this-is-missions monday: will your ministry reach 10,000 students?

You may know that I published an ebook, Reaching the Campus Tribes, back in 2009. I was humbled by how well it was received by college ministers (and others) from across the Christian spectrum. And I’m so excited that God continues to use it (including in training present and future …

contextualization: bricks or paint?

After all my travels and explorations and conversations, one of the clearest conclusions is that we don’t have nearly enough college ministries that have been built – from the ground up – with their particular campus in mind. Many, many of us are good at slapping some coats of Contextualization …

a Propel pile for your perusal

Sometimes it’s just helpful to have a pile of ideas or resources to think about in regards to college ministry – especially as we enter the summer and start thinking (or continue thinking) about next school year. (Meanwhile, some of us – including many church-based college ministers – are jumping …

jurassic park & developing the field of college ministry

As I chat with college ministers and others who are trying to connect with college campuses, the omnipresent assumption seems to be that starting new college ministries is always beneficial. National ministries want to be on more campuses, local churches want to be on that campus nearby, and present college …

the lowdown on developing a College Student Plan

As you may remember, I’m speaking this morning at the Evangelical Free Church leadership conference. (Please pray for me!) The talk will address the importance of college ministry the difficult state of affairs at present (particularly within churches) and how to turn that tide by developing a strong College Student …