Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and the Future
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Whether you choose to live with a roommate, or fly solo, you’ll first need to decide what you can afford.
This guy was just like, “Yes; come with me.” He would invite us over, and we would hang out with his family and have pizza. He had answers from the Scriptures. When he didn’t, he would give us resources to help us find those answers. I didn’t know—you know, when you’re growing, you don’t feel like you’re growing; but God was growing us and growing me. Because let’s face it, h igh school might be good at teaching us algebra and essay writing, but for most of us, formal education falls short in teaching us the vital skills we need to take on the world as an official adult.JP: I’ve watched tens of thousands of the lives of young adults. Just so much of ministry is pattern recognition—like you’re just seeing people make choices; and you get to see which of those choices turn out well and which of them don’t turn out well. Then that just gives credibility to God’s Word; because then you start to see: “Oh, when they go and live according to God’s Word, it leads to life. When they don’t, it leads to death.” Do you need a car to get to work? Or will public transportation and UBER suffice? Maybe biking? Electric bikes have grown in popularity, especially in cities.
For my 18th birthday, my parents got me this book, "Welcome to Adulting." Although being 18 means I'm considered an adult, I still consider myself a teenager with little experience in adulting. Before joining the Betterman team, Emily worked at Watermark Community Church serving in The Porch ministry for 8 years.You are worried that not everyone will like you? You are making an idol out of others’ opinions of you Bob: This issue of faith and how that fits into adulting is something you understand, firsthand, because you were an adolescent, well passed your teen years; weren’t you?
I’ll admit to harboring mixed (some might say judgy) feelings about the phenomenon. I grew up—ahem, adulted—before this was a thing. Know how? I got older. As I did, new opportunities and responsibilities came my way and… I coped. Sometimes gracefully and with ease, and sometimes less so, via heartbreaking mistakes. Mercifully, my forays into new, adult terrains happened pre-social media, so failures were localized and successes taken in stride. Mostly, to my recollection, my transition to adulthood happened gradually and unceremoniously, save a few key milestones that called for popping the Champagne. Before we get to the resources, let’s pause a moment and talk about the word “adulting.” Believe it or not, this word is actually in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster gives us a pretty solid definition of adulting: Once you know how much money you have to work with, you need to first make a list of your monthly expenses. Things like student loans, transportation, groceries, rent, etc….
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In 2004, soon after entering their new 600 seat sanctuary, Pastor Loya was recognized by the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and Third Day Believer’s Network (3DBN), as one of the most significant and successful Hispanic pastors in the United States of America. The year 2014 marked another significant moment in the life of the ministry, as Cross Church completed their 1,800 seat sanctuary. In addition to pastoring, Bryan teaches and writes on a wide range of topics, including theology, worldview, and discipleship. His book, “Tasty Jesus: Liberating Christ from the Power of Our Predilections,” equips believers to respond to the distortions of Christ created by the personal tastes of our culture that conflict with the Bible and historic Christian orthodoxy. He also published “Cohort: Forming a Legion of Disciples in the Actively listeninghelps you understand detailed instructions and reduce the chances of errors on the job. Beyond that, there are at least ten other communication skills for workplace successyou should know. Possessing these skills will help you to become a well-rounded employee and an asset to your company.