Tag Archives: The Campus Coach
on September 14th, 2010
This last weekend, I was in St. Louis connecting with two churches working with the universities around them. In our conversations, people from both churches indicated that the university students they encountered had issues with the church. Both saw that as an opportunity to reach out to them, but were looking for a resource to help them do it. I shared with both churches that Adam Hamilton's new book, When Christians Get It Wrong, offers a way to get a healthy conversation going with young adults who are critical of the church. Here is the next video from my interview with ...
on September 11th, 2010
Acts 2:42 42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. This past Wednesday, Ashlee Alley of Southwestern College invited me to preach on devotion at their 11 a.m. Chapel. Of all our United Methodist colleges - Southwestern has one of the most vibrant campus ministry programs in the nation thanks to the pioneering work of Dr. Steve Rankin (now chaplain of SMU in Dallas) and the eight years of leadership that Ashlee has offered. They are the gold standard. I'll post the sermon when I get the link, but what I want to ...
on September 10th, 2010
The start of the semester and Labor Day has come and gone. Students are settling into their new schedules. You and your leadership team are well on the way to reaching cruising altitude with the new class of freshman nearly formed. Worship is working. Small groups are starting. Now its time to start working your evangelism plan. Now its time to start thinking about reaching the dechurched. This may be oversimplistic, but there are basically four groups of people out there: #1 those in a relationship with Christ and are plugged into a ministry #2 those in a relationship with Christ but ...
on August 21st, 2010
For the past three weeks - I have been talking to campus ministries in Missouri, Alabama, and over the internets about the S.O.A.P. Bible study method. This is the best way that I have found to help students develop a life-long practice of studying the Bible. I like it for a number of reasons: I wish I had found this when I first started at SMU back in 1998 - its an incredible tool to help students understand and prayer the Bible It can be used in both personal devotions and small group Bible studies It's simple to learn yet creates a foundational ...