eleven ways to use the break (a fridea)

It’s possible you’ll have some time to “ponder” over the Winter Break, maybe even a chance to get away with staff or key leaders to plan or tweak the upcoming semester. You’re the expert on what your ministry needs most, but I thought I’d throw out a list to help …

two searches

It’s September. So as a college minister, you (or leaders under you) should be discipling your students as they walk through two vital searches: the front-end search: finding a church Nearly every campus-based college ministry and institutional college ministry (spiritual life programs at a Christian college) will state a belief …

the passing of a weighty baton

Yesterday, I posted a less-familiar reason we celebrate God’s calling to college ministry. Today, another encouragement as the new year approaches: By serving as a college minister, you are accepting a very weighty baton – passed from parents and youth pastors of your many already-Christian students. We may often concentrate …

listening to the future

A while back, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion by leaders in the field of Youth Ministry at a seminary. The panel was very well attended and really informative… plus, it even showcased an impromptu debate between two really well known communicators about the value of home …

methods for the school-start: a grab bag

As this week’s Fridea, I want to turn the corner toward… the Start of School! I figured if I could begin offering ideas this early, they might seamlessly fit into your new-semester plans, or even just help springboard you to even better thoughts! (And as this yearly ritual begins, yes, …

weekly review, mini-exploration edition

You might know that I’ve been exploring the campus ministry scene in the great town of Fort Worth; as I began preparing this post, I was still there. Then a birthday dinner with my sister and her buddies, and then I finally made it back across the Metroplex to home. …