I read this article over the weekend, and thought it had some good thoughts for those working with emerging adults. The author, Arliss served as Baptist Campus Minister at Arkansas State University for 32 years. He now serves as Leadership Development Consultant for the Collegiate Ministry office at Lifeway Christian Resources.
I spent 41 years doing campus based college ministry. I recently started my second stint as an Interim Church Based College Minister. One of the things I have believed in both positions is that a church based ministry should not look just like a campus based one. There is and should be a difference in the two. I would even go as far as to say that some churches are not doing a church based college ministry, but rather are doing their version of a campus based ministry. The church I serve started the campus based BCM ministry on the local campus many years ago and continues to be one of it’s leading financial supporters. So, we want it to succeed and we do not want to do anything that might harm what it is doing.
We need to come together for the sake of God’s Kingdom!