Mar 02, 2017


Episode 141: Hitchhikers Conference

An Unrivaled Opportunity To Learn, Connect, and Grow

Today, Chase Abner, Rahul Agarwal, and Gus Hernandez join us to share their experience with the Hitchhikers conference and how they could help your ministry by attending or hosting.

Chase Abner // Collegiate Evangelism Strategist Illinois Baptist Convention // @chaseabner

Rahul Agarwal // University of South Florida Baptist Collegiate Ministries //@takethebrownpil

Gus Hernandez // Spiritual Formations Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church //@GusHernandezJr

Notable Points:

  • What is a hitchiker Weekend?
    • Leaders come into a college ministry and get to see from the inside how their ministry model works.
    • Allows you to learn about discipleship and take methods their back to your campus.
    • Involves talks from the staff and others about the ministry.
    • Hitchhikers is free!
  • Why come to Hitchhikers?
    • Peer to peer feedback is vital.
    • Networking is an important part of the conference.
    • It gives you a chance to see a different ministry in practice.
  • Should you host a hitchhikers.
    • Hosting a Hitchhiker’s does not mean your ministry is perfect.
    • It allows you to get important feedback from other pastors.

Links We Talked About

Hitchhikers Salt Company

Hitchhikers Resonate

Replicate Ministries Team Training

Recommended Books

Growing Up

Planting Missional Churches

Connect with us:

Twitter: @CollegiateColl

Facebook: Collegiate Collective


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about the author

Brian Frye

Brian serves as the collegiate evangelism strategist with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.  He leads the Ohio Collegiate Ministries team, which consists of collegiate ministries and collegiate church plants on 13 college and university campuses around Ohio.  In 2013, Brian joined the NAMB Collegiate team as national collegiate strategist. A graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.), he loves to think, read, lead, learn, strategize and develop people into followers of Christ. Brian and his wife of 13 years, Heidi, along with their three sons, live in Delaware, Ohio, where they love to eat ice cream, play Wii, ride bikes, talk about God, make Facebook videos and laugh really hard.

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Chase Abner

Chase is the Lead Church Planting Catalyst in Iowa with the North American Mission Board and music geek.

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Gus Hernandez

Gus Hernandez, Jr. currently serves as the College Pastor at Christ Fellowship Miami and FIU BCM. Before working at CF Miami and FIU BCM, he served as the College Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. He has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Temple Baptist Seminary. Passionate about disciplemaking

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Rahul Agarwal

Rahul is the Director of the Tampa Area Baptist Collegiate Ministries. He is the husband to Annie and father to four. Rahul is a tech junkie, dreamer, gamer, visionary, futurist, developer, and food lover.