field groups (a fridea)

How often do students gather or connect based on their career fields? It seems much more common to group students by class year. Either this means small groups with all freshmen, sophomores, etc., or it means putting upperclassmen in discipling relationships with younger students. But do you ever put all …

a partner-potential orientation

This is the third entry in a series called “Partnering Possibilities,” looking at the role partnership can play in a college ministry. Yesterday I wrote about the chance to use partnership as “delegation,” especially for new activities. Today’s thoughts run the risk of being redundant, but some of the ideas …

partnering possibilities

One of the “pillars” of my church’s outreach efforts is Partnerships. We nearly always partner with an outside organization to accomplish our corporate city (or global) impact. We’re a big church and could choose to “start things,” but we’d often be recreating what others are successfully doing. This isn’t an uncommon approach …

narrowing YOUR focus

Yesterday, I talked about a theme I wish college ministers discussed more often with students: The principle of focusing on leading within one’s strengths, rather than striving for roles that don’t fit a student’s abilities or personality. Today, I turn the mirror toward the college minister. How are you organizing …

go elective (a fridea)

If you haven’t looked recently, you can see all the Frideas here – and find all the other categories in the drop-down list. Last Friday, I posted on presenting “electives” for our students outside of the normal activities of our ministry. Today, another elective-style Fridea: Consider presenting options for the …

a more robust greeting team (a fridea)

Since I’ve already been talking about being good hosts on the “front lines” of our ministry, I figured I’d write a quick Fridea to match. This week’s idea: Create a “Front Lines Team” dedicated not only to welcoming at Large Group Meeting, but to figuring out all the ways to …