Discipleship

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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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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The Three Laws of Commuter Ministry

Collegiate ministry is full of rewarding successes and frustrating moments, incredible opportunities as well as challenging barriers. If you are seeking to reach students on a primarily commuter campus, you are probably especially familiar with the challenging barriers part. Commuter students often have family responsibilities, work, and even other community involvement in addition to their …

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Developing Small Groups in College Ministry

Whether a church or a campus ministry, groups are a key component to making disciples to fulfill a ministry’s strategy. In college age ministry it is imperative to reproduce disciples so that a ministry sustains and even grows from one school year to the next. Groups help create that multiplication. It has long been known …

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Developing Student Leaders for a College Ministry

It is tempting for a volunteer or part time college ministry leader to say it is simpler and more effective time wise to do it all one’s self. Yet, enlisting and developing student leaders is at the very heart of what we are to do and will benefit us and the ministry. Four Reasons to …

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Discipleship Huddles

The Huddles Groups Discipleship Model is utilized by our College Ministry at Morrison Heights Baptist Church. The approach was imagined by Mike Breen in his book Building a Discipling Culture. Matthew Young, Community Pastor at Resonate Church in Pullman, Washington, describes huddles in three ways: • Vehicle for discipleship – Huddles are not discipleship; however, …

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Effective Lunch Ministry

Many college ministries utilize the lunch hour as a strategic time for ministry with students. This can be especially true for ministries who serve in primarily commuter settings. A lunch ministry can open the door to reach students at a time they are available and hungry. When a ministry has a clear objective in mind …

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Formational Discipleship

“And [Jesus] went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach…” Mark 3:13-14 As we say yes to Jesus’ invitation to …

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Same Gender Small Group Discipleship

The Gender Specific Discipleship model is utilized by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The ministry has utilized this discipleship model for the men’s ministry over the last 6 years. The model was adapted for the women’s ministry and has been used the past 4 years. The Men’s Discipleship program …

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Prayer Walking Guide

Someone once said that prayer walking is praying onsight with insight. It’s one thing to “know” about a campus, but it is another thing to walk where students walk and see what students see. This is a guide to give you some suggestions of things to pray. There are going to be a variety of …

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