where could you plant… THIS semester?

The many “unreached” and under-reached campus tribes are on my mind this morning. Is there one near you? Maybe it’s a community college that feeds into your big state school. A smaller school that’s always overshadowed by ten others in your metropolitan area. A tech school, or art institute. Whatever …

while you lift your students’ eyes, remember the campuses

Many college ministries have made overseas missions a priority. Whether by taking mission trips together, encouraging students to consider short-term or mid-term missions opportunities, or simply seeking to lift up students’ eyes to the (overseas) fields, international missions is a regular “push” for many college ministries. So in light of …

if you can’t see the fingerprints of context in your college ministry…

If a college minister can’t point to ways his or her context (the particular campus) has influenced the design of their college ministry, there are likely a few possibilities. That college minister is really new to their post. They haven’t gotten to know their context. They haven’t gotten to know other college …

spots on campus (a fridea)

Have you ever thought about the value of having Christian students scattered throughout the various campus jobs and student leadership positions at your school? I’m guessing you might have considered the latter, maybe less so for the former. But I also bet few college ministers spend time facilitating or coaching students to consider …

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 …

things I learned about everybody when i explored 10 chi alpha ministries

And… we’re back! (A sinus infection took me out a day longer than planned…) I started writing this blog right before my yearlong road trip to explore college ministry around the United States. But in the official reckoning, that trek was actually Road Trip #7. Six college ministry-exploring trips preceded it, taken while …