Our entire church staff has been asked to read Onward by Russell Moore, which we’ll be discussing at a staff meeting soon.
It’s something you could try too – an inversion on the normal book club – encouraging everybody to read a certain book, and offering a study (or a party?) to chat about it… for everyone who actually reads it.
You might be surprised at the mix of student leaders, brand new attendees, and those in-between who get drawn to something like this. (You’d have the same sort of fun nmix if you offered an elective “lunch chat” about culture issues or a book of the Bible, too.) And that’s a win – anytime you can gather collegians who aren’t normally running in the same circles, you’re deepening the community of your campus ministry.
And of course, you get students reading a great book.