the church-connecting checkup (and/or practice)

For most college ministers, a good segment of their students go home for the summer. Have you ever thought about using this moment to see how well your instruction about church involvement has “sunk in”? I realize it’s a weird season – they’re only home for a short time, and they …

more things about everybody from 10 chi alpha visits

Last week I started blogging about a unique road trip I had after the yearlong exploration. On that trip (also nationwide), I got the “inside scoop” on 10 Chi Alpha chapters, since I’d been commissioned by the national office to do just that. But when you explore one college ministry, you might …

what the local church can do (even if you’re not serving at one)

I believe I’ve touched on this before, but it bears repeating – and connects with a conversation I had with a college minister yesterday. Whether you’re a church-based college minister or not, it’s likely you have a plethora of programs available for your students through the local church. Whether it’s Christ-center …

13 ways to use adults

I would argue that any college ministry should consider getting adults involved. This is a common question from church-based ministries, but providing intergenerational connections and using adult volunteers is a great option for many ministries besides those housed in churches. What are some ways you can get this done? Adopt-a-Student …

poles #2: integration vs. incubation

Tuesday’s first post in the College Ministry Poles series produced some great commentary from readers. Thanks, friends. (Besides that post, you can read the intro to the series here.) Today’s entry touches on a big question: How much should students be used / ministered to within their own collegiate context, …