the opportunity to reach niches

Yesterday I talked about the need for fewer ministries on campuses – or at least the need for us to defer to what’s already happening and examine it closely before determining that a campus needs our brand of collegiate ministry. Today, I make a case for more ministry, using a …

new thoughts on service: the champions

One intriguing model for organizing service opportunities and cause-oriented efforts is something we use at the church that employs me. Our system, in a nutshell, relies heavily on having a “point person” for every ministry partner. So for the homeless ministry we connect with, there’s a point person. For the …

new thoughts on service: the slow hand

A corollary to yesterday’s thought on “organic ordination“: Though we may want to allow more of our outreach opportunities to be determined by our students’ present involvements and passions, that doesn’t mean we move quickly to “ordain” these as good ministry-wide outlets for service. Instead of being hasty with “the …