this-is-missions monday: the beginning of everything

Right at the end of last school year, I posted the below chapter from Reaching the Campus Tribes. But I first wrote it several months before I published that book, after visiting a couple of eastern campuses toward the end of my yearlong college-ministry-exploring road trip. Whether you’ve read this …

this-is-missions monday: if you don’t help the outsiders…

This post will sound like it’s only for church-based college ministers. But it’s meant as an encouragement – really, an exhortation – for the two other branches: campus-based college ministers (both parachurch and denominational) and institutional college ministers (who serve on the staffs of Christian colleges). Church-based leaders can apply …

this-is-missions monday: slow growth may be a good sign

On Mondays, I’ve been looking back at my free book, Reaching the Campus Tribes, and the many ways our work parallels the work of international missions. Today’s entry is controversial – especially for two groups: college ministers who have experienced rapid numerical growth, and those who have made that their …

cooperation’s options

This week has brought a focus on cooperation in college ministry, and yesterday and today I’m unpacking one particular sentence from Reaching the Campus Tribes: “Likewise, vital college ministry needs – such as strategy, creativity, collaboration, resources, and administration – may be more easily accomplished when ministries work together.” See …