preparing student leaders for the influx of new students (part 2)

If your student leaders have only gotten deeply involved in your college ministry, then how well do they actually understand your college ministry’s distinctives? It’s like those adults who say, “When I was little, I thought every family drove to Nebraska every summer!” Your student leaders rarely have any context for …

preparing student leaders for the influx of new students (part 1)

I thought I’d write this week about ways to prepare a college ministry’s student leaders for those about to walk on your campus or (especially) walk through the doors of your ministry. With some basic readings, discussions, or other resources, those student leaders can be much more prepared to welcome, …

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 …

the future in college ministry: reaching the unreached

This week (while many are in Finals or just past them), I thought I’d ponder some future opportunities for college ministry. I’ve touched on some of these before, and I’ll only be lightly touching on them now. But hopefully it’s fun pondering for you, too. Today, something that I think …

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 …