Category: Discipleship

Three Types of Group Questions

January 22, 2015
Discipleship, Newsletter Content

If you’ve spent even a short amount of time leading or participating in a small group Bible study, then you know the anxiety a bad question can produce. Ask a question that’s too challenging to answer or too off topic, and one of the most unbearably awkward times of silence will descend upon your group […]

Connect Day!

We encourage you to be a part of the BCNet’s first annual “Connect Day”!  This is an intentional emphasis to help encourage college students to connect with a local church near their college campus. Date:  Sunday, January 25th, 2015 Purpose:  Encourage college students to choose a college church if they have not already done so. […]

Update from the BCNet Discipleship Team

October 28, 2014

The discipleship team works to establish discipleship strategies for college students.  They focus on identifying working models of discipleship among collegiates both in the church and campus based ministry settings and providing resources to help collegiate workers disciple others more effectively. Those serving on the team are: Eddie Gilley – BCM director at the University of […]

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 […]