Leadership

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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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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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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Building Key Relationships in College Ministry

Ministry is all about relationships. In addition to the students on the campus, there are relationships that must be nurtured in campus ministry. Key relationships on the campus:   • The most important campus connection is with the office (usually Student Life or Student Activities) that is responsible for approving campus organizations. The persons in …

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3 Questions to Ask About Your Start-of-School Events

I love the start of school and all the special events that go with it.  I have done a ton of special outreach events as a campus-based college minister and some in the last two years as a church-based college minister.  Often, we do not evaluate these well, because we are simply rushing almost blindly …

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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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Does Your Campus Ministry Value Scripture Memory

“Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible memorization, because it is a fundamental way of filling our minds with what it needs. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. That’s where you …

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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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