Baptist Collegiate Network (BCNet) and Collegeministry.com is facilitated by college ministers from around North America, who volunteer time to find ways to provide encouragement, resources, and new ideas to other college ministers. These college ministers are from churches, campuses, and sometimes something in between. There are currently eight teams of individuals helping with BCNet, and we wanted to share a little bit about those teams and what they are working on. Make sure to subscribe to the Collegeministry.com newsletter and follow collegeministry.com on social media to not miss a thing!
Campus-Based Ministries Team
This team is geared towards helping campus ministries with resources and ideas, as well as providing connection. They are currently working on new articles for future newsletters, as well as preparing to host another Zoom call for new campus ministers later this spring.
The communications team collaborates to put together our monthly newsletter, as well as run the social media accounts for collegeministry.com. Information about signing up for the newsletter, as well as the links to social media, can all be found on the bottom of the homepage on collegeministry.com.
The Discipleship team exists to encourage fellow campus ministers as we guide students toward Christ-likeness. Did you miss their webinar about walking with students in the area of sexual purity? Check out the link here: collegeministry.com/talk-purity-to-me-a-discussion-on-discipling-students-through-purity-issues/
Several members of this team are working hard to prepare the way for Beach Reach in Panama City Beach, Florida in March where hundreds of spring breakers will have the opportunity to receive a safe van ride, eat midnight pancakes, and hear the gospel! They are also working on creating or curating resources that will help you have fresh ideas to use in Outreach and Evangelism on your campus, including a plan for an escape room you can set up on your campus, a tool that will help you share the gospel more effectively with LDS students, and a tool that will help you share the gospel through a (light) neuroscience lens to students passionate about mental health. Be on the lookout for these tools through spring and summer!
The BCNet Leadership Team has been actively planning the Collegiate Summit, which will take place on May 1-3, 2024 at Germantown Baptist Church in Memphis. We are currently working toward planning the main stage times and the breakout sessions. We are hopeful that registration will go live in May 2023!
The goal as the mission team of BCNet is to provide resources that will help you mobilize your students for a life on missions. This is done through a variety of ways from challenging students at Collegiate Week each year to pray for the nations and to begin to develop a heart for the nations. Also, they provide studies, how-to’s, and articles on missions. As a team, they are praying that the number of students going out on mission will double over a five-year period. Will you join with them as they continue to walk alongside all of you as we all mobilize students to ‘Go on Missions.’ They also have a few free copies of the e-book “Evangelism as Exiles” by Elliot Clark. If you would like a copy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out collegeministry.com/missions/bcnet-opportunities/ for missions opportunities for your students.
International Students Ministry Team
Our ISM (International Student Ministry) group gathers to equip and encourage those working with international students. We meet by Zoom the first Monday each month at noon. Our next gathering is Monday, March 6 on the topic of “Easter Outreach.” What are ways we can reach out to international students leading up to Easter? To join, go to ismbaptist.net and sign up for the email list. Ones already on the list will get a link for the meeting.
The Multiplication Team has several things that they hope to accomplish. The first is to find ways to help local Baptist churches reach their nearby campuses with the Gospel. Secondly, they connect with Every campus on behalf of Baptist Student Ministries, to be a part of the larger work of reaching the campus. Third, they want to find ways to help state/regional/province directors with the various needs and challenges that their location may provide. Overall, the goal is to help Baptist Student ministers with whatever resources they might need. For more detailed information, please see this document!
BCNet is college leaders like you, hoping to serve you in ways that are beneficial. If there is any way that we can assist you, please contact us through social media, or e-mail us at email@example.com.