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1,500 Collegiate Missionaries Hit the Beaches to Share Jesus Over Spring Break

While millions of American college students headed to U.S. beaches to party and have fun, 1,500 college students from Baptist Collegiate Ministry groups and churches hit the beaches with a different purpose. Their goal was to engage their fellow college students with the Gospel. Under the label, Beach Reach, these college student missionaries gathered at …

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Developing a Culture of Sending Students to Start New Work – Part 3

The nine months leading up to our first child’s birth I slept great!  My wife, on the other hand, would experience the full spectrum of emotions and changes accompanied by many sleepless nights. I never woke up from heartburn or a kick to the ribs.  Those first nine months were the easiest, most low-maintenance parenting …

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Developing a Culture of Sending Students to Start New Work – Part 2

Eager to begin the sending process we cast vision for one of our graduates to go help with work in the Northwest.  This was our first one – our first fruit! We commissioned him and sent him off with high hopes.  In retrospect, we rushed the process and ignored some red flags. Within a year …

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Send ‘Em All!

The largest commodity college students have is time. They say they’re busy but that is because they have no idea what busy actually is. Students are send-able and train-able. Once this is leveraged, collegiate ministries can be the greatest launching pads for global missions in the world. In order to reach this potential our ministries …

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How to Become a College Ministry with a Sending Culture

Five years ago it was an anomaly for our students to go on mission projects.  We’d offer them occasionally, but the response was dismal and few seemed interested. We knew that had to change so we began to be more strategic and intentional about how we approached student involvement in missions.  We have seen a …

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Surprising Benefits to Self Funded Campus Missionaries

According to Mike Riggins of the North American Mission Board, there are 180 Self-Funded Collegiate Missionaries working with the SBC on college campuses. I serve as one of these missionaries at Penn State. There are great resources with how to do support raising, but here I want to look at the benefits of partners. Support …

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