they’ve got time

College ministers are around young adult ministry (or general “singles ministry”) enough to hear the occasional exhortation that singles see their current season as a gift – and make use of their singleness to accomplish ministry and adventures that they wouldn’t/won’t in marriage. But I’m not sure if that teaching …

thought exercise: reinvention

Have you ever considered what a radical shift might look like? I’m all for longevity – of individual ministries AND their missions and basic methodologies. Once a college ministry has become as missiological as possible, then consistent improvement through tweaking – not reinventing – should be the norm. But great …

next ten years

Most colleges on the semester system either got underway last week or do this week. It’s thrilling. What happens these next few days and weeks will be a turning point in many students’ lives, even though they won’t realize it. But we know the power of college ministry. So I …

family business

I was reminded this week of the value of discussing “family business” – you know, those ministry realities that we’d rather not share. When a leadership change needs to be made, when a program fails, or when some other disappointing, behind-the-scenes reality shifts our ministry’s journey. This is an encouragement …