idea avenues

I’ve seen college ministers pay too much attention to the ideas or opinions of singular, noisy students. But I also think there are plenty of “well-oiled machines” out there, college ministries that have run well – and haven’t changed much – for awhile now. In that case, it would be …

celebrate the best-of (or worst-of) – two frideas that look similar

Two ways to build community and culture are so simple (and so effective) they almost feel cliche: honoring examples of the culture you’re trying to build self-deprecation While these two avenues seem worlds apart, they can share a common mode, one method that can accomplish either (or even both): a …

four lovely questions for valentine’s day

For Valentine’s Day, a past post assessing the relationships and romances that develop within your college ministry… We college ministers need to talk plenty about “love and relationships” – those things are on our students’ minds, they trip up plenty of Christian students, they provide a chance to run counter-cultural …

crisis

One big focus on this blog is encouraging you to have the kind of college ministry that your campus looks to for help in times of crisis. But whether or not you’ve ever gotten that call, you have even more control over whether or not your ministry and your students …

the olympics & your college ministry (a fridea round-up)

Of course the Winter Olympics provide opportunities for your college ministry: with students in your ministry, with the larger campus, even with supporters/overseers. If you want a boost in figuring out how, here are a couple of posts where we’ve chatted about it: Rooting for the Americans (or the British) …