Part 1: Developing Your Ministry’s Heart to Start Work on New Campuses

“I have never been so honored for someone to tell me to go.  Thank you for believing in me.” I was cleaning off my bulletin board above my desk and found a note with the above statement written on it. It was from a recent graduate who we’d asked to go to another campus toContinue reading “Part 1: Developing Your Ministry’s Heart to Start Work on New Campuses”

Virtual 1on1s

Make Disciples: Virtual 1on1s. Sunday morning I, like most Christians, sat on the couch with my family and watched our church service online. I gotta admit, it was kind of a cool experience! Later that afternoon, I caught a couple more services from churches around town.  I watched as the CHURCH broke Facebook Live!  NeverContinue reading “Virtual 1on1s”

A Vision for Multiplying Your Ministry

“What you’ve heard from me in the presence of many witnesses pass on to faithful men who in turn can train others.”Paul of Tarsus“The gospel came to you on its way to someone else.”Rob Gallaty“Your church is the fruit of other people and churches whose names may have been long forgotten.  Has your church startedContinue reading “A Vision for Multiplying Your Ministry”

2 Generations or 4 Generations

2 Timothy 2:2 – What you heard from me [Paul] in the presence of others pass on to faithful men who in turn can teach others. I love this verse! If someone was to ask me what is my favorite verse I don’t know if this is it, but it is close.  I love theContinue reading “2 Generations or 4 Generations”

10 Ways to Develop Your Staff

Having a staff can be one of the most rewarding and challenging things for a campus minister to deal with.  A good staff can multiply kingdom work in amazing ways, but a dysfunctional staff can kill a ministry quickly.  Often times as ministers we are quick to develop students but once we have staff weContinue reading “10 Ways to Develop Your Staff”

4 Quadrants of Engagement

You could spend every waking hour on your campus and not get done everything you need to get done. Am I right? One friend on a huge campus said to me one time, “I haven’t finished a to-do list since I started this job!” We all have limited time. Between family, work, ministry, friends, socialContinue reading “4 Quadrants of Engagement”

Freshmen Ministry Starts Now…

Fish. Thirteenth –graders. Newbies. Freshmen have many names.  Our campus sometimes calls them baby ducks (don’t ask, you don’t want to know). Freshmen ministry is one of the most time consuming and rewarding things in college ministry.  For many, it’s the first time they begin to own their faith. For some, it’s the first timeContinue reading “Freshmen Ministry Starts Now…”

The Barnabas Effect: The Art of Making Others Great

I remember the moment my paradigm shifted. I had turned over the leadership to one of our lunch outreaches to our interns.  I told them, “find a way to make this better.”  They did. I sat and watched how students responded to them and how within a semester more students were coming than ever before. Continue reading “The Barnabas Effect: The Art of Making Others Great”