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A Vision for Multiplying Your Ministry

“What you’ve heard from me in the presence of many witnesses pass on to faithful men who in turn can train others.” Paul of Tarsus “The gospel came to you on its way to someone else.” Rob Gallaty “Your church is the fruit of other people and churches whose names may have been long forgotten.  …

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New Orleans Metro Area Collegiate Ministry Model

Ministry Model Interview Questions What do you do to reach freshman? What do your fall outreach plans look like? Because we are a metro ministry, meaning we serve more than one campus in our area, we have multiple “first weeks of school” where we are providing lots of opportunities to connect with them. A lot …

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4 People You Need to Meet on Your Campus

These are valuable people on your campus that can help you organize and benefit the ministry: Head of Student Activities To become a recognized student organization on campus comes with many benefits with access to the student body. With that access comes both rules and procedures to maintain that access, which is why it is …

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The Discipleship Grid

A TV commercial a few years back featured an obviously affluent couple meeting with a prestigious architect. When the architect asked, “And what can I do for you?”, the wife pulled out from a bag a sleek bathroom sink faucet. “We want you to design a house around THIS.” The architect raised his eyebrow in …

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Surprising Benefits to Self Funded Campus Missionaries

According to Mike Riggins of the North American Mission Board, there are 180 Self-Funded Collegiate Missionaries working with the SBC on college campuses. I serve as one of these missionaries at Penn State. There are great resources with how to do support raising, but here I want to look at the benefits of partners. Support …

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Ideas for Training and Engaging Students in Evangelism

At a summer gathering of ministers to college students, we asked several of them, “What are some of the ways you train and engage your students in opportunities for evangelism?” “We train students in evangelism at Beach Reach then plan follow-up events on campus for them for the rest of the spring semester. We also …

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Arkansas State University BCM Ministry Model

FRESHMEN 1st Three Weeks: The first three weeks of school are “solid gold.” They are so important! In those first three weeks, students subconsciously set their patterns for the next four years. If we hold that reaching freshmen during this time is so important then the response has to be big and multifaceted. Collect Contact …

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Where We Go on Fall Break and Why

Every Fall the University of Tennessee gives its students a four day weekend early in October. We at the BCM take this time to invest in students through missions. We strategically plan for an on-campus evangelism experience during this time because we find that this helps prepare students to return to campus feeling equipped and …

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11 Keys to Thriving as an Introverted Evangelist

Early in my ministry, I was invited with some of my friends to join them doing direct evangelism on South Street in Philly during Friday nights. Our conversation starter was a sign that read “Are you going to heaven? Free Test.” My friends would engage as many as possible with the gospel. I was just …

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Understanding Student Populations

If you are seeking to minister to students on your local college campus, one of your first steps should be to spend some time seeking to understand the types of students on your campus and what their unique life rhythms and needs are. No two students are the same, but often the ebb and flow …

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