Recruiting Adult Leaders

Brian Owen Adults play an important role in your ministry (or at least they should). The best way to reproduce yourself is through leaders. So what is the secret formula to recruitment? Well there isn’t one, but here are some ways that have worked and how other guys/gals are doing it. 1. Look around at those close […]

Top 3 Ways To Assess Your Current Semester

Brian Owen How do you assess how your ministry is currently doing? For many the semester has been in session for a little over a month. As the semester progresses we get caught up sermon prepping, doing one-on-one, and planning outreach events that we forget to assess how we are doing. I don’t think this needs to […]

Learning How & What to ‘Sacrifice’ in 2015

I’ve overheard the same conversation in a local coffee shop, on T.V., and between friends. The New Year is dawning, and before the sun peaks over the 2015 horizon, we must make resolutions. Lord forbid, we miss out. New Year’s resolutions are those determined affirmations we’re planning to attach ourselves to – even if they last […]

How to create a sustainable ministry

Josh Quade One pattern that I see often in college ministries is the continual rise and fall of attendance over time. It seems like there are seasons of tremendous growth and expansion followed by seasons of slimming and frustratingly smaller numbers. I want to point out that, first of all, “attendance” or “numbers” are usually […]

How (Not) To Be In Community

Michael McEwen “Only in the fellowship do we learn to be rightly alone and only in aloneness do we learn to live rightly in the fellowship.” This quote is extracted from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s, Life Together. He wants us to understand the healthy tension between individuality and community. In fact, talking about individuality, he says, “You […]