Collegiate Church Planting

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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Campus Assessment Tool

Congratulations! You’ve got a college or university campus near you! The campus is a prime location for gospel multiplication. Never are so many people going through the same stage of life in one place at one time. College students tend to be the most moldable, trainable, and send-able demographic on the planet. God has placed …

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Why Every Day Is Like Opening Day

  For every fan of Major League Baseball, Opening Day is something special. Baseball parks are spruced up. There are new rosters. Teams are a mere 162 games away from their first game in the playoffs. Opening Day is a day full of hope for every baseball fan (even Cubs fans – sorry, couldn’t resist …

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College Ministry: A Long-Term Career?

  A few years ago, I started polling my blog readers so that I could: Better understand who you are Gain some statistical data Test out some theories I have Attempt to provide some posts that are meaningful and relevant to the work we are doing One of the first questions I ever posted was: How long …

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How to Make the Most of Your Summer Sabbath

  Even though it has been a long time since I served on a college campus as a campus minister, I still feel like taking a deep sigh of relief as the summer approaches! I guess that routine of looking forward to the summer and a little bit slower pace just carries over all the …

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Update from the BCNet Church Planting Team

The Church Planting team works to see college students reached and discipled through domestic and international church planting.  They hope to advance the efforts of church planters and college ministers by engaging college students at every level of the church planting process. Those serving on the team include: Lucas Aube: Collegiate Church Planter of Encounter Church in …

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5 Reasons Why ForColumbus Could be Your Best Play of 2015

True or false?: “The success of your ministry year generally hinges on 2-3 key decisions you make during the year.” Whether planned “on the fly” or with the utmost “intentionality,” the evidence screams “TRUE! TRUE!” You may disagree, but historic proof (see the Paretto principle or “the 80/20 rule”) and current research (see “Essentialism” by …

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Collegiate Church Planting Collaborative Gracepoint Berkeley – October 21-24, 2013

Short Version: Event: Oakland Collegiate Church Planting Collaborative Date: October 21-24, 2013 Location: Gracepoint Berkeley, 1265 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502 Two Part Event: October 21-22 – By Invitation only: collegiate church planting network leaders. October 22-24 – Any pastor, planter, strategists or leader doing or interested in collegiate church planting. Collaborative Format: Large …

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Collegiate Church Planting Team Update

The BCNet Church Planting Team exists to elevate and accelerate the starting of new churches by engaging collegians in church planting efforts. Those serving on the team include: Chad Ellis (chair)- BCM Campus Minister Clayton State University (GA)–chadoncampus@gmail.com Chad Frank – Pastor H20 Kent State (OH) David James – Collegiate Ministry Team Leader (AR) Daniel Kim – …

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