asset-based college ministry

Do you know the term “Asset-based Community Development”? It’s a specific term used in – you guessed it – Community Development circles. It refers to building a community not simply by identifying its needs, but by examining its assets – the people (especially), the indigenous resources, the geographical ties, and any other …

the future in college ministry: reaching the unreached

This week (while many are in Finals or just past them), I thought I’d ponder some future opportunities for college ministry. I’ve touched on some of these before, and I’ll only be lightly touching on them now. But hopefully it’s fun pondering for you, too. Today, something that I think …

compelling shouldn’t be convincing

One of the loftiest goals a college minister has is to help students grow in wisdom. There’s plenty that can be done (more easily) to teach theology and piety and personal disciplines and corporate disciplines. But teaching wisdom isn’t so easy. Nor should we assume it comes automatically while we’re teaching everything …