a big moment in college ministry history: campus crusade gets a new name

If you’re interested in college ministry at all, you’re interested in this: The country’s best-known, best-branded college ministry (by far) will change its name in 2012. Campus Crusade for Christ will officially become “cru” nationwide. (I was going to post about something college ministries can learn from Justin Bieber – …

“college student plans” vs. classic college ministry approaches in churches – and why you should care, even if you’re in campus-based college ministry

I mentioned yesterday that I have the chance to speak at the national EV Free church leaders’ convention this week. Today, why my topic matters to everyone in college ministry, not just churches. I care – deeply – about college ministry in all its branches, including certainly campus-based ministry, collegiate …

surprises in the branches of college ministry

As I wrote yesterday, I’m finding a 4-branch categorization most useful for thinking about American college ministry. Since it was on my mind (and since I shared about these things at my seminar last weekend), I thought I’d do a little riff on the four branches – particularly some points …

the FOUR branches

Back in October, I blogged about adding another “branch” to my categorization of college ministries. Previously, I had always discussed three branches: campus-based college ministry, church-based college ministry, and the formal discipleship that takes place in Christian colleges. I realized, however, that the prevalence and distinctives of collegiate churches might …

growing the branches of college ministry

I believe I first outlined my classification of the “three branches” of college ministry in a post way back in February 2008 (written only a few hundred miles south of here, during the yearlong road trip). I had variously referred to those three branches before and since, including in my …

trifecta!

Last week, for the first time I can remember, I hit the trifecta… That’s right. In one day, interviews with college ministers from what I consider the 3 “branches” of collegiate ministry. As you can see on the West Coast Itinerary, I met with Drew Aufhammer, staff member of UCLA …

pondering with a prof

Yesterday meant a one-day trip from Baton Rouge down to New Orleans for one of the most enjoyable opportunities of this trip so far! Dr. Allen Jackson, Professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, had invited me down there, and he took me and some other college ministry-types to lunch …