Category: Leadership

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 […]

Campus Ministry Spotlight: Conway BCM

July 1, 2018
Leadership

Conway BCM serves four campuses: The University of Central Arkansas (UCA), Central Baptist College (CBC), Hendrix College (HDX), and The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM). Between the four schools, there’s a total student population of 15,000 students. UCA is the largest, with nearly 12,000 students. The 2018-2019 school year will be Conway […]

Essential Reading for Collegiate Ministers

June 30, 2018
Leadership

For our recent National Collegiate Ministers Summit in Hendersonville, TN, I was asked to lead a breakout on “Ten Books Every Collegiate Minister Should Read.” As an avid reader and a “resource curator,” I eagerly took to the assignment. When I realized there was no way I was going to be able to bring my […]

This Is Us

February 19, 2018
Leadership

We live in an era of constant change. Constant. So much that it is easy to assume that something that came on the radar more than a few years ago would now be hopelessly irrelevant, a “so yesterday.” That would certainly be true if we’re thinking of fads. Consumer gadgets like Fidget Spinners and social […]

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 […]

Are You Ready to #GiveTwentyFive?

November 27, 2017
Leadership

#GiveTwentyFive is a call encouraging anyone and everyone who was blessed by a college ministry to give $25 to that ministry between now and the end of the year. Think of the thousands—and even millions—of college ministry alums. What if every one of them were to give $25 to that ministry in the next few […]

4 Things to Pray for College Ministers

September 20, 2017
Leadership

Eric Geiger leads the Resources Division at LifeWay and serves with a team of leaders who are passionate to serve the Church in her mission of making disciples. Eric worked with LifeWay’s Collegiate Ministry team to put together this list of things to pray for college ministers. This post originally appeared at ericgeiger.com. I am very […]

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 […]