college students & the world we must reach

Yesterday’s post, “The Surprisingly Unmissional Approach to College Ministry,” garnered with some really great comments. So in case more people want to chime in (or people want to chime in again), I didn’t want to post on an entirely new topic – just extend the conversation. First, I encourage you …

what chaplains bring to the table

I’m using the term “chaplain” as my catch-all term for the people at Christian colleges involved in impacting students in specialized, relevant ways. It’s easier than writing “University Ministries director,” “spiritual life director,” “Vice President for Spiritual Development,” “Dean of the Chapel,” and so on. But that’s what I mean! …

aggressive progress for a great campus mission

Continuing from yesterday… Building our best campus mission requires that we be serious about making aggressive progress. By “progress,” I don’t simply mean numerical growth – although that can certainly result from becoming an even better college ministry (while some ministries will lose attendance as they grow better!). There are …

first thoughts on church & campus community

A few days ago, I wrote a post highlighting an issue I’m feeling more and more is crucial in for us to address. The issue’s old-school name is churchmanship – in this case, describing the involvement of college students in local churches during their collegiate career. Especially if you are …

is Wheaton a church?

Is a Christian college actually a church? What about a dorm Bible study? What about a major campus-based ministry, like Campus Crusade or InterVarsity? Do Christian communities like these equate to “church involvement”? Do they need to? In EACH of the first four issues of Wheaton College’s school newspaper, The …