Friday, October 12th through Monday, November 12th, 2007

States: Massachusetts (#17), New Hampshire (#18), Vermont (#19), Connecticut, Rhode Island (#20)

Campuses Visited

  • Boston University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Cambridge College
  • Boston College
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Gordon College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Tufts University
  • Brown University
  • Connecticut College

Collegiate Ministry Visits

  • Passion Regional – Boston, 10-12 to 10-13 (A packed 2-day event with worship and messages from Louie Giglio and (via video) John Piper.)
  • Citywide Meeting, Real Life Boston (Campus Crusade, Boston Metro area), 10-19, staff member Mike Bost speaking
  • College ministry Sunday school, Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, MA, 10-21, Assistant Pastor (University Ministry) Bradley Barnes teaching
  • International student English discussion group, Baptist Campus Ministry, MIT, 10-25
  • “The Gathering” Bible study, Community of Faith Christian Fellowship, Brighton, MA, 10-26, college minister Travis Phillips speaking
  • “Free Rides” Halloween weekend service event of Mercy House (church), throughout Amherst, MA, 10-27 to 10-28
  • Group meeting, Baptist Student Fellowship, MIT, 10-31, I was the speaker
  • Collegiate Conference, Baptist Convention of New England, held at Christ Memorial Church, Williston, VT
  • Faith Seeking Understanding Lecture Series (Chapel), Gordon College, 11-5, Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL, speaking
  • Faith Seeking Understanding Lecture Series (Lecture), Gordon College, 11-5, Timothy George speaking
  • Saturday Night Bible Study, New London Collegiate Ministry, New London, CT, 11-10, Collegiate Minister Stephen Woodard teaching

Church Visits

11 weekend worship services, along with…

  • Oasis Church, Somerville, MA, special gathering / fellowship service, Sun. 10-14

Interviews & Other “Exploring” Activities

  • Interview, Stacey Wideman, Coordinator, Collegiate Church Planting Community, Boston, MA
  • Interview, Amy Douglas, college minister, Hope Fellowship Church, Cambridge, MA
  • Interview, Curtis Cook, Pastor, Hope Fellowship Church, Cambridge, MA
  • Interview, Travis Phillips, college minister, Community of Faith Christian Fellowship, Brighton, MA
  • Ministry discussion and Boston city tour, led by Stacey Wideman, Coordinator, Collegiate Church Planting Community, Boston; with Betsy Severin, Associate, Christian Challenge, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • 25-year Celebration, Greater Boston Baptist Association, held at Hope Fellowship Church, Cambridge, MA
  • Ministry discussion, Stacey Alexander, leader, Shawmut Springs Church, Boston, MA
  • Interview, T.J. Odom, Pastor, Trinity Church (of the Collegiate Church Planting Community), Brighton, MA
  • Interview, Adam Reynolds, Campus Minister, Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Boston, Cambridge, MA
  • Interview, Mike Olejarz, Metro Director, Chi Alpha Boston
  • Interview, Chris Nichols, Pastor, Shawmut Springs Church (of the Collegiate Church Planting Community), Boston, MA
  • Interview, Greg Carmer, Dean of Chapel, Gordon College
  • Interview, Trisha Chilson, staff, and Austin Rogers, leader, The Church at the Gate, Boston, MA
  • Interview and ministry discussions, Robert Krumrey, Lead Pastor; and Lois Grandmaison, Cindy Pollsen, and Nate Cartel, Associate Staff, MercyHouse (church), Amherst, MA
  • Second interview, Stacey Wideman, Coordinator, Collegiate Church Planting Community, Boston, MA
  • Interview, Tammy McLeod, Director, Real Life Boston (Campus Crusade Metro Boston)
  • Interview, Austin Evers, Pastor, Church Public, New Britain, CT; and Stephen Woodard, Collegiate Minister, New London Collegiate Ministry, New London, CT, and worship leader, Church Public
  • Interview, Brent Jones, Pastor, Oasis Church, Somerville, MA

Next…

I headed to warmer weather (and lots of ministries) down south – the Southern Blitz of Chapter Three.