more unlikely allies

High school counselors are not the only group of unlikely allies I ran into this week. College admissions people are another. This week, a campus minister told me that the admissions office at his secular school asked for the low-down on campus religious opportunities. When recruiters talk to high school …

six reasons visiting colleges matters

I noted yesterday three “campus-visiting milestones” I’ve had on this trip. And the truth is, I’ve probably visited something like 240 campuses in the past two years, and a good many more than that in the past six years. But why does it matter? What good is it for me …

big ideas for developed campus ministries

The subject line was the topic for my seminar yesterday at the National Collegiate Summit, and I promised the attendees (and a few other friends) that I would post my notes! So hopefully this will benefit all… (I’m posting in outline form, with some snippets or links where applicable. I …

excerpt #3: it is easy to assume

A couple of excerpts from Reaching the Campus Tribes, Chapter 3: Many books could be written (and should be written) about the histories, accomplishments, and advances of Evangelical college ministry in America. Some large national ministries have been impactful for decades. The same is true for many individual college ministries, …

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 …

three links

One to ponder, one to devour, and one to pave our way. To ponder: George Mason University elects male Homecoming Queen (Washington Post) To devour: DiscipleshipLibrary.com (And a bonus, in case you missed it last week: the Veritas Forum Media page. Also worth devouring.) To pave our way: Seat of …