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  • High school grads stay in church through new outreach

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter
    AUSTIN, Texas (BP) -- Students can remain engaged in discipleship and evangelism when moving from high school to college in a new outreach targeting pastors, parents, churches, ministries and teenagers alike.

    Campus Ministry Link (CML), the new outreach of Austin, Texas-based Campus Renewal Ministries, seeks to reverse a Gospel-engagement decline of 70 percent among high school graduates leaving home, CML Director of Partnerships John Decker told Baptist Press.

    "The stakes are really high," Decker said. "It's the largest transition they (students) will ever go through." CML connects students with ministries on any college campus in the U.S. Read More

  • Rural church's student ministry called 'a God thing'

    by Dan Steinbeck/Missouri Pathway, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (one year ago)

    LICKING, Mo. (BP) -- The numbers don't add up, humanly speaking. Rock Springs Baptist Church averages 120 in Sunday services. Yet they run about 180 in student ministry on Wednesdays.

    "It's a God thing. It has nothing to do with me," pastor John Jordan said. "I'm just blessed to come in at the onset of this." Read More

  • MEMORIAL DAY: Those who became soldiers

    by Jake McCandless, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    Jake McCandless, reflecting back on his days in youth ministry, ponders whether he adequately prepared students who subsequently served in Iraq and Afghanistan or who would face other rigors of life that loomed ahead. Read More

  • Students & a lifetime of global engagement

    by Stefani Varner , posted Monday, April 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    As the church works to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples of all nations, Christian leaders must ensure that mobilizing students is a major part of that plan. Read More

  • T-shirt quilt: 'flood of wonderful memories'

    by Scott Barkley/Georgia's Christian Index, posted Monday, March 27, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of Christian Index, Georgia.
    JACKSON, Ga. (BP) -- When ministers move to other positions, they never forget where they've been and the relationships built. Even without tangible items to hold and touch, those experiences stay with them.

    But the students at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Ga., didn't want to take any chances with now-former student minister Daniel Peavy. So they presented a quilt out of nine years' worth of T-shirts from retreats, camps, Vacation Bible Schools, and any other reason youth groups make a shirt. Read More

  • Couple with 'no training' reaches international students

    by Lisa Falknor/Arkansas Baptist News , posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    JONESBORO, Ark. (BP) -- He remembers thinking they did not have much time. Most Japanese exchange students attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro stay at least a year; but this girl would be here a short six months.

    Ross Burton and his wife Jane hoped for time enough to use their everyday life in America as an inroad to share the Gospel. It worked. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Loving the misfits

    by Jonathon Duke, posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Identifying and ministering to those on the fringe of society is paramount for student ministers, Jonathon Duke writes. Through compassionate outreach, the Atlanta-area student minister writes, "we can see more and more of them becoming the catalysts that cause the rest of the crowd to praise God for what He is doing." Read More

  • Students, churches set aside Oct. 15 to 'Engage 24'

    by Tobin Perry, posted Thursday, October 01, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NAMB file photo by Susan Whitley
    FREDERICKSBURG, VA (BP) -- As a student pastor at Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Va., Doug Adams realizes how important it is to involve college students in personal evangelism -- and how tough it can be.

    To help overcome the inherent struggles in getting students to share the Gospel, Adams has turned to a familiar friend of student ministry -- peer support. By participating in a nationwide ... Read More

  • See You at the Pole marks 24 years

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, September 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An estimated 3 million or more elementary through college Christian students gathered at flagpoles on campuses across the United States and many foreign countries Wednesday (Sept. 24) to pray for moral and spiritual awakening for their schools and communities.

    "See You at the Pole" marked its 24th year. The global prayer meeting was held on campuses preferably at 7 a.m. local time. Last year event organizers added Global Week of Student Prayer to the event, set this year Sept. 21-27, to accommodate schools closed or engaged in other events on the 24th. Read More