ask the (local) expert: a fridea

Throughout your town (or in cities nearby), there are people who spend every day working on many of the issues that you deal with regularly as a college minister. When’s the last time you did a little “continuing education” by getting their tips and Best Practices? Who am I talking …

11 ways to maximize now (frideas!)

I wrote this post awhile back about how we can maximize our time as Christmas approaches. If your expectation is for post-Thanksgiving to be a rather “dead” moment in collegiate work, maybe these ideas will shake you up a bit! So here’s this year’s charge to do something great in …

the classy outreach (a fridea)

I don’t know if your town has these, but Dallas has a variety of studios that host classes – my gal and I recently went to a 3-hour painting class, for instance. Dance classes seem to be another option (judging by things I’ve seen on Groupon), as are cooking classes …

various thoughts on charm school, campus tribes, & more (part 2)

This week I’m springboarding from a “CBS Sunday Morning” report to talk about ways campus ministries can Love their campuses by regarding them as unique tribes and meeting their unique needs (yesterday) Think outside the box about unique ways to serve and connect with collegians (today) (If you haven’t watched the …

do they see some good?

College ministries have the amazing chance to draw people to the Lord – and establish change on their campus and in the world – by beating the world at its own game(s). Surely, students in your campus ministry and the average non-Christian on your campus have some hopes in common. …

tying college ministry to valentine’s, romance, and more (frideas galore)

Yesterday I wrote about using Valentine’s Day (or Valentine’s Week) to make students (especially the gals) feel special, to help students learn about serving others, to discuss Christianity’s counter-cultural version of and vision for romantic love, and other possibilities. The thing is, romance, possible romance, and thoughts of future romance …

love thy neighbor (a fridea)

The college ministry I volunteer in meets in a large theater on the SMU campus, inside the Student Center. But like a lot of campus Student Centers, there are several other meeting rooms down there. So as students arrive and as they leave, there are often other meetings taking place …