I’m really excited to finally roll out to you a project I’ve been working on for some time: My brand new eBook on The Future of College Ministry!
This book has been a labor of love. It’s a subject I care deeply about. Not only that, but in my travels and conversations with people in our field across North America, I know its something not far from many of your minds as well.
There’s so much to say on this issue that I probably could have tried to turn The Future of College Ministry in to another full-length book. But I’ve kept it brief, and I kept it free, because I want as many people to read it as possible. It’s just that important.
I’ve said many times that I believe college ministry is the most strategic mission field in the world. And if I believe that fundamental aspects of that mission are already changing–which I emphatically do–then it’s even more strategic for us to know what’s coming and how to prepare for it! That’s why I wrote The Future of College Ministry.
People who work with the future–as college ministers do–should be most ready and willing to adapt to the future. That’s what this book will help you do.
Without becoming overly apocalyptic or doom-and-gloom, The Future of College Ministry walks through coming changes to the world of higher education, and what that will mean for ministry. I examine coming cultural changes that will change the way we do ministry. And finally I look at how ministry itself needs to change. These are important conversations to have–from the highest levels of church, organizational, and denominational levels, to the trenches on our campuses.
I’ve sought to write this with an appropriate sense of urgency, but also hopeful. It’s about 10,000 words of analysis and advice, conceptual frameworks and practical takeaways, to help shape your ministry.
It’s that time of year where many of us step back from working in the ministry to work on the ministry. We analyze, take stock, and begin tweaking or even make some wholesale changes. The Future of College Ministry is written to help shape the conversation around your end-of-year review. So it’s timely. But its also a super-important conversation for us to be having, regardless of the time of year.
So if you haven’t clicked out yet, do it now. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it after you give it a read and start implementing the ideas in your ministry context.