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Beginning a Church Based College Ministry

Step One      Reality Check #1 – How much time do I really have to invest in this? Step Two      Reality Check #2 – Do I really have a heart for this or is this item #14 on a fourteen item job description? Step Three    Leave your guilt behind! You have …

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How to be an Expert on Your Campus

If you are new to your campus or your campus has changed over time, then it may be a good time to evaluate your campus context. My seminary professor consistently said, “Your context dictates your ministry.”   Research your campus Review the campus quick facts. Does your ministry reflect the campus? Is there a demographic …

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Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Include – To make someone a part of something. We all want to reach new heights of inclusion in our ministries. The foundation for all of our efforts on college campuses is to seek and to save the lost and to make disciples of all nations. In this way, we know who the someone is, …

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Choosing, Equipping, and Evaluating Small Group Leaders

I still remember my first time attending a small group during my sophomore year at California State University in Chico. I had begun getting involved with Christian Challenge by attending large group meetings, but hadn’t yet tried a small group. I walked into someone’s house, hoping this would result in lasting relationships that could thrive …

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5 Ways to Be Larger in College Ministry

Ever wanted your college ministry to be larger? Well, making your ministry larger doesn’t always center around the number of students who attend, but rather it’s the quality of your ministry that truly makes it great and impactful. Here are five key ways to be larger in campus ministry. 1.  Look for colleagues in ministry …

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4 Considerations for Selecting College Student Leaders in Ministry

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 are …

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Why Connecting Campus-Based and Church-Based Collegiate Ministers Is a Must

At times, leading a college ministry can be lonely and make moving forward can sometimes seem impossible. But, what if we could find the right balance for our individual contexts that allow ministry to flourish and more disciples to be made? Common goals are needed as well as a vision for accomplishing something great before …

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Should College Ministers Work with Parents?

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 …

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Church Spotlight: Pinelake Church College Ministry

Pinelake Church is one church in multiple locations across the state of Mississippi. Its vision is to see Mississippi changed one life change story at a time. Though Mississippi is perceived as being a very churched state (in the buckle of the Bible belt), the reality is that 72% of Mississippi is not a part …

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Church Spotlight: Cross Church College (C3)

  Cross Church is one church in 5 locations in the NW Arkansas/SW Missouri area. A multi-generational, multi-ethnic church, Cross Church offers a variety of ministries. Cross Church College, also known as C3, is one of those ministries that is based out of Cross Church’s Fayetteville campus. C3 is commissioned with the responsibility to reach the collegiate …

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