3 college ministry entities you should know

The last 48 hours have been pretty exciting, in large part because I’ve gotten to spend some great time with some great people. And I noticed that I happen to have encountered three groups that can truly be considered major, important, even historic elements within the field of College Ministry. …

why don’t we see this more?

I had the neat chance yesterday to meet with Kevin Twit and Syneva Colle, staff members of the RUF chapter at Belmont University. Kevin is the 14-year director of the ministry. But aside from the fact that all college ministries are worth getting to know, this one has a particular …

what chaplains bring to the table

I’m using the term “chaplain” as my catch-all term for the people at Christian colleges involved in impacting students in specialized, relevant ways. It’s easier than writing “University Ministries director,” “spiritual life director,” “Vice President for Spiritual Development,” “Dean of the Chapel,” and so on. But that’s what I mean! …

four in a row: find the theme!

See if you can find the theme: Yesterday morning, I met with Ryan McReynolds, Northeast Regional Director for Operations for Campus Crusade. Among lots of other things, we discussed Cru’s shift to using missional team models in some areas. In those cases, staff members at one developed campus will help …

college ministry on a 9-tional stage

One of the great parts of a road trip is finding good ways to use the car-time. Listening to important stuff is one of those best practices. (If you want updates on the trip itself, you’ll be able to find that each day at the bottom of the post in …

the new kid on the block: young life college

I know personally of three nationally-known, large-operation, interdenominational parachurch college ministries in America: Campus Crusade for Christ, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the Navigators. You know, the big guys. But, as you may or may not know, there may now be a fourth. Young Life, long known for its ministry to …