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 …

structures, forms, & functions

Like most college ministries, yours probably has some vital, mostly unchanging “structures.” Maybe you’ve got more of these than your Large Group Meeting and your small group setup, but those two pillars of collegiate ministry will fit this example. When’s the last time you evaluated your key structures’ FORMS in …

welcome team in october

It’s a spectacular time to do a hospitality check-up, since October is well past most college ministry’s major influx of new visitors. Student leaders, staff, and the whole ministry will find it easier to slack just a bit; for instance, even though they see each other regularly, students may habitually …