The Aquarium Effect

Posted Posted in The Local Church

I’m attending my first Catalyst conference this week. For me it’s a mixed bag… After the first day I can honestly say that the leaders, and the quality of their messages, have been well worth the price of admission.  I’m a learner at heart… so having the chance to hear from some of the top […]

Getting Student Leaders To Commit

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Is it just me, or does it seem like it’s getting harder and harder to get student leaders to commit to, and follow through with, an extended leadership role? Certainly there are exceptions to this… but those students seem to be fewer and far between… and when we encounter them around campus (or within our ministries) they are unmistakable!

In our consumer-driven society (and campuses), it should come as no surprise to us that more and more students are finding it harder and harder to stay committed to one leadership role, and easier and easier to jump from one thing to the next… one leadership role to the next… And when they do, I’m not sure that they’ve given much thought to how their choices will impact the contexts and relationships that they’ve left behind.

Who’s YOUR Pastor?

Posted Posted in The Campus Minister

One of the essentials of anyone doing campus/college ministry – serving as a pastor to so many on campus – is finding a nurturing, life-giving pastor that we can bring ourselves under. It’s called self-care And if you’re anything like me… this can be something that is too often overlooked because of how busy we […]