backwards college ministry means mission-tailoring

In my occasional series on Backwards College Ministry, I’ve explained a practical principle that has been invaluable in my own college ministry work – and it’s been an interesting point of evaluation as I’ve explored ministries around the country. Backwards College Ministry, in a nutshell, dictates that purposes determine methods. …

introverts in weird places (& similar implications of backwards college ministry)

“Sell me on that.” That was the encouraging reply from a college minister, during a recent “consultation” / evaluation I was conducting for his ministry. He wasn’t sure about a statement I had just made, but he was very willing to hear why I would hold such a surprising notion. …

knowing the condition of our flocks (backwards college ministry, part 3)

Last week, I began an occasional series on Backwards College Ministry, one of the principles that has most affected the way I construct my own ministry work (within collegiate ministry or otherwise). My hope is that it might at the very least provide some solid philosophood to chew on… especially …

backwards college ministry, part two

On Monday, I started looking at a principle I’ve found fundamental to my own college ministry practice. Today, I want to share how I first learned this stuff; since I can’t say this any better than the guy who taught me, I won’t really try. A couple of years after …