room for the non-ministers to minister

You have students in your college ministry who are learning – and hopefully excelling – in all sorts of disciplines: Accounting. Sciences. Hospitality. Writing. Mechanics. All sorts of things.

So the question is, what vision are you giving them for how they can connect what they’re engaged in with what your campus ministry community is engaged in? How can an English major or a Physics major be involved via their discipline in your ministry?

Maybe they can’t. Not all majors – Veterinary Medicine? Botany? U.S. History? – have obvious connections to what you do week-in and week-out.

But have you ever prayed this through? It’s easy enough for these people, if they’re qualified and proven, to make great small group leaders or event planners. But if they’re spending 15 hours a week learning another field, wouldn’t it be helpful for someone to be involving them along those lines… when possible?

This is a tough one. I guess my point is… we don’t ponder it enough.

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  1. I know that Zach Allen has a career fair every year and they have different members of their church host a table just for pre-med students or teachers, etc. It’s a great way to connect their students to older adults and learn from each other.

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