Category: Church-Based

Should College Ministers Work with Parents?

October 12, 2018
Church-Based, Leadership

One friend who had moved from youth ministry to college ministry said the thing he liked most about it was, “No parents!” I get what he was saying…but…I think we make a mistake if we are not trying to connect to and help parents of college students. Parents are looking for ways to be helpful […]

Church Spotlight: Pinelake Church College Ministry

July 1, 2018
Church-Based

Pinelake Church is one church in multiple locations across the state of Mississippi. Its vision is to see Mississippi changed one life change story at a time. Though Mississippi is perceived as being a very churched state (in the buckle of the Bible belt), the reality is that 72% of Mississippi is not a part […]

Church Spotlight: Cross Church College (C3)

December 1, 2017
Church-Based

Cross Church is one church in 5 locations in the NW Arkansas/SW Missouri area. A multi-generational, multi-ethnic church, Cross Church offers a variety of ministries. Cross Church College, also known as C3, is one of those ministries that is based out of Cross Church’s Fayetteville campus. C3 is commissioned with the responsibility to reach the collegiate students […]

Why Should A Collegiate Minister Consider Attending Collegiate Week?

September 20, 2017
Church-Based, Leadership

At Collegiate Week, college students and leaders from across the country gather to experience deep teaching and worship with the best in collegiate ministry. Focused small group sessions offer in-depth Bible study, and a variety of recreation and fellowship options help form friendships that extend far beyond the week. Students will leave refreshed and focused […]

Church Spotlight: Edmond’s First Baptist Church College Ministry

September 15, 2017
Church-Based, Leadership

This quarter’s church spotlight highlights the college ministry of Edmond’s First Baptist Church (EFBC) in Edmond, Oklahoma. Edmond is  just north of Oklahoma City, with a population of approximately 110,000. There are two universities in Edmond—Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian.  The city partners with the University and uses the campus several times a year for community […]

Campus Ministry Spotlight: Castleton University

September 15, 2017
Church-Based, Leadership

Located in Castleton, Vermont, Castleton University is Vermont’s oldest higher education institute, which was founded in 1787. There are just under 2,500 students enrolled at Castleton University, representing 40 different countries. Castleton is located in Southwest Vermont, with a population of just under 5,000. The University is the main hub of the village, but there […]

Church Spotlight: Shadow Hills Church College Ministry

  Located in the Summerlin suburban area of Las Vegas, Nevada, Shadow Hills Church ministers to a wildly diverse community that’s made up of nearly every ethnicity, economic status, and religious background.  Shadow Hills Church is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year, after starting as a small mission church called West Oakey Baptist Church, on […]

Is Your Ministry Broken or Bent…a Little?

June 16, 2017
Church-Based, Leadership

None of us who do college ministry would argue that our ministry is ALL we want it to be or hope it will become.  Some ministries have become broken over time or as the result of neglect, etc. have just dwindled.  Over this past spring, I have tried to give thought to and determine possible […]

A New “Tradition”

In discussing how we did collegiate ministry here in Pennsylvania/South Jersey a few years back, a fellow campus minister from another region said, “We don’t do traditional Baptist collegiate ministry in our area.” That got me wondering what he meant. Was he thinking of a BSM building, with offices for paid staff and with meeting […]