preparing student leaders for the influx of new students (part 3)

We’ve talked this week about highlighting basic doctrinal comparisons and basic methodological distinctives, so that student leaders are prepared to welcome new students to your college ministry – or recruit them in the first place. One other route that would be worth walking with your student leaders – perhaps simply by …

preparing student leaders for the influx of new students (part 2)

If your student leaders have only gotten deeply involved in your college ministry, then how well do they actually understand your college ministry’s distinctives? It’s like those adults who say, “When I was little, I thought every family drove to Nebraska every summer!” Your student leaders rarely have any context for …

preparing student leaders for the influx of new students (part 1)

I thought I’d write this week about ways to prepare a college ministry’s student leaders for those about to walk on your campus or (especially) walk through the doors of your ministry. With some basic readings, discussions, or other resources, those student leaders can be much more prepared to welcome, …

11 fun ideas for serving the incoming student (this week’s frideas)

Perhaps your ministry already serves incoming freshmen – a move-in day, for instance. But have you considered other ways to add value for incoming students, to serve them (even when the “return on investment” has more to do with actually serving them than wooing them to your ministry)? We don’t …

“journey mapping” in college ministry

In the Customer Experience world, something called “journey mapping” is apparently a big deal. A customer journey map tells the story of the customer’s experience: from initial contact, through the process of engagement and into a long-term relationship. It may focus on a particular part of the story or give an overview …