hospitality in college ministry #5: the all vs. the many

It seems to me that true Hospitality is characterized by – among other things – a recognition of all, not just many. When I’m thinking about Hospitality (in college ministry, churches, or otherwise), it helps me to consider how the perfect party host handles her soirees. Does she aim to …

hospitality in college ministry (a new series for a new year)

And… we’re back! Over my break, I’ve been working on a possible book – only this one’s not about college ministry, it’s about the weird, intriguing, magnificent time I spent visiting 165 weekend church services during my yearlong road trip. Yes, the main purposes of that trip – and by …

…and now it’s time for the debrief

Before Thanksgiving Break, I wrote plenty about the need to prepare our students for the Break. And, whether we had the chance to do that or not, I encouraged us to work strategically to ready collegians for the long Christmas Break. But there’s another important step a friend helped me …

when it’s just one, it’s just one

It’s okay to have only one ministry purpose. I don’t mean having a single aim for your entire college ministry – although that’s probably okay, too, if you see your ministry as complementary to other ministries students will be impacted by. But what I mean today is that it’s okay …

ingredients #1: dancing around your grill

For many of you, you’re in the middle of Finals Week (or it just ended – or will begin shortly). So this week I’ll be “peppering” the blog with some quick posts that may help as you plan for the future. The “Ingredients to Consider” series will highlight some characteristics …