It’s been a full day… a full, great day! But I’m tired. I thought it important to get down some highlights from the day and some thoughts on how it might shape our ministry on campus before I get flooded with more insights tomorrow! So here we go… Andy Stanley got things started this morning. […]
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 […]
I’ve been thinking about the classroom today… It might have something to do with the fact that, for the next 8 weeks, my Monday’s will include an 8 a.m. Old Testament class, as well as a 4-hour evening OT class. Although I’m now into my 13th year of ministry on a university campus, this […]
I had the chance to speak to more than 300 student leaders on campus a couple of days ago. At lunch, immediately following the presentation, a student at a nearby table commented that he was putting something I said up on his Facebook… I took a deep breath and said, “OK, what?” The statement […]
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.
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 […]
With just a week left before students begin to return to campus, it’s time to start crossing off some of those “to-do’s” from our list… For all of us involved in campus ministry, whether we serve on the campus or from off-site, one of the most important things we can do to further the […]