Transitions/Freshman Ministry

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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Decoding Your Campus

As a campus ministry leader, we are missionaries to the campus. Just like any mission, campus ministry has a “missional code” that needs to be broken. A Perspectives course I took revealed embracing learning is an essential first step for any missionary. We must learn the culture and language of the people we want to …

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Fall Outreach Strategy

The first few weeks of the fall semester are the most important time for you to reach students. It’s harvest time! Do you remember your first weeks as a freshman in college? The friends and choices students make in the first weeks often impact the rest of their lives. Our ministry believes that the first …

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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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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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Freshman Ministry Ideas

Check out these ideas for ministering to freshmen and transfer students from our friends at Virginia Tech’s BCM! “One of the largest freshmen events we have during fall semester is Freshman Transfer Leadership Team (FTLT).  This is an eight week program for freshmen and transfers to plan and execute “taking-over” the BCM for a week. …

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