xliv ways college ministry might have impacted the world

Drew Brees, Purdue Peyton Manning, Robert Meachem, and Jabari Greer, Tennessee Gary Brackett, Rutgers Jeff Saturday, the Tarheel tribe Ryan Diem, Northern Illinois Dwight Freeney, the Orangemen tribe Marques Colston, Hofstra Antonio Johnson, Mississippi State Pierre Garcon, Mount Union Scott Shanle and Carl Nicks, the Cornhusker tribe Robert Mathis, Alabama …

the surprisingly unmissional approach to college ministry (best of the blog)

Merry Christmas! This week, as you and I celebrate and (hopefully) rest, I’ll be posting some Best of the Blog from 2009! Whether you missed these posts the first time or not, hopefully they’ll present some helpful, interesting, or surprising thoughts on our amazing ministry field. One of the most-visited …

weekly review, twelves & elves edition

Happy Twelve-Twelve, 2009! Less than two weeks ’til Christmas, so I hope the semester or quarter wound up (or is winding up) nicely. I don’t know what your Christmas Break looks like, but those weeks might be a great time to familiarize yourself with opportunities to LEARN in college ministry. …

college students & the world we must reach

Yesterday’s post, “The Surprisingly Unmissional Approach to College Ministry,” garnered with some really great comments. So in case more people want to chime in (or people want to chime in again), I didn’t want to post on an entirely new topic – just extend the conversation. First, I encourage you …

the surprisingly unmissional approach to college ministry

On page 30 of Reaching the Campus Tribes, I broach a subject that I believe is really important for churches to ponder. The interesting dilemma is that some modern-style churches may actually impact students worse while striving to break with tradition. In fact, while trying to be more missional, some …

every reason i needed to know for college ministry i learned from Transformers 2

As you may have seen via Facebook or Twitter, I wasn’t a huge fan of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. But for what it’s worth, watching the original Transformers movie (which I like) immediately beforehand AND watching the sequel opening night at midnight both improved my experience. (If you’ll remember, …

why reach the campus tribes? (a resource for us)

As I’ve been preparing for my newest Exploring College Ministry Project, an unexpected byproduct has been produced. And don’t worry, this is no industrial waste byproduct, but actually something that could be really helpful for spreading the word about the IMPORTANCE of ministry to college students. Here’s the resource: If …

spiritual sabbaticals

It kinda continues to amaze me that church after church and campus-based ministry after campus-based ministry let the summer lie fallow for the college students they love. Not all students face the summertime’s prevalent Collegiate Attention Gap – plenty make it to Crusade’s Summer Projects, Kanakuk Kamps leadership, two months …