rapid response team

As you know, Dallas faced a tragedy last week when five police officers were killed in Downtown Thursday night. Since that time, I’ve seen our church and other churches step up to respond in some really great ways. In some cases, the opportunity presented itself because of an event that …

what could happen with a brainstorming day? (a fridea)

You’re nearing the end of the school year. And it’s likely you’re planning to work through ideas and changes for the next school year… later. That’s perfectly fine for staff, volunteers, and any student leaders who will be around this summer. But what about the rest of your ministry? What about the student leaders …

4 spring break ideas you could plan right now

Haven’t had a chance to plan something for Spring Break? Or have a bunch of students who don’t have plans yet? This is a repost from the past, but it’s useful if you’re open! These require little planning but could still have a real impact. The full-but-unplanned mission trip. If you’ve …

two more edges to the super bowl

Starting yesterday, I’ve been applying my “exploring the edges” brainstorming method to Super Bowl parties, both as a specific opportunity as the big game approaches and an exercise in creativity for any events in college ministry (or any method at all, really). Yesterday, we explored the edges along the who-what-when axes. …

exploring the edges of the super bowl

Yesterday I mentioned the need to grow students into community-builders, including seeing the opportunity in events like the Super Bowl. If that is indeed your plan in a couple of Sundays – if you hope to throw a Super Bowl Bash, as it were – I thought I’d brainstorm that a …