the olympics & your college ministry (a fridea round-up)

Of course the Winter Olympics provide opportunities for your college ministry: with students in your ministry, with the larger campus, even with supporters/overseers. If you want a boost in figuring out how, here are a couple of posts where we’ve chatted about it: Rooting for the Americans (or the British) …

special celebrations

Last night, our church held an “international potluck,” bringing together many of the international-born members of our congregation (and another couple of hundred American-born folks). It was a great chance to celebrate our church’s growing international population and growing diversity, as well as to encourage those born outside the U.S. …

thanksgiving & the last-minute opportunities

With Thanksgiving just two weeks from today, I thought I’d repost these notes on last-minute T-Day ministry… College ministry rarely gets to jump into Christmas in the same way that churches do; even church-based college ministries don’t necessarily expect big crowds or much opportunity on (or near) December 25th. But …

of spelling bees and internships

What role does celebration of individual accomplishment play within your college ministry? The Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway right now. While it’s not a college student effort, it’s edifying to imagine how these kids’ schools, churches/synagogues/mosques,, and even whole towns are cheering them on. How does your college ministry …

the joy of art

I’ve gotten a couple of chances to play in my creative side recently here at work. A report I planned to give to my team presented an opportunity to share data with gusto. And a video I shot allowed for some freewheeling fun. So I’ve got a question for you: …