poles #6: organic vs. systematic college ministry

At this past weekend’s CollegeLeader Conference, the topic of organic campus ministry seemed to come up quite a few times. So I figured I would (organically) take that opportunity to introduce the next entry in the College Ministry Poles series! I doubt there are too many many college ministers who …

poles #5: peer teachers vs. adult teachers

As I noted in the last College Ministry Poles entry, there are certain areas within campus ministry in which a surprising chasm exists. These are philosophical or methodological “camps” that, from what I can tell, may only have a hazy understanding that the other side exists. Parallel universes! Reflecting one …

poles #4: single-gender vs. co-ed

Throughout my travels, it’s been interesting to see cases in which two quite different methodologies are widespread, but few college ministers seem to have considered any sort of combination or compromise. Such is the case with today’s entry in the “College Ministry Poles” series, which asks, “Does your ministry provide …

poles #2: integration vs. incubation

Tuesday’s first post in the College Ministry Poles series produced some great commentary from readers. Thanks, friends. (Besides that post, you can read the intro to the series here.) Today’s entry touches on a big question: How much should students be used / ministered to within their own collegiate context, …

poles #1: cooperation vs. independence

Yesterday I announced the beginning of a new semi-regular series, “College Ministry Poles,” looking at key collegiate ministry issues that are often fleshed out between two extremes. My hope is to stretch our thinking, especially as we realize that in many cases, a large number of college ministers have chosen …