Category: Discipleship

Campus Ministry Spotlight: Priority Christian Challenge

Priority Christian Challenge at California State University San Marcos was launched in August 1999 when there were only 5,000 students at this decade old university. Now, there are more than 18,000. Milt Hughes and Ruth Bran moved to San Marcos to begin the work in conjunction with Neil Walker, state director of Southern Baptist collegiate […]

5 Ways to Be Larger in College Ministry

Ever wanted your college ministry to be larger? Well, making your ministry larger doesn’t always center around the number of students who attend, but rather it’s the quality of your ministry that truly makes it great and impactful. Here are five key ways to be larger in campus ministry. 1.  Look for colleagues in ministry […]

Are Your Students Allured by the Deep End?

March 15, 2019
Discipleship, Leadership

As a young man growing up in Southern Appalachia, Conan Sherlin never had the opportunity for much swimming. He learned some basics during a beach trip one year, but even with that modest lesson, he wasn’t a very good swimmer. He didn’t practice the sport or improve on the mere basics he had been taught. […]

Campus Ministry Spotlight: Tennessee Tech University

Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, Tennessee Technological University is a regional university with a strong emphasis in engineering. The campus primarily enrolls students from Tennessee, however, there is a significant population of students enrolled from other countries. With a good balance of students from both urban and rural settings, TTU’s campus is appealing because of its […]

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 […]

Campus Ministry Spotlight: University of Alaska Anchorage

Our campus ministry spotlight for this quarter is the Mosaic Campus Ministry at the University of Alaska  Anchorage (UAA). Founded in 1954, UAA administers four community campuses spread across Southcentral Alaska—Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, Matanuska–Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College. Between the community campuses and the main Anchorage campus, more than 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are currently enrolled at […]

Love Your Neighbor

February 8, 2017
Discipleship, Evangelism, Missions

The college campus is still one of the most diverse places in our nation. There is no other place where differing views, cultures and life experiences so come together in one place. Last year, 1.3 million international students arrived at 8,979 universities in the U.S. from countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, India and Brazil. […]

Messy Discipleship

August 11, 2015
Discipleship

Over the past several years, there has been a great movement in the church towards a clearer understanding of our call to make disciples.  Many have sounded the call to move away from programmatic thinking and towards a greater emphasis on a holistic understanding of the Great Commission.  It is a call to intentionally understand […]