eight big reasons to aim for longevity

For those who desire to build their best campus mission, one key ingredient is building for longevity. If we’re going to build a ministry, we might as well build to last, right? That’s nice to say, but there are certainly reasons a lot of college ministries don’t last long. I’ll …

big idea #10: build your best campus mission!

Here we are. Number 10, of the Ten Big Ideas that could genuinely help transform a present (or new) college ministry. While not all of these ideas fit every ministry, those that do fit are truly things that could create major positive change. Number 10: Build your best campus mission. …

the sending organization

The other day, I wrote 18 questions for strategizing a new (or expanding) college ministry. Those Qs were focused on the present mission field – the campus or campuses you’re hoping to reach. Of course, missions choices don’t just hinge on the context. Also important is understanding the “sending organization.” …

niche-finding: 18 questions about the present field

When a college ministry is starting, I think one of the first roles the founder should assume is explorer. I’m convinced that much about founding a successful mission to a campus (or to campuses) hinges on our understanding of the present situation. (While I’m writing this primarily with new ministries …