Staff Development

Building a Campus Ministry Mission Staff

One of the greatest challenges facing every campus minister is that of building a ministry staff.  A foundational truth of ministry is that transformation most often occurs in small groups and/or though one on one discipleship.   Uplifting services are great…

Investing In Our Leaders

If you were to ask most any campus minister what one thing they need more of, most would say money. Specifically, money for better facilities and more staff. But the reality is large funding increases are probably not coming soon.…

Motivating Campus Ministry Interns

BY: BOB BECKWITH Campus ministry interns are typically young, energetic, passionate and idealistic. Unfortunately, they are also volunteer. In August, when everything is new and exciting, motivation is rarely an issue. By February, however the newness has worn off, the…

A Foundation For Future Ministers

BY: BOB BECKWITH One of the realities of campus ministry is that many of our ministry staff are just out of college/seminary and are in their first full time, long-term ministry position. The first ministry experience is vital part of…

Staving Off Staff Division

Staving Off Staff Division BY: BOB BECKWITH A ministry colleague once shared with me how his small group based campus ministry, one that involved about 300 students/week, imploded almost overnight as a consequence of a division that worked its way…

Staff Development

Student Leaders: Resetting our Focus From a staff perspective, student leaders are at the heart of a college ministry. None of us has the financial resources to build a full-time paid staff that can meet the demands of both the…