About a year and a half ago I conducted a brief interview with Donna Freitas. Freitas, a professor at Boston University, is the author of Sex & the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses. The book is a summation of the research she conducted on campuses across North America. Towards […]
This is one of a series of questions I ask every student during their interview for a leadership position. More often than not, they seem confused by the question. They usually respond with some derivative of “Wow, that’s a hard question” or “I am not really sure I have ever thought about it.”Even those who […]
If you’re campus is anything like ours, then there is no shortage of events on campus during the first weeks of the semester. While it seems strange to add to the chaos of offerings, to not offer events in those first weeks would be organizational suicide. So how do you know what to do? How […]
Question: how many live events (talk shows, concerts, etc) have you seen that follow this format? Ice Breaker Skit/Announcements 3 Songs Talk Maybe one more song/Pray I’m guessing none of them. I’m also guessing that these elements look very familiar to you. For as long as I’ve been around collegiate ministry (this will be my […]
For me and my campus ministries colleagues, the summer of 2013 has been an unusual one with time-intensive administrative reviews, reports, and budget prioritization spreadsheets. So, while there are very few students around, it has been less of a change of pace than we typically experience. For that reason, I have been especially excited about […]
A collegiate ministry is only as strong as its weakest link. I think Jesus got it right. He picked some pretty strong links. The leadership team of any collegiate ministry must function as a well-oiled machine if the ministry is going to achieve maximum impact on their campus for Christ. I love my leadership team. […]
People are watching. And we know that the Church (which our ministries ultimately fall within the framework of) is in the midst of a publicity nightmare within North America. We live and serve within an increasingly post-Christian nation — and I think a lot of it has to do with the ways we as Christians […]
Did you hear it? Just now… When you flipped the calendar from July to August… By my estimation approximately 78% of you — of us — just heard that boulder drop from the sky somewhere behind us. And we know it’s now rolling our way… It’s the start of a new academic year fast-approaching. And […]
One glaring deficiency. That’s all it can take to leave the kind of bad taste in someone’s mouth that they no longer consider you among their numerous sources, options, or opportunities — no matter your offering. I had the opportunity of spending all day yesterday with my family at a water park. It was awesome […]
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Faith ON Campus is excited to announce the next Blogathon:
Back to School | August 6-8, 2013!
I know it probably feels like the summer just started — but the reality is that the new school year is just around the corner — so with that in mind, it’s time to make plans and preparations for this upcoming opportunity to come together for some collective thinking and sharing about how to make the most of this critical time of the year!
That’s what the Back to School Blogathon is all about!
Many times in ministry, especially college ministry, you feel like you are walking alone. Just drifting along, trying to survive, and isolated from others in ministry.
College Ministry has been described as the Navy Seals of ministry — It’s very hard work and no one ever gives you credit when it goes well (plus, some people erroneously call us Youth Ministers, a pet peeve of mine).
I am surrounded by a great church staff, but they often fail to grasp what college ministry is or have the tools to push me in my goals and desires.