start planning the tour(s)

One of the cooler services you can offer new students is a view of their new “neighborhood.” …which in collegians’ cases, includes both campus and the town your campus resides in. (This works even during summer orientations!) What’s more, you have the opportunity to start students with a spiritual view of …

is this truly a value in your college ministry?

As I noted, last week I was immersed in two different conferences – which means, of course, that I had two chances to learn some college ministry principles – not because these were “campus ministry conferences” per se, but because we can always be learning about this field. So that’s …

adding process to the aftermath of spring break

This week, I’m posting on using Spring Break (or its aftermath) well. This idea was first posted a few years ago, but I’ve expanded it a bit here. Have you designed a process to follow your ministry’s Spring Break “event”? It’s important not to let your college ministry’s Spring Break activity …

4 spring break ideas you could plan right now

Haven’t had a chance to plan something for Spring Break? Or have a bunch of students who don’t have plans yet? This is a repost from the past, but it’s useful if you’re open! These require little planning but could still have a real impact. The full-but-unplanned mission trip. If you’ve …

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 …