preparing your ministry for the pained

Yesterday I highlighted an excellent article from Harvard’s student newspaper, a reflection by a student facing deep pain. I hope you read it! It leads me to ask these questions, and it might bring even more to your mind: Are you raising up college students who are looking for those …

ways to spend finals that you haven’t planned for

Obviously, there are plenty of ways to use Finals Week for ministry purposes, but many of them require a least a little planning. But what if you (or some of your volunteers or student leaders) have some time during Finals Week beyond what you’ve planned? Here are some ideas: Spend time on …

letting students own the finding

A couple of weeks ago, I challenged you to aim to create full-fledged “indigenous leaders,” students who truly function as college ministers to their own tribe. One element of that – for those whose ministries are ready – is giving students ownership in identifying new paths of ministry. This could …

finals is an opportunity

Here in mid-October (can you believe it’s mid-October?) is the perfect time to start planning how you’ll use “Finals Season” well. Whether you and your staff plan it or it’s delegated to student leaders… whether you aim for evangelistic conversations, relationship building among your students, serving the campus by providing …