going out the back door starts with coming in the front

This week I’ve been contemplating some basics about the “back door” of a college ministry – how and why students exit. (Read here and here.) But it’s important to remember that the old principle, “What wins them, keeps them,” applies here. Many students drift away from a college ministry because …

the joy of art

I’ve gotten a couple of chances to play in my creative side recently here at work. A report I planned to give to my team presented an opportunity to share data with gusto. And a video I shot allowed for some freewheeling fun. So I’ve got a question for you: …

a brief thought on where application steps come from

A quick thought on where “we who teach” find application steps to push people to take… If a college minister is discipling people, he or she should expect fruit, right? Of course there are always fits-and-starts among our students, some complete backsliding, and other frustrations. But someone, somewhere is learning …

future co-workers & present group project members

A simple but practical assessment of how discipleship is playing out in the “real world” for your students: Is whatever discipleship students are undergoing in your college ministry making them the very best participants of any group projects they do? Or for those on Student Government teams, in other campus organizations, …