building with books (the fridea)

I was remembering this week about visiting Willow Creek Community Church several years ago, and how I found a little “study nook” tucked away with some Christian commentaries and “classics” for public use right there on the campus. I’ve written about that idea for college ministries before, but it’s fairly …

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 …

an olympic-sized tip for encouraging supporters & other interested parties

Every year, I make sure to point out that the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament would be a great time to remind people that they’re watching your mission field. I even update an essay each time, designed to help people picture just how exciting our campus mission fields really are. While …

other ways to bring parents into your college ministry

The other day, I posted six ways I’ve seen campus ministries involve parents in the sphere of what they do. Below, you’ll find more ideas, perhaps even more “outside the box” – but possibly perfect for your ministry. Soliciting parents as mentors for students Soliciting non-monetary “donations” (like I described …