need leads

On Monday, I asked what place – if any – “initiative” has within your college ministry. Are there students regularly finding new ministry outlets (big or little)? Are they even encouraged to? Of course┬ánecessity is the mother of invention; a more “ministerial” way to put that is that┬áNEED leads to …

models, machines, and a more contextual application

I’ve written recently on the opportunity to learn this summer. Hopefully you’ve got college ministers, a conference, some books, and/or additional resources lined up to help your ministry skills deepen between now and August! But as you do, a note: It’s generally much more valuable to learn tools and principles …

an example of contextual: land of achievement

Monday and yesterday, I posted some thoughts on collegiate ministry contextualization, one of the most important ingredients in achieving the best possible “mission to the campus tribe” to which God has called any college minister. To continue the line of thought, I want to offer a few “riffs” on just …

further in: a future of deeper collegiate ministry

A few years ago, I had the chance to “present” at Guy Chmieleski’s collegiate ministry blogathon – with this round’s theme being “The Future of College Ministry.” Before jumping into more discussion of contextualization in college ministry (after posting some new thoughts on the topic yesterday), I wanted to re-post …

are your students “in on” your mission?

One of my major theses is that college ministers should see themselves as true missionaries to campuses, strategizing and contextualizing and patiently progressing very much like those who work overseas. But even if you’ve shared that idea with your supporters, your overseers, your fellow staff members, and your family… have …