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Resources in Spiritual formation
None of us has ever practiced ministry (or anything else) in a pandemic. And, none of us had much time to prepare for practicing ministry in a pandemic. Start with grace, positive spiritual practices, creative care/self-care and resource suggestions to help you find more.
UKirk stands for “university church.” (Kirk is the Scottish word for church.) Some UKirks are campus ministries out of a single congregation, while others are supported by their Presbytery. Some are 501©3s that have been around for decades, while others are recent start-ups that involve part-time leadership. This resource contains things to consider when starting… Read more »
The ultimate question you will be seeking to answer is: “Are we a church that reaches, loves and teaches college students so that they may be life long followers of Jesus Christ?” The intention of this congregational readiness assessment survey is to provide you with a rational approach to answer that question in part by… Read more »
Campus ministers are called to affirm the whole person, so what is our role as those who minister to students during college years who find themselves struggling with mental health issues? Because most ministers serving in higher education are not licensed therapists, what can a campus minister or other staff person do when confronted with… Read more »
UKirk Campus