Thursday, January 24 through March 12

Totals

  • Collegiate Ministry visits: 30
  • Church weekend services: 29
  • Other church visits: 1
  • Interviews / other ministry discussions: 47
  • Other explorations: 4
  • Total explorations: 111
  • Total campuses: 27

Campuses Visited

  • #56: University of California San Diego (La Jolla)
  • #57: San Diego Christian College (El Cajon)
  • #58: Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego)
  • #59: San Diego State University (San Diego)
  • #60: California State University San Marcos
  • #61: California State University Long Beach
  • #62: The Master’s Seminary (Sun Valley)
  • #63: The Master’s College (Santa Clarita)
  • #64: UCLA – University of California Los Angeles
  • #65: Azusa Pacific University (Azusa)
  • #66: Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles)
  • #67: University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
  • #68: Pepperdine University (Malibu)
  • #69: University of California Irvine
  • #70: University of La Verne, home of Ben Hines Field
  • #71: California Baptist University (Riverside)
  • #72: Westmont College (Montecito)
  • #73: University of California Santa Barbara
  • #74: Cal Poly – California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)
  • #75: University of California Santa Cruz
  • #76: San Jose State University
  • #77: Stanford University (Stanford)
  • #78: Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley)
  • #79: University of California (Berkeley)
  • #80: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Mill Valley)
  • #81: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara)
  • #82: Simpson University (Redding)

Collegiate Ministry Visits

  • Shelter college ministry, Shadow Mountain Community Church, 1-27
  • Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1-28, Sam Vassel speaking
  • Intervarsity Large Group, University of California San Diego, 1-30, Leader Ryan Pfeiffer speaking
  • Bible Talk Bible study, California State University San Marcos, 1-31
  • The Jordan college ministry of North Coast Church, 1-31, College Pastor Jesse Bradley speaking
  • Crossroads college ministry of Grace Community Church, 2-3, Director of Ministry Justin McKitterick speaking
  • UM university ministry of Malibu Presbyterian Church, 2-5, church Sr. Pastor Greg Hughes speaking
  • Chapel, The Master’s College, 2-6, President John MacArthur speaking
  • Ash Wednesday service, UCLA University Catholic Center, 2-6 (7pm)
  • Kaleo late-night chapel, Azusa Pacific University, 2-6, Campus Pastor Woody Morwood speaking
  • Crave college ministry of Saddleback Community Church, 2-7, Lead College Pastor Brad Baker speaking
  • Paradigm Shift college ministry service at Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, 2-10, College Pastor Jon Nitta speaking
  • UCLA Campus Crusade Real Life big group meeting, 2-13, Director John Book speaking
  • Quest college ministry of Bel Air Presbyterian Church, 2-13, James Furrow, Program Director and Assoc. Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Seminary, speaking
  • Thursday Night Challenge study of Christian Challenge, USC, 2-14, Director Neil Walker speaking
  • Re:Act College Bible study, NewSong Church, 2-15, student Brandon Howard speaking
  • Young Adults Class, Angelus Temple (Dream Center), 2-17, College & Young Adult Director Jake Rogers teaching
  • Women’s Chapel, California Baptist University, 2-20, Guy and Roxanna Grimes speaking
  • Admitted Students Days Worship Service, Westmont College, 2-21
  • Chapel, Westmont College, 2-22, Dennis Leon speaking
  • College Group, Grace Church, 2-24, College Pastor & Adult Pastor Steve Leonard speaking
  • Men’s Small Group study, Campus Crusade San Luis Obispo, 2-25, Director Jamey Pappas leading
  • “W8 Unplugged” large group meeting (Agriculture College venue), Campus Crusade San Luis Obispo, 2-27, Soil Sciences Professor Chip Appel teaching
  • “Belief in an Age of Skepticism” forum and Q&A, 3-4, Tim Keller speaking, University of California (Berkeley)
  • “Dinner and Bible Study,” Peninsula Bible Church college ministry, 3-5
  • “Belief in an Age of Skepticism” forum and Q&A, 3-5, Tim Keller speaking, Stanford University
  • Large Group Meeting, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Stanford University, 3-6, Area Director Alex Van Riesen speaking
  • Sunday Mass, Catholic Community at Stanford University, 3-9, Director of Campus Ministry Patrick LaBelle preaching
  • “Awakening” 18 to 20-somethings Bible study, WestGate Church, 3-9, Student Ministries Pastor Ryan Ingram speaking
  • World Impact Week Chapel, Simpson University, 3-12, Don Everts, InterVarsity Area Director – Boulder, speaking

Church Visits

29 weekend worship services from San Diego to San Francisco, along with…

  • Angelus Temple (Dream Center), CA, Los Angeles, “Redefined” service, 7pm Saturday, 2-16, Youth Pastor Brad Reed preaching

