when campus emphasis meets campus ministry impact

If you learned that on your next mission trip overseas you would encounter a high concentration of tribe members in one profession, how would you prepare? One of the cool college ministers I’ve been able to meet on this trip is Aaron Friesen, College Pastor at Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church …

a college ministry resource from the Christianity Today family

Yesterday a site called Building Church Leaders released its latest Practical Ministry Skills resource – a packet of articles and other resources on Ministry to College Students! BCL is connected with Leadership Journal, and those are both part of the Christianity Today International family of publications. So in other words, …

campus ministry brand difficulty for baptists

Yesterday, I looked at the difficulties faced by Campus Crusade for Christ in light of the negative connotation of the word “crusade.” I found that interesting in my travels around the country, so I thought you might, too! Probably the biggest branding difficulty in the world of college ministry right …

more big ideas for developed campus ministries

Continuing yesterday’s post from my seminar at National Collegiate Summit… (Mini-updates on this 6-week Road Trip are still at the bottom of each post, but I’ll hopefully get to provide a “major update” about next steps tomorrow – or even sooner for those in the Facebook Group!) Idea #4: Clone …

aggressive progress for a great campus mission

Continuing from yesterday… Building our best campus mission requires that we be serious about making aggressive progress. By “progress,” I don’t simply mean numerical growth – although that can certainly result from becoming an even better college ministry (while some ministries will lose attendance as they grow better!). There are …

enemies of longevity (or how to build a college ministry to crumble)

I promised two days ago to discuss some of the reasons college ministries don’t always last long. This is part of the discussion on longevity, which is part of the discussion of building your best campus mission, which is the last topic of the Ten Big Ideas series. Yikes. Lots …