“Dis-skype-leship” with students
Lately it has been cool to use a new tool in ministry with college students: Skype, a video chat program that is very popular amongst college students. It often seems in our world of busy schedules and lots of travel that students can be really busy and carving out a half hour or more to get coached can be tough sometimes. Most people using email are already on Gmail, a popular email website, which automatically comes with video chat capability too, called Google Talk which is integrated right into the sidebar when you are checking email. These opportunities save time, gas, and are more fruitful than a simple phone call that doesn’t necessarily show the facial expressions we all use all the time when talking with people. Thus far, John has been using it more this semester than ever, video chatting with 3 or 4 students in a week, sometimes. Of course it will never rival the face to face experience, but it does get close! We are grateful to use technology to help us win build and send students for Christ!