Feb 02, 2017

Lead

Episode 137: Culture Building

6 Steps for Creating a Collegiate Culture


Today, Cody Cline and Drew Stevenson Cody Cline & Drew Stevenson join us to talk about how relationships with students and high expectations can create a culture building leaders.  Building these healthy cultures can help take your ministry to the next level. Cody Cline is currently the Staff Director and Community Pastor at Candeo Church.  Cline is a graduate of Midwestern Theological Seminary and Former Community Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa.   Drew Stevenson served with CRU for three years, worked as Freshman director at Cornerstone at Ames and is currently the Teaching Pastor at Veritas in Iowa City.

Drew Stevenson // Teaching Pastor Veritas  Iowa City, Iowa  // @DrewWStevenson

Cody Cline// Staff Director and Community Pastor at Candeo Church // ccline@cornerstonelife.com

Notable Points:

  • 6 Steps to creating collegiate ministry culture
    • When you raise the bar you attract leaders.
      • Don’t limit your students by thinking they will only do little things for your ministry.
    • Believe that the best things are still coming.
      • Believe that the next generation has the ability to take the Church farther than we have.
        • Give them opportunities to lead and lead bigger things.
        • Leadership is learned through mistakes and experience
    • Ministry is about relationship.
      • Don’t view discipleship as a download of knowledge, but doing life together.
      • We don’t want to just manage people’s lives, but live together.
      • Don’t make it a competition of who is discipling who.
    • Pray for growth from the ground up.
      • Your students and not you should be the ones who are growing the church through personal ministry.
      • Go better than bigger.
        • When the students own the ministry it will be better.
    • Identify leaders and empower them to reach peers.
      • Eventually we will grow old and not have the impact that we used to have going onto campus and sharing with students.
        • The best people to reach students is with other students.
        • Spend your time with your leaders.  They will have a larger impact than you can.
        • Produces culture building disciples.
    • Get serious about support raising.
      • This allows you to expand staff and not put a burden on your church financially.
      • People want to give to vision not to needs.

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about the author

Cody Cline


Cody Cline is currently the Staff Director and Community Pastor at Candeo Church. Cline is a graduate of Midwestern Theological Seminary and Former Community Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa.

about the author

Drew Stevenson


Drew Stevenson served with CRU for three years, worked as Freshman director at Cornerstone at Ames and is currently the Teaching Pastor at Veritas in Iowa City