Category: Leadership

A New Adventure for the Reynolds Family

When I showed up at Arkansas Tech University as a freshman in 2001 I had no idea how campus ministry was going to impact my life. I found my faith in college. I also discovered a calling to ministry during my college years. In recent years, I’ve written about the incredible need for reaching college students. I even released an… Read more →

5 Important Things New Ministers Need to Know

Several weeks ago, Jim Martin asked me an interesting question. He asked me to write five things new ministers need to know. I want to share what I told him. I was prepared well for ministry. I had close friends and mentors to lean on. I did a ministry apprenticeship before leading a ministry. I even had graduate level education… Read more →

One Thing I’m Incredibly Thankful For

There are many things I’m thankful for. I won’t try to list them all. But, there’s one thing I’m incredibly thankful for that I don’t often stop to reflect on. I love being around other leaders. God has blessed me with many friends in ministry that I admire and respect. I’m incredibly thankful for these relationships. I’ve been reflecting on… Read more →

One Thing You Can’t Forget When Making Disciples

This year is off to a frenetic start. My schedule feels packed every day. I can’t wait to share my new eBook with you! But, getting it ready to launch has kept me maxed out. Through the process, I’ve been reminded of something important. It’s frustrating when you have a heart to make disciples but too many things are vying… Read more →

One Sure Sign Your Church Isn’t Ready to Reach College Students

My goal for this blog is to help you maximize your disciple-making impact. One way you can do that is by focusing your ministry efforts on the university campus. There’s no context with more potential for high impact and transformation. In all honesty, college campuses present unique challenges… They’re often the most progressive pockets of culture within the broader U.S.… Read more →

One Big Takeaway from the 2016 Election

I know what you’re thinking: “Not another article about the election!” My Facebook news feed has been full of them. I’ll relieve you now. This isn’t a political article. It’s an article about being a missionary. I’ve written before that the church needs to shift the way it thinks in order to thrive in the 21st Century. We need to… Read more →

3 Reasons College Students Walk Away from Faith

This is a guest post by Corey Harrison, one of the apprentices in the campus ministry I lead. “I’m not a Christian anymore.” For many in today’s church, these are more than just words. They conjure up painful memories, faces and names of people who once held vibrant faiths, but who now want little or nothing to do with church. … Read more →

5 Requests for the Sake of College Ministers Everywhere

This is a guest post by Chase Abner. Chase is the associate director of The Salt Company, a campus ministry at Iowa State University. Chase also is an editor for Collegiate Collective. “One thing about which fish know exactly nothing is water, since they have no anti-environment which would enable them to perceive the element they live in.” — Marshall McLuhan… Read more →

The Way We Think About Church Leadership is Incomplete

My guess is that you’re looking to maximize your disciple making impact on the world. Some of you have even told me that. For the church to maximize its impact in the 21st century, we need to make an important shift. Steve Cloer recently used three metaphors to describe this shift: a lizard, a sailboat, and a terminal.  Carey Neiuwhof… Read more →

6 Reasons Why College Ministry is Like Church Planting

A few months ago I wrote about a new wrinkle to my current work when I joined the Kairos Church Planting Team on a part time basis. As part of that role I’m going to do some writing for them. This week I published my first article on their site. Click here to read 6 Reasons Why College Ministry is Like Church Planting.… Read more →

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