your army of (overlooked?) editors

As a college minister, you’re probably creating something all the time. You plan a weekly message, you write a blog post, you craft emails to everyone. You write outlines for your leadership meeting, write curriculum, design discussion questions for small groups, or craft fundraising letters. Maybe you edit videos, post on …

13 ways to use those grown-ups

Want something new for the New Year? Here’s a post from way back about using adults… I would argue that any college ministry should consider getting adults involved. This is a common effort by church-based ministries, but providing intergenerational connections and using adult volunteers is a fantastic option for many ministries besides …

teaching the shepherds the glories of the everyday feed

Yesterday’s post provides an example of what so many shepherds – of all kinds – can miss. There’s great value in caring about the flock’s everyday sort of needs, the small trials and small blessings that pop up throughout a life. If shepherds are only really interested in “making great strides” …

underwater weeks & their opportunity

What happens when your students face an “underwater week”? The difficult mid-semester week, when it seems like all projects are due and mid-terms come calling and a paper or two still need to be written, is a universal facet of collegiate existence. My question is this: How do you use …

five ways to approach halloween on campus (a fridea)

This is an old Fridea that hasn’t lost its steam – with a month to prepare… October 31st is “celebrated” differently campus-to-campus, and many schools may not see much when it comes to the nearby weekend or the night of Halloween (this year it’s on a Tuesday, FYI). But other …