Student Leadership

An Old Source with a New Application OR Share if you Dare!!

Years ago, J. David Stone co-edited a book entitled, “Catching The Rainbow.”  Long out of print, the focus of Stone’s work was a concept of leadership for youth ministry.  Leaving youth ministry to do campus ministry, I discovered something very…

Dorothy’s Way

Leadership Secrets From the Wizard of Oz By Dr. Tim Elmore One of my favorite memories growing up as a kid was watching the movie, “The Wizard of Oz” on TV. It came on every year. We would pop popcorn…

Leadership and Decision Making

By Dr. Tim Elmore “Another year has gone by, and we still haven’t changed anything around here. Sometimes, I get the feeling this campus will never change the way it does things.” You could hear the disillusionment in his words.…

The Involvement Parabola

By Brad Humphrey Most endeavors have a point in which they have their maximum effectiveness. Most endeavors will also have a limited life span.  The chart of such an endeavor is usually a parabolic curve.   Financial advisors recognize this when…

A Resource to Develop Student Leaders

What resources would you recommend to help develop student leaders… …especially if you haven’t had any student leaders and want to begin to select and shape a handful of students for leadership in your campus ministry? A great question from…

Student Leadership Development: Why Your Board is Important

What does fundraising and board development have to do with student leadership development? Many of us say we highly value student leadership development (and within that I would also include discipleship), but we spend the majority of our ministry dollars on stuff that has…

Undercurrents: Students Reach Students

Through a series of brief, blog-like articles, I want to highlight a few guiding principles of student leadership development. At least in my mind, these are some of the whys behind the whats, principles providing foundation for practice. Call these…

Resources for Small Groups

Rob Matchett – Small Group Pastor for Grace Fellowship in Katy, TX – shared an on-line resource for small groups called smallgroups.com.  Rob oversees the 150+ small groups at Grace and has begun using this resource to train and equip his…

Student Leadership

Welcome to the up-and-down, wonderful, crazy-making, creative, exasperating, amazing, maddening, strategic world of student leadership development. Perhaps the most enduring aspect of what we do in campus ministry, developing student leaders is more about followship than leadership and character more…

Project Transformation

Interview with Eric Lindh, Executive Director for Project Transformation. Project Transformation Sites: Dallas, TX Kansas City Oklahoma City and Tulsa