Tag: college ministry

How College Ministries Can Make a Difference During Christmas

November 3, 2018
Missions

This fall, you and your students can join in on the fun of packing shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child! When you pack a shoebox, you are giving churches around the world an opportunity to share the Gospel with those they might not otherwise meet. These shoeboxes will be part of transforming entire families and communities with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Church Spotlight: Shadow Hills Church College Ministry

  Located in the Summerlin suburban area of Las Vegas, Nevada, Shadow Hills Church ministers to a wildly diverse community that’s made up of nearly every ethnicity, economic status, and religious background.  Shadow Hills Church is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year, after starting as a small mission church called West Oakey Baptist Church, on […]

Campus Ministry Spotlight: University of Alaska Anchorage

Our campus ministry spotlight for this quarter is the Mosaic Campus Ministry at the University of Alaska  Anchorage (UAA). Founded in 1954, UAA administers four community campuses spread across Southcentral Alaska—Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, Matanuska–Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College. Between the community campuses and the main Anchorage campus, more than 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are currently enrolled at […]

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 […]