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Church Spotlight: FBC Jackson College Ministry

  First Baptist Church Jackson is a 178-year-old downtown church that has maintained an active college ministry for the past 35 years. Centrally located in the metro Jackson area, there are over 30,000 college students attending school within a 20-mile radius of FBC Jackson. The church reaches several small private colleges, one larger state university, and several …

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4 Common Reasons for a Broken College Ministry

  I am currently attempting to do a writing project entitled, “Fixing a Broken College Ministry.”  I have received lots of great input, questions, and interest.  One obvious question is, “How did it get broken?”  or “What will it take to fix it?” Knowing why a college ministry is broken is part of deciding what is …

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Campus Ministry Spotlight: Tarleton State University

  Our campus ministry spotlight for this quarter is Tarleton State University, a D2 school (13,000 students) in the small town of Stephenville, TX (20,000 people). Tarleton is known as the poor man’s party school. Traditionally, Tarleton has been a regional school, attracting students from the surrounding communities. However, in recent years, the school has begun to …

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Connecting with Parents of College Students

One of the most successful ways the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at LSU is reaching freshmen is by mailing a Parents Survey to the parents of each student whose name and contract information we secure. We secure the names of incoming freshmen that will be attending LSU in a variety of ways as collegiate ministers across …

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Mentoring in Collegiate Ministry–Dr. Chuck Lawless and Chris James

If you missed Collegiate Week, you will definitely want to check out this great video of one of the leader sessions where Dr. Chuck Lawless and Chris James shared about their experiences with mentoring. Dr. Chuck Lawless is Dean and Vice-President of Graduate Studies and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he …

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Update from BCNet Evangelism Team

  The BCNet Evangelism Team exists to motivate Christian college students to share their faith on their campuses, resource students and collegiate ministry leaders for evangelism, and coordinate national evangelistic initiatives in which campus ministries and churches can participate. Those serving on the team include: Doug Adams — College Pastor at Spotswood Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, …

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Hanging with a Few Hundred of My Closest Friends

As the time approached for our recent National Collegiate Summit in Nashville, I saw several posts on FB by campus ministers using the title phrase above to describe how they were approaching  the event. I must confess I was among that group. It’s a trite phrase, seriously overused, but it still points to an important …

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