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 theirĀ unique needs (yesterday) Think outside the box about unique ways to serve and connect with collegians (today) (If you haven’t watched the …

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 …

going for broke #8: start a tradition

Short and simple today, but it’s still a chance for brave, strategic college ministries to “go for broke”: Start a (school-serving) tradition on your campus. Believe it or not, your ministry would be far from the first to begin something that a campus tribe rallies around. There are instances of …

going for broke #5: a fridea about funds

You want a Fridea that fits this “Going for Broke” series? What if your college ministry started a business? Laundromat. Laundry service. Restaurant. Coffee shop. Bookstore. Textbook store. Clothing store. Vintage clothing store. Event photography. Graphic design. Rentals. And those are just ones with a campus-orientation that came to mind …

use parents’ visits well

Maybe I’ll have a chance to ponder some concrete ideas in the future, but the title of today’s post pretty much speaks for itself! And every campus – and every ministry – is different enough that your interactions with parents and the potential there will differ pretty widely. But since …

daily deals as campus ministry opportunities

I’ve posted this idea before, but it seems like a particularly summery thing to do… and at this point, a lot more people are familiar with Groupon and sites like it (Living Social, for example). Yesterday I tweeted news of Living Social’s amazing $10-for-$50-worth-of-VistaPrint deal. Knowing VistaPrint is what many …