valentine’s day college ministry

Please check out TWO requests for ideas at the bottom of this post!

One of the best projects I was ever a part of involved giving roses to the girls in our small group. I led a freshman Bible study my sophomore year of college, and I got all the dudes to secretly donate, come particularly dressed up that night, and then meet just before group time to get roses. As our lovely ladies walked down the hall, we were looking sharp and carrying flowers.

Valentine’s Day is possibly in the Top Ten of regular opportunities college ministries have to

  • be counter-cultural and redefining
  • shine
  • serve
  • make people’s day
  • develop group community
  • raise expectations for spouses
  • or all of the above.

So though I recognize today is Valentine’s Day, you’ve got a whole day ahead of you and then a whole “Valentine’s Week” ahead of you, too… It might not be too late to seize the Day, as it were.

and now, two ways I could use your help:

I would love to hear any and all examples of how you’ve seen ministries do well with Valentine’s Day (this year or otherwise). PLEASE either leave them in the comments or send them to me directly, so I can spread the wealth!

And while we’re at it, could you send me any Super Bowl party suggestions, along the same lines? Anything you’ve seen or done would be really helpful.

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