Tag: campus ministry

College Students, Wise Choices, and the Unknown

March 31, 2019
Leadership

  While she’s not one to spiritualize pop culture, Sarah Farley believes the well-known story “Into the Woods” hits on so many themes with which our college students struggle. As many students are in a season of wishing for things in their lives, they struggle with the fear of the unknown with their future. In this […]

4 Considerations for Selecting College Student Leaders in Ministry

January 15, 2019
Church-Based, Leadership

  It’s that time of year when many college ministries are selecting leaders for the new year or semester. Giving college students an opportunity to step into leadership roles allows opportunities to develop their spiritual gifts, explore future and deeper ministry involvement, and fulfill a greater call on their lives to invest in God’s Kingdom. These […]

6 Questions to Ask Students Before Christmas Break

December 15, 2018
Leadership

  Christmastime is here. And yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But, for those of us involved in college ministry, it’s also a strategic runway for the spring semester. God began many things on campus in the fall that He will continue or finish in the spring. In this blog for LifeWay […]

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 […]

Is Your Ministry Broken or Bent…a Little?

June 16, 2017
Church-Based, Leadership

None of us who do college ministry would argue that our ministry is ALL we want it to be or hope it will become.  Some ministries have become broken over time or as the result of neglect, etc. have just dwindled.  Over this past spring, I have tried to give thought to and determine possible […]

A New “Tradition”

In discussing how we did collegiate ministry here in Pennsylvania/South Jersey a few years back, a fellow campus minister from another region said, “We don’t do traditional Baptist collegiate ministry in our area.” That got me wondering what he meant. Was he thinking of a BSM building, with offices for paid staff and with meeting […]

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 […]

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. […]