Jun 30, 2016


Episode 106: Campus Churches in Cities

How to cast vision to reach your city

Today, David joins us to talk about casting a vision for multiple campuses in one area and having a heart for that city. David is the director of a campus ministry called Challenge in San Diego.

David Worcester// Director for Challenge San Diego// @davidworcester

Notable Points:

  • Our goal should be to fill the world and specifically our ministry field with the Gospel.
  • Just filling one room is too small of a vision.  Expand to campuses or community within close driving distances. (3:30-7:50)
    • Do this by doing mission work in the surrounding area of your campus.
      • When you go there God may give you a heart for that area. (5:30)
    • Continue to tell your students your vision for the area to the point that they are sick of your vision. (10:00-12:45)
      • If you want a bigger staff then you should have a bigger vision.
      • Is my vision bigger than my current staff?
      • Don’t put God in a box with your vision, but still use wisdom when expanding
  • Your style of ministry may only reach a certain type of person (13:00-15:00)
    • This may make it easier to reach people on a different campus.

Recommended Books

The Master Plan for Evangelism (Robert Coleman)

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest (Alan Fadling)

Beyond Awkward – Beau Crosetto

Fuel and the Flame – Shadrach

The God Ask – Shadrach

Links we talked about:

Tips for starting a college ministry

Challenge San Diego Home Page


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about the author

David Worcester

David Worcester is the Lead Pastor Compass Church in the San Diego State area. In addition to leading his church he blogs and speaks about college ministry, gospel appointments, and evangelism. David is married to Jessica Worcester whom he fell in love with while doing college ministry together and they have a two sons, Samuel and Joshua. David graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies and received a Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. He enjoys talking ministry with his twin brother Paul Worcester, father John Worcester and two other brothers doing collegiate planting in a closed country.

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