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 …

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 …

two interns

Two ministry positions that, if implemented throughout America, might radically change our success at helping produce strong Christian adults: 1. An intern* in a Youth Group (whether church-based or parachurch) dedicated to keeping up with, impacting, and helping transition people in the year(s) after they graduate high school. Basically, this …

why a youth institute provides collegiate help

Yesterday I discussed Fuller Youth Institute a bit, but that brings up a question for us college ministry types: Should college ministers care about something called a “Youth Institute”? Absolutely. Here are two great reasons college ministers should pay close attention to what FYI is doing and finding: The College …