overseer and supporters

I figure just about all of us – Quarter System and Semester System campus ministers – are in the middle of our season. So now might be a good time to spend a little time upgrading, shoring up, or jump-starting our relationships with our overseers and supporters. Tomorrow, I’ll look …

(even) more campus ministry variations

Instead of the usual Fridea, I wanted to offer a little more college ministry “theory” with a continuation of yesterday’s post. I noted then two of the big areas where we see major variations within the field of college ministry – Meeting Sites and “Tribal Reach.” Today, two more areas …

struggles in the branches, part 2

Monday I blogged about struggles I’ve seen in two of the branches of college ministry, after speaking on that (among other things) last week at a seminary “brownbag.” After sharing the difficulties I’ve seen in campus-based and church-based college ministry, I wanted to touch on the other two branches today! …

strengths in the branches

This week, I’ve been offering some learning on the various branches. Not all of this is news to most readers, I’m sure, but I still want to share what I’ve seen in the nationwide views I’ve had the chance to gain. Today and tomorrow, I want to visit the other …

variations in the branches

I enjoyed sharing with Dallas Seminary students yesterday, and I wanted to offer here some of the points I presented to them. But one of the areas I didn’t get to cover – fully, at least – were the variations found in each of the branches of college ministry. It …

determining the branches

Today I have the chance to share a brownbag seminar at Dallas Theological Seminar. I’ve been asked to speak on “The Four Streams of College Ministry,” introducing for students the branches that make up our field. I’ve found it immensely helpful to think about collegiate ministry in four branches. But …

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 …

“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 …