Welcome to Collegiate Collective
Inspired by a roundtable conversation among a few friends and college ministers sharing campus ministry ideas, Collegiate Collective was born as a way to reinvent the way that leaders in college ministry connect to and share ideas for reaching students with the gospel. The vision is two-fold: 1) To create a collection of best-practices and put high-impact ideas and resources in the hands of high-capacity leaders. 2) To enable anyone and everyone who is engaged in ministering to college students to have a place to get answers to their burning ministry questions directly from other leaders in the field. At Collegiate Collective, everyone is invited into the conversation.
What is Collegiate Collective?
Collegiate Collective is working to elevate and advance the gospel on all college campuses globally by equipping, resourcing, and networking the leaders who are engaged in or interested in reaching students.
It is a one-stop-shop for all things related to college ministry. Whenever the question is asked, “How do I do ________ in my college ministry?” the Collective will be there with an answer.
What makes Collegiate Collective different?
The concept is simple. This is not another website where you will find one person, or a small group’s, repeated opinions and musings. Using an extensive network of experienced and innovative collegiate ministry leaders, the Collective does not seek to be one authoritative voice, but rather a platform for many proven voices. As the network continues to grow through connectivity on the site, so will the number of contributors to the pool of knowledge and resources.
The goal of Collegiate Collective is to provide practical information for the practicing ministry leader. We want to focus less on the philosophical side of ministry, and more on the nuts-and-bolts. At times we must all learn from the school of hard-knocks, but by gathering stories, tips, and strategies from the best leaders in the field, and sharing those broadly, we hope to minimize the bumps, and maximize ministry impact for all.
Collegiate Collective recognizes that the world of college ministry is fast-paced and ever changing. There is always need to get ideas and resources to leaders efficiently and regularly. That is why you can expect multiple pieces of fresh content every single week, in a variety of convenient formats, not to mention a searchable library of archived content – making the Collective a veritable encyclopedia of college ministry.
WHO IS THE COLLEGIATE COLLECTIVE?
The Collegiate Collective is a group of leaders with a vision to see students following Jesus on every college campus, and ministers who are fully equipped and empowered to make disciples in their context.
They work diligently to secure new content contributors to the site. They seek out the best practices currently in use, identify innovators and influencers, and bring all those ideas to the table for everyone to access, adapt, and implement.
Chase AbnerCollegiate Evangelism Strategist, Illinois Baptist State Association
Rahul AgarwalDirector, Tampa Area Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Lance CrowellDirector of Discipleship Ministries and Online Training, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Paul WorcesterDirector of Christian Challenge at Chico State, Author of ebook Tips for Starting a College Ministry
Brian FryeNational Collegiate Strategist, North American Mission Board
Chad LoganPastor of Multisite Ministry, Cross Pointe Church, Duluth GA
Stephen LutzPastor with Calvary Church, State College, PA, Author of College Ministry in a Post Christian Culture and King of the Campus
Kevin StacyCollegiate Projects Specialist, North American Mission Board
Mark WhittNational Collegiate Ministry Leader, Collegiate/Young Adult Specialist, Lifeway Christian Resources
Tim CasteelCRU, University of Arkansas