your missing ingredient in evangelism, debating hot topics, & other campus impact

You’ve got a variety of areas in which you want students to be “ready to speak”: Evangelism opportunities, of course (and not only those creatively “engineered” by the students). Standing up for the faith, too – especially in the areas of hot-button issues like homosexuality, race, anything that seems “political,” etc. …

two more edges to the super bowl

Starting yesterday, I’ve been applying my “exploring the edges” brainstorming method to Super Bowl parties, both as a specific opportunity as the big game approaches and an exercise in creativity for any events in college ministry (or any method at all, really). Yesterday, we explored the edges along the who-what-when axes. …

exploring the edges of the super bowl

Yesterday I mentioned the need to grow students into community-builders, including seeing the opportunity in events like the Super Bowl. If that is indeed your plan in a couple of Sundays – if you hope to throw a Super Bowl Bash, as it were – I thought I’d brainstorm that a …

preparing your ministry for the pained

Yesterday I highlighted an excellent article from Harvard’s student newspaper, a reflection by a student facing deep pain. I hope you read it! It leads me to ask these questions, and it might bring even more to your mind: Are you raising up college students who are looking for those …

letting students own the finding

A couple of weeks ago, I challenged you to aim to create full-fledged “indigenous leaders,” students who truly function as college ministers to their own tribe. One element of that – for those whose ministries are ready – is giving students ownership in identifying new paths of ministry. This could …

more like missions: presence

As almost the flip-side of yesterday’s exhortation to have a comprehensive goal, today I want to encourage you to consider how you might increase your “ministry of presence” this semester. Isn’t this what our own international missionary friends attend to, even in the midst of overarching plans and fundamental tasks? …