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The Freshman Year Transition: 3 Things First Year Students Need to Thrive 1

The Freshman Year Transition: 3 Things First Year Students Need to Thrive

As first-year students flood our campuses, we have the opportunity to meet them at a crucial crossroads. Many of them feel excited, overwhelmed, and uncertain. Most are desperate for true friendship and belonging. It’s a time of incredible transition, and they need support. Sadly, thirty percent of these students will drop out of college after …

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Developing a Culture of Sending Students to Start New Work – Part 3 2

Developing a Culture of Sending Students to Start New Work – Part 3

The nine months leading up to our first child’s birth I slept great!  My wife, on the other hand, would experience the full spectrum of emotions and changes accompanied by many sleepless nights. I never woke up from heartburn or a kick to the ribs.  Those first nine months were the easiest, most low-maintenance parenting …

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Send 'Em All! 5

Send ‘Em All!

The largest commodity college students have is time. They say they’re busy but that is because they have no idea what busy actually is. Students are send-able and train-able. Once this is leveraged, collegiate ministries can be the greatest launching pads for global missions in the world. In order to reach this potential our ministries …

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How to Become a College Ministry with a Sending Culture 6

How to Become a College Ministry with a Sending Culture

Five years ago it was an anomaly for our students to go on mission projects.  We’d offer them occasionally, but the response was dismal and few seemed interested. We knew that had to change so we began to be more strategic and intentional about how we approached student involvement in missions.  We have seen a …

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FRESH 10: The Importance of Reaching Freshmen within their First 10 Days on Campus 10

FRESH 10: The Importance of Reaching Freshmen within their First 10 Days on Campus

What is Fresh 10? It is a freshmen engagement strategy that calls for collegiate ministries to invest heavily and sacrificially in engaging incoming freshmen for their first 10 days on campus. Fresh 10 requires ministries to plan one key event every day in order to: Befriend as many non-Christian freshmen as possible Invite those freshmen …

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