? : Audio Recording/Article by Pastor John Piper
Dear College Students: The Mission Isn’t Cancelled: A great perspective on how we can still make use of this time as followers of Christ who want to share the gospel with a lost and dying world.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – How to Deal with the Anxiety : This is a great article you can share with friends and family from Everystudent.com. Consider sending a text like, “I’ll be honest-I’ve felt a little anxious when I think about this Coronavirus thing. This article helped me though. I’d love to get your thoughts on it. Let me know what you think, and if it helps!”
Peace of Mind in an Unstable World: Another great article from Everystudent.com. If you find this helpful, you might post it on a social media feed that you often use.
Refuge Psalms The Psalms have a ton to say about God as our refuge. This link is a complete list of the verses which use various words/metaphors used to present God to us as our stronghold/refuge/rock. A great place to dwell these days.
Up-to-date maps and graphs on Covid-19 from the New York Times
8 Strategies for getting the most out of an Online Class: A helpful article on how to navigate suddenly becoming an online student
“This [COVID-19] is a defining moment of discipleship.” : A great article for how followers of Jesus should walk in the midst of COVID-19
5 Ways To Struggle Well In Unexpected Disappointment
The Healthiest Way To Face Disappointment: Two helpful articles on how to navigate the sudden disappointments of no commencement ceremonies, abrupt goodbyes to friends, and other hardships brought on by the containment measures taken by universities.
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