For many regular readers of the blog, the Christmas Break and/or the first weeks of school might be a time when blog-reading becomes a little sporadic. So I wanted to use today’s post to point you to some of the bloggin’ you might have missed – especially the posts that have been most popular and most-commented-on in the couple of months.
And if you’re new to Exploring College Ministry, it’s a great chance to catch up on some of the recent “explorations”!
being the best college ministers we can be
- Wisdom for the projects we choose to undertake and the resolutions we choose to make (with lots of comments!)
- Recounting the history of our ministries
- How you personally might help our field as a whole!
- Filtering through all the ideas for your college ministry and deciding what’s best (a post that will hopefully lighten your load!)
- And if you really want a challenge, a Ph.D. you might consider
serving our students in new ways
- Take an active role in shepherding how our students serve
- Introduce a “Regiment of Funerals“
- Actively, unapologetically recruiting students… impactfully
- Take a new approach to brainstorming, or define success in a new way (two guest posts I did at Heart of Campus Ministry)
two big series!
- See the recent Frideas, including a week’s worth of Spring-specific ideas!
- “Best of the Blog” from 2009, a series I ran during the holidays
an outsider’s view on specific campus ministries
I’ve had some neat chances to encounter a few major college ministries in BIG ways recently, leading to a few posts presenting an “educated outsider’s perspective” on these national groups. And those posts have received some great comments, too!
- After visiting the Urbana conference, I examined how the conference reflects its “parent,” InterVarsity (and if you’re interested, I also noted the crazy way I ended up at Urbana in the first place)
- I observed the relationship between a local Campus Crusade Winter Conference and its national org
- After seven focused weeks exploring Chi Alpha ministries, I discussed some distinctives of that national group
Plus, I posted some thoughts on recognizing the variations within organizations (as exemplified by one particular group of United Methodist college ministers).
and finally, if you missed it, I posted a very merry, T-shirt-filled Christmas card to you!
Anything I’m leaving out?