I don’t know what it will mean to college ministry, but it’s not insignificant that iPhones are a big deal for the students we serve.
I continue to be surprised by the people I find owning and rather nonchalantly using them: high school students, “poor” college students, my Jr. High Minister friend, even a British gal at our Family Thanksgiving. I shouldn’t be surprised, though. iPhones are becoming kinda the norm, if you can believe it. They are the TOP-selling phone nowadays, displacing those very prevalent RAZRs in that spot. Wowzers.
And the iPhone means Internet all the time. Customization to the hilt. Always-available audio. GPS wherever, whenever. Communication and collaboration like never before, with friends and strangers. Et cetera.
Again, I don’t know what iPhones and similar smartphones mean for college ministry, but I’ve got to figure they might mean something. And since I traded my own several-years-old RAZR for a brand-spankin’-new iPhone yesterday, I’m officially on the lookout for those somethings.