the olympics & your college ministry (a fridea round-up)

Of course the Winter Olympics provide opportunities for your college ministry: with students in your ministry, with the larger campus, even with supporters/overseers. If you want a boost in figuring out how, here are a couple of posts where we’ve chatted about it: Rooting for the Americans (or the British) …

between entry-level and leadership: what do you require?

How often do you establish requirements for students who wish to participate in certain ministry activities? Clearly, most of what a college ministry offers – from “front doors” like Large Group Meetings to most forms of small groups to campus events – wouldn’t draw lines on who can or can’t …

a retreat to find their “place”

This week’s vacation took me yesterday to UC Santa Barbara with its many, many bicyclists… plus the original Freebirds World Burrito nearby, in the fantastic college town setting of Isla Vista. And it brings you another post from a past November! As part of a seminar on Student Leadership, I have …

adding process to the aftermath of spring break

This week, I’m posting on using Spring Break (or its aftermath) well. This idea was first posted a few years ago, but I’ve expanded it a bit here. Have you designed a process to follow your ministry’s Spring Break “event”? It’s important not to let your college ministry’s Spring Break activity …

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. …

jumping into the tournament now (some frideas)

Before this week of discussing our mission fields’ big Tournament closes, I wanted to throw out some ways to get involved… even if you haven’t already started a “bracket challenge.” Start a “mini” bracket challenge. After this weekend, you’ll only have 16 teams left – so why not start there, with a …