Students

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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Connecting Students to Church

One day your students will graduate and your campus ministry will not be there for them any more. Your ministry is an extension of the local church. A church can add value to the students’ lives by incorporating them into a family of multiple generations rather than merely peers. These adults can provide another layer …

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Depression & Anxiety Part One

Things Ministers Should Know   • Know your personal limitations. Do not try to counsel in areas where you are not trained. Personally vet counselors in your area that you can trust to share faith based counsel with your student. Does your church or ministry have funds to help financially support professional help for your …

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Developing Small Groups in College Ministry

Whether a church or a campus ministry, groups are a key component to making disciples to fulfill a ministry’s strategy. In college age ministry it is imperative to reproduce disciples so that a ministry sustains and even grows from one school year to the next. Groups help create that multiplication. It has long been known …

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Developing Student Leaders for a College Ministry

It is tempting for a volunteer or part time college ministry leader to say it is simpler and more effective time wise to do it all one’s self. Yet, enlisting and developing student leaders is at the very heart of what we are to do and will benefit us and the ministry. Four Reasons to …

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Ideas for Connecting with Students

If you are attempting to start a ministry on a campus or you are a new part-time or volunteer College Minister just starting, your first thought may be, “How do I connect with some students…any students…and particularly students who might be interested in attending a Christian event?”. Here are some methods commonly used on a …

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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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Prayer Walking Guide

Someone once said that prayer walking is praying onsight with insight. It’s one thing to “know” about a campus, but it is another thing to walk where students walk and see what students see. This is a guide to give you some suggestions of things to pray. There are going to be a variety of …

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The End Game for College Ministry

We factor the vision of multiplication into everything we do. All my life I have been haunted by my multiplication tables! When I was a kid, my mom spent hours testing me with those stupid flash cards. Now, I am haunted by my multiplication tables in a different way. I am overwhelmed by the amazing …

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