fishing for complements (not compliments)

An oldie but goodie, updated and important to ponder… Since first exploring college ministries, I’ve discussed the role (and value) of complementary college ministries, and I covered those unique efforts in Reaching the Campus Tribes, too. My hope is that eventually all the individuals aspiring to “do college ministry” or …

a simple “viewing Christianly” exercise

How well have you taught your students to think Christianly about “everyday” things, like the media they consume? If you’ve got some students (as a result of your leading or otherwise) who are thoughtful about music, the latest Netflix series, movies, etc., could they take that thoughtfulness a step further …

a retreat to find their “place”

This week’s vacation took me yesterday to UC Santa Barbara with its many, many bicyclists… plus the original Freebirds World Burrito nearby, in the fantastic college town setting of Isla Vista. And it brings you another post from a past November! As part of a seminar on Student Leadership, I have …

thanksgiving requires think-giving

A holiday like Thanksgiving shouldn’t pass without college ministers pondering how they might leverage it. And yes, Thanksgiving is a prime opportunity – with weird schedules, unique groups of students “left” on campus, and more. I’ve posted these potential opportunities before, but they’re worth revisiting: Service projects. Find out some …

collegian participation in collegiate mission

Last weekend’s Chalmers Center conference shared – among other things – some principles for effective ministry design. And one of many is working with a “target” audience as we develop our ministries/missions to them. This principle has a lot to offer college ministry, largely because it doesn’t seem to be widespread. …