As one semester ends and we prepare to start another, it is important to do so with gratitude for what God has done and a heart of expectation for the semester ahead. As we look to the upcoming semester, one of the key areas we must consistently address and focus on is the development of […]
This video was from the monthly New Campus Minister meetings. Are you or do you know a campus minister who has been serving on a campus for 3 years or less? Or someone who has switched to a new campus? Sign up here to get info about the next meeting! Tyler Hoffpauir is the Campus
Whether this is your 25th year in college ministry, or your first, it is good to stop and reflect on what God has taught you as you have worked with college students. Here, two campus missionaries in Vermont share their experiences from this first semester. Read them, be encouraged, and take some time to encourage
What is rest? If we are seeking rest, it is good to know how to recognize it! It may be helpful to begin with what isn’t rest. Rest is qualitatively distinct from amusement, entertainment, distraction, or even taking a break. All of these things have their place, yet they are not the same as rest.
What are you doing to lead students who are exploring a call to ministry? If you’ve been in college ministry long, you know that if you want something to happen you have to be intentional about it. So many things happen in a semester that good intentions can easily get lost. So, in the span
When you get to the end of your twin marathons – known often for campus ministers as Fall Semester and Spring Semester – it will be time to get curious about whether or not you have rested at all during the course of these two long stretches of the academic calendar we all live by.
At the risk of losing the reader from the start, I want to share the conclusion as the intro:“Calling a staff a team doesn’t make it one.” Likewise, everyone that is given the title “Team Leader” is not automatically a “Team Leader”. A team that excels corporately cannot be legislated, mandated, or assumed in any
Transitioning semesters, transitioning from one leadership team to the next, transitioning to new methods of outreach as campus environments change—collegiate ministers live and lead in an almost constant state of transition. In addition to the normal transitions that happen through the course of any year, there are also those exceptional seasons of transition such as
Although circumstances on campus vary from region to region, it seems like most of us are getting back to a semi-normal state after the two-year challenge of COVID-19. We will be talking for years about all the ways the recent global pandemic adversely affected our ministries. But, perhaps one of the glaring ramifications of the
With the rollout of vaccines, reopening is starting and speeding up quickly. This includes colleges and universities. 2 Timothy 4:2 says, “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and teaching.” God calls us to be ready for this complicated time. So, how do we