Category Archives: Leadership
on October 11th, 2010
This is a two-part interview with Trent Sheppard, author of "God on Campus". This will be the common reading for Refresh '10 this year - www.collegeunion.org/refresh. Sign up for Refresh. Buy the book (If you call InterVarsity Press at 800.843.9487 and mention that you are a campus minister, you will get a 40% discount off the book.) Join the conversation.
on August 30th, 2010
Jim Griffith and I are partnering together to design a curriculum for the upcoming Campus Ministry Boot Camp in December. In preparation, I'd like to get your insight on what you think every new campus pastor needs to know. Over the next 16 days, I'm going to ask a question a day to learn from you what you wish you had known before stepping on campus. So here goes . . . QUESTION #1: WHAT ARE THE THREE TO FIVE BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU HAVE MADE ON CAMPUS? Here's my list #1 - Not preparing for the Fall during the Spring semester. Read here and here ...
on July 10th, 2010
Veteran campus ministers know that they have till Labor Day to recruit new students into their ministries before reality sets in. After that point, most students have found a routine that starts to work for them - it's great if you are in it, it sucks if you aren't. Adding to the pressure of these two weeks is the sheer volume of student groups who are working to recruit new students to their organizations. Forget about competing with just the religious organizations, you're going head to head with over 200 - 400 groups depending on the size of your ...