5 ways college ministers can cheat

Want to minister to college students… before they’re even college students? (Isn’t that cheating?) Here are five ideas: Chapel. That local Christian high school might, in fact, be hurting for chapel speakers. Why not give a “preparing spiritually for college” talk – or series? Mini-Conference. What if your ministry hosted …

orientation (a reflection)

In the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to visit two campuses – West Virginia University and George Mason University – which happened to be holding New Student Orientation activities during my visits. For the uninitiated, NSO is a summer event when freshmen make their way to campus, often with …

70% of church kids don’t stick around

A study of great importance for the field of college ministry came out today from Lifeway Research – a new arm of our convention that I think I’m falling in love with.This time, they’ve done the newest study (a very welcome study) on the church dropout rate post-high school. The …