Look at the challenges these chaplains and ministries face, the questions they are asking, and the opportunities they pursue. Do you see the similarities to what your local congregation is trying to do?
In working with congregations in the area of campus ministry, I've encountered a few myths along the way. Here are 3 of the myths along with some suggestions for changing them into helpful stories.
A friend and colleague recently noticed that the faith and campus life resources I shared were all written by men. Thankful for her observation, I want to share some great resources written by women.
As we send off our students, it's a great time to talk about what makes a good church and about the importance of being part of a worshipping community, even if it will be temporary.
One thing these books have in common is that they're being read by students. Have you read any of them? If so, what would you recommend? Are there any I missed?
It is easy for a local congregations and classes to see campus ministry as a stand-alone ministry. As such, it is often viewed not as a partner, but a project. How can we change this perception?
In 2015 we celebrated 75 years of ministry! At our annual conference we spent time celebrating the past, looking at learning from the present and imagining the future.
It is hard not to be involved in a conversation these days about young adults or campus ministry without hearing the question “how do we keep our young adults in the church?”
People sometimes talk about how universities are hostile places for Christians and how they lead people away from faith. Yet, I think this idea of universities being anti-Christian is too simplistic...
A recent article notes that depression is common on university campuses. The sub-title is that graduate students are more at risk.
Are CRC campus ministers mostly folks who stand in the gap between high school faith and adult faith for Christian students, encouraging them to articulate a coherent world and life view?
Here is a great article by Shiao Chong, campus minister at York University on how to grow your faith while on a secular campus.