they’ve got time

College ministers are around young adult ministry (or general “singles ministry”) enough to hear the occasional exhortation that singles see their current season as a gift – and make use of their singleness to accomplish ministry and adventures that they wouldn’t/won’t in marriage. But I’m not sure if that teaching …

where could you plant… THIS semester?

The many “unreached” and under-reached campus tribes are on my mind this morning. Is there one near you? Maybe it’s a community college that feeds into your big state school. A smaller school that’s always overshadowed by ten others in your metropolitan area. A tech school, or art institute. Whatever …

taking recruiting seriously, part 3: reasons for the invitation

Another key part of taking campus ministry recruiting seriously is being prepared to give reasons someone should participate! Sure, many student-to-student invitations begin casually. A reason isn’t expected – just an invite. But very quickly reasons become important: Why should this person check out the college ministry? Why would they …

taking recruiting seriously, part 2: seeking a sheep and sowing seed

This week I’m exploring ways to help students take seriously the opportunity to invite others into your college ministry. “Recruiting” (or whatever we call it) is clearly a major part of just about any college ministry. And it should be: You have the chance to intersect with students’ testimonies (like I discussed …