perception is hospitality-reality

As I’m working my way through this series on Hospitality in College Ministry, a vital note: Perceptions always matter, but even more so in aiming for hospitality. We’ve all had moments of sadness when we hear that students who visited our ministries didn’t feel welcomed. But we’ve also probably (wisely) …

you say it’s a pillar, but…

Every college ministry has “pillars” – those areas its leaders feel are essential for the mission they’re called to, the methods and themes that it’s most important to do well and get right. Often one college ministry’s pillars will be different from those claimed by other ministries (including other ministries …

what info is bringing them back?

If they haven’t spent 3 hours combing through your ministry’s web page, what details are new visitors discovering that encourage them to continue coming? If students didn’t make your annual “vision-casting” message at the start of the school year, how clear are your ministry’s main themes, activities, and purposes? We …

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 …