don’t miss this group of students

Every college minister knows that the ROI on tending to freshman during the first few weeks of school is huge. There’s no doubt about that.

But another group – smaller in numbers, but with their own set of wants and needs – offers college ministers the chance to make a major impact on someone, at a point it might be especially life-changing for them.

What have you done already to reach, serve, impact, and/or recruit transfer students?

This is one of the zillion contextual differences in college ministry fields, but it’s likely that someone on your campus is new – but not a traditional freshman student. Transfer students and “transfer equivalents” (like perhaps some students who come in a bit older?) may differ in perspectives, optimism (or lack thereof), fears (or lack thereof), and even perceived life-stage. They may be less inclined to join a club… or moreso, depending on previous experience.

And on and on.

The point is, who’s reaching them? There may be fewer, but they also need to be reached before time’s up.

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