the myth of college ministry Best Practices

Catalyst begins today, and last night a few of us college ministers got to hang out. It was definitely good times. The article below is the second of two that I included in this week’s program. It’s a revamp of a fairly recent blog, but it’s one of those ideas …

forty-NINE decisions you’ve already made about your college ministry’s large group meeting

Do you realize how many options are available for each step of your ministry? I would guess that most of us don’t, simply because we haven’t had the opportunity to see what others are doing in the world of campus ministry. But it’s funny: Once we see even a few …

scratch where you niche (a fridea)

If you’re one of those people who pronounce “niche” like “neesh” rather than like “nitch,” then the already-not-particularly-clever pun in the title makes no sense at all. But the show must go on. This Fridea came up completely as a result of two college ministers – Bob Wreidt and Guy …

40 decisions you’ve made about your college ministry’s large group meeting

When I first thought about this post, my immediate guess was that there are twenty individual decisions that go into a college ministry’s weekly large group meeting. “Twenty?,” I second-guessed myself. That sounded pretty high. And then I wrote this list. It’s more than twenty. The classic “Sing ‘n Speak” …

9 ways to partake in that crazy, courageous combo approach (a fridea)

It’s the first Fridea of 2010! If you’re new around these parts, Frideas are weekly posts that offer nothing more than a college ministry method you might find useful. But, as far as college ministry methods go, these are often doozies – outside-the-norm ideas generally derived from things I’ve seen …

eclectic campus ministry?

On Monday, I noted that Millennials often live a very eclectic existence: Numerous genres on a single iPod, multi-tasking as the normal mode of operation, a “cafeteria” approach to worldview, a diversity of friendships, a diversity of interests. (That post focused on Jimmy Fallon’s excellence in reflecting this characteristic, and …