Category: Newsletter Content

Church Spotlight: FBC Jackson College Ministry

First Baptist Church Jackson is a 178-year-old downtown church that has maintained an active college ministry for the past 35 years. Centrally located in the metro Jackson area, there are over 30,000 college students attending school within a 20-mile radius of FBC Jackson. The church reaches several small private colleges, one larger state university, and several community […]

4 Common Reasons for a Broken College Ministry

I am currently attempting to do a writing project entitled, “Fixing a Broken College Ministry.”  I have received lots of great input, questions, and interest.  One obvious question is, “How did it get broken?”  or “What will it take to fix it?” Knowing why a college ministry is broken is part of deciding what is needed […]

Campus Ministry Spotlight: Tarleton State University

Our campus ministry spotlight for this quarter is Tarleton State University, a D2 school (13,000 students) in the small town of Stephenville, TX (20,000 people). Tarleton is known as the poor man’s party school. Traditionally, Tarleton has been a regional school, attracting students from the surrounding communities. However, in recent years, the school has begun to attract […]

Reaching Greeks on the College Campus

September 2, 2015
Leadership, Newsletter Content

“Oh my gosh, thank you guys so much! This is awesome!” As a college or campus minister this is how you pray that every meeting with university staff would end. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t…but either way you still ask God to provide opportunities to pioneer the Gospel into the foreign land in […]

Update from BCNet Evangelism Team

August 24, 2015
Evangelism, Newsletter Content

The BCNet Evangelism Team exists to motivate Christian college students to share their faith on their campuses, resource students and collegiate ministry leaders for evangelism, and coordinate national evangelistic initiatives in which campus ministries and churches can participate. Those serving on the team include: Doug Adams — College Pastor at Spotswood Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VA […]

Hanging with a Few Hundred of My Closest Friends

As the time approached for our recent National Collegiate Summit in Nashville, I saw several posts on FB by campus ministers using the title phrase above to describe how they were approaching  the event. I must confess I was among that group. It’s a trite phrase, seriously overused, but it still points to an important […]

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 […]

Ich bin ein ER-er!

July 29, 2014
Newsletter Content

On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave one of the most significant speeches of his presidency. Speaking to citizens in West Berlin, West Germany, 22 months after the Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall to prevent mass emigration to the West, Kennedy wanted to show that he, and by implication the United […]