Category: Discipleship

NEW Initiative // Discipleship Ministry Model Exchange from your BCNet Team!

September 15, 2014

The Discipleship Committee is in the process of talking with several ministries that have successful discipleship ministries with college students. The goal is to provide you with information about their particular model with the hope that if this model resonates with you and your ministry you will have someone to contact to further explore this […]

Small Group Ministry and the College Campus

July 16, 2014
Discipleship, Leadership

Changed lives are the ultimate indicator of effectiveness in collegiate ministry.  We all know the incredible blessing of watching a student come to faith, grow spiritually, and bring their friends to Christ.  I have learned that small groups are a strategic tool that God often uses to impact both Christian students, and those who are […]

Waypoints on the Discipleship Journey: Living a Transformed Life

July 10, 2014

Ephesians 4:22-24 gives us three guides to help our students live a transformed life. “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;  to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God […]

Waypoints on the Discipleship Journey: Authentic Relationships within Community

June 12, 2014

Lots of studies have linked social media with anxiety and depression.  It makes sense.  Reading about and checking out the pictures of the perfect lives, stellar jobs, and well-mannered, scripture memorizing, honor roll children can make a regular life, regular job, and regular family seem unfortunate.  In many ways, the image portrayed on Instagram reflects […]

Waypoints on the Discipleship Journey: Evangelism

March 31, 2014
Discipleship, Evangelism

If you’re anything like me, witnessing comes super-easily. It seems I can winsomely turn every conversation I have back to the foundations of the gospel, have people laughing, nodding their head in agreement, crying, and saying, “Amen!” within just a few minutes. I quote a verse, and people cry out, “Please, more truth, Ben!” I […]

OBEDIENT: Developing a Missional Lifestyle

February 19, 2014

Students live very busy lives. How do you fit the commands of Jesus to “make disciples”, “love the Lord your God will all your heart, soul, mind and strength” and “love your neighbor as yourself” into classes, work, and extracurricular activities. The key is what Jesus says in Matthew 28:19, “As you are going…” Living […]

Waypoints on the Discipleship Journey: Prayer

January 13, 2014

7 Tips for Connecting Students to God through Prayer 1.   Help students experience intimacy with their heavenly Father.  Students who have had a poor or painful experience with an earthly father often have great difficulty wanting to get close to their heavenly Father. This is huge challenge due to the disintegration of family life and […]

Waypoints on the Discipleship Journey: Scripture

December 6, 2013

No one likes the word study.  But eat?  Everyone enjoys it!  That’s how we take God’s Word in.  We digest it.  The healthiest Christians, happiest too, are those who sit down to a daily meal of Bible.  They’ve figured it out.  Spiritual energy, a cheerful spirit, a reprogrammed mind come when we feed on the […]