As I wrap up this series of blog posts, I want to say as clearly as I can that you shouldn't be expected to know how to begin a new campus ministry or transform an existing one. It's a specialized ministry and you and other leaders at your church most likely need high quality, specialized training fto do so.
But with the right training and a willingness to be invested long-term, most churches with an area college or university can start and sustain a fruitful campus ministry.
As I noted in an earlier post, three-quarters of college students in the United States are searching for meaning or purpose in life and 80 percent have an interest in spirituality, but most rarely or never attend church services. It's an extraordinary mission field that's waiting to sowed, cultivated, and harvested.
Like many new endeavors, campus ministry requires the development and implementation of a viable plan. It's not complicated, but it doesn't happen accidentally. The right people with the right training need to be in the right places at the right time doing the right things.
I have assisted churches from coast-to-coast. It would be my joy and privilege to help your church, as well. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin to explore the possibilities.