Interviews & Other “Exploring” Activities

  • Interview, Sylvia Cortez, Director of Discipleship Ministries, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Interview, Tim Hall, Assistant Chaplain, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Chat, Mingo Palacios, Off-site College Campus Pastor, The Rock Church
  • Interview, Nick Benoit, incoming Young Adult Pastor, and Nicole Renaud, Communities Pastor, Skyline Church
  • Interview, Stephen Griffin, Pastor at Shelter, Shadow Mountain Community Church
  • Interview, Howard Everett, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist University Fellowship
  • Interview, Jesse Bradley, College Pastor, North Coast Church
  • 2 days with members of The World Race (April 2007 crew) with Adventures in Missions (blog post)
  • Interview, Justin McKitterick, Director of Ministry, Crossroads College Ministry, Grace Community Church
  • Interview & collegiate ministry discussion, Chuck Bomar, Student Ministry Pastor, Cornerstone Church
  • Interview, Jim Sonnenburg, Director of Small Groups and Ministry Teams, Crave College Ministry, Saddleback Community Church
  • Interview & collegiate ministry discussion, Rhett Smith, College Minister, Bel Air Presbyterian Church
  • Interview, Woody Morwood, Campus Pastor, Azusa Pacific University
  • Interview & discussion, Jon Nitta, College Pastor, and other members of the College Ministry staff, Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton
  • Interview, Drew Aufhammer, Staff, Campus Crusade for Christ at UCLA
  • Interview, Joe Keller, Dean of Students, The Master’s College
  • Interview, Ross McMeekin, Director of University Ministries, Malibu Presbyterian Church
  • Interview, John David Farmer, Special Assistant to the Senior Pastor, The Church on the Way
  • Interview, Jason Jaggard, College Ministry staff, Mosaic
  • Interview, Neil Walker, Director, Christian Challenge, University of Southern California
  • College Ministry consultation, Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades
  • Interview, Brian Rottschafer, Campus Life Group Associate Pastor, Rockharbor Church, Costa Mesa
  • Interview, John Montgomery, Dean of Spiritual Life, California Baptist University
  • Campus Tour with Gail Ronveaux, Dean of Graduate Enrollment, California Baptist University
  • Lunch with Spiritual Life staff members, California Baptist University
  • Interview, Justin Purdee, College Minister, Sandals Church, Riverside
  • Interview, Mike Lovato, Minister to Students, Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church, Riverside
  • Interview, Mike Jonker, College Ministry Coordinator, Harvest Christian Fellowship
  • Chat with Joyce Luy, Director of Admissions, Westmont College
  • Interview, Colleen Atkinson, Chapel Coordinator, and Dallas Lopez and Corinne Kane, Student Ministries Directors, Westmont College
  • Interview, Jaimeson Stockhaus, Reformed University Fellowship Campus Minister, UC Santa Barbara
  • Interview, Jamey Pappas, Campus Crusade Director, San Luis Obispo
  • Interview, Nick Weber, College Ministry director, Calvary Chapel San Luis Obispo
  • Interview, Steve Leonard, College Pastor & Adult Pastor, Grace Church
  • Interview, Mark Case, Director, Navigators, San Luis Obispo
  • Interview, Aaron Porter, Executive Pastor & College Director, First Baptist Church, San Luis Obispo
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball game, Washington State at Stanford University
  • Interview, Sarah Martin, Director of Worship Gatherings, Vintage Faith Church
  • Lunch and ministry discussion at Stanford Faculty Club with Johannes Rusckow, Director, International Students Christian Outreach, Stanford University
  • Interview, Paul Taylor, College Pastor, Peninsula Bible Church
  • Chat with Daniel Cho, Executive Director, The Veritas Forum
  • Interview, Pete Sommer, Director, InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship
  • Lunch and ministry discussion at Stanford Faculty Club with Johannes Rusckow (see above)
  • Interview, Glen Davis, Campus Pastor, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Interview, Stephanie Easton, Interim Director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Stanford University lecture, “Against Ignorance: Science Education in the 21st Century,” a public conversation between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss
  • Interview & ministry conversation, Bob Royall, D.Min Program Director and Assoc. Prof. of Professional and Collegiate Ministry, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Interview, James Reavis, Leadership Coordinator, Core Christian Fellowship, Santa Clara University
  • Interview, Ryan Ingram, Student Ministries Pastor, WestGate Church
  • Interview, Scott Scruggs, Minister to College & Young Adults, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
  • Interview, Mark Carter (Campus Pastor) and Lorene Holley (Director of Student Outreach), Simpson University; with Don Everts, InterVarsity Area Director, Boulder, CO

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