a Propel pile for your perusal

Sometimes it’s just helpful to have a pile of ideas or resources to think about in regards to college ministry – especially as we enter the summer and start thinking (or continue thinking) about next school year. (Meanwhile, some of us – including many church-based college ministers – are jumping …

what comes of connecting

I’m on my 15th multistate, college ministry-exploring road trip! (Details here.) So whenever I can write, I’ll be posting an “under the hood” look at what I learn and experience on these trips. Enjoy! This morning I had great chats with two college ministers here at UNLV: Mattie Goins, director …

surprises from the journey(s)

I have been asked on occasion what has surprised me as I’ve trekked around the country researching college ministry. So though I’ve mentioned things along the way, I figured I’d post a better list of some such surprises. Maybe these things will surprise you; maybe they won’t! But my hope …

the lowdown on developing a College Student Plan

As you may remember, I’m speaking this morning at the Evangelical Free Church leadership conference. (Please pray for me!) The talk will address the importance of college ministry the difficult state of affairs at present (particularly within churches) and how to turn that tide by developing a strong College Student …

“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 …

college ministry leaders worth knowing

Yesterday, I highlighted the upcoming Ascent conference, but I promised to dive a little deeper today. Anybody interested in the field of Collegiate Ministry should definitely be aware of Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church – and its “offspring,” the Ascent Network. university pres & mike gaffney As I wrote in Reaching …

the surprisingly unmissional approach to college ministry (best of the blog)

Merry Christmas! This week, as you and I celebrate and (hopefully) rest, I’ll be posting some Best of the Blog from 2009! Whether you missed these posts the first time or not, hopefully they’ll present some helpful, interesting, or surprising thoughts on our amazing ministry field. One of the most-visited …