Missions

Where We Go on Fall Break and Why

Every Fall the University of Tennessee gives its students a four day weekend early in October. We at the BCM take this time to invest in students through missions. We strategically plan for an on-campus evangelism experience during this time because we find that this helps prepare students to return to campus feeling equipped and …

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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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How College Ministries Can Make a Difference During Christmas

This fall, you and your students can join in on the fun of packing shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child! When you pack a shoebox, you are giving churches around the world an opportunity to share the Gospel with those they might not otherwise meet. These shoeboxes will be part of transforming entire families and communities with the …

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Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at LSU was involved in a Disaster Relief project on the weekend of October 26th. Steve Masters reports: There is a great need for college students to help with Disaster Relief in the areas to the north and east of Panama City, Florida. The 150 MPH winds caused massive damage to …

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Campus Ministry Spotlight: Tennessee Tech University

  Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, Tennessee Technological University is a regional university with a strong emphasis in engineering. The campus primarily enrolls students from Tennessee, however, there is a significant population of students enrolled from other countries. With a good balance of students from both urban and rural settings, TTU’s campus is appealing because of …

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Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief: How Your Groups Can Help

    We’re happy to report that our Baptist Collegiate Ministry family in Texas has weathered the Hurricane Harvey storm, and no homes or BSMs have been reported as destroyed. However, these groups will need your prayers and help for months to come. When it comes to disaster relief efforts, we know that it will …

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Church Spotlight: Shadow Hills Church College Ministry

  Located in the Summerlin suburban area of Las Vegas, Nevada, Shadow Hills Church ministers to a wildly diverse community that’s made up of nearly every ethnicity, economic status, and religious background.  Shadow Hills Church is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year, after starting as a small mission church called West Oakey Baptist Church, on …

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Campus Ministry Spotlight: University of Alaska Anchorage

Our campus ministry spotlight for this quarter is the Mosaic Campus Ministry at the University of Alaska  Anchorage (UAA). Founded in 1954, UAA administers four community campuses spread across Southcentral Alaska—Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College, Matanuska–Susitna College, and Prince William Sound College. Between the community campuses and the main Anchorage campus, more than 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are currently enrolled at …

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A New “Tradition”

In discussing how we did collegiate ministry here in Pennsylvania/South Jersey a few years back, a fellow campus minister from another region said, “We don’t do traditional Baptist collegiate ministry in our area.” That got me wondering what he meant. Was he thinking of a BSM building, with offices for paid staff and with meeting …

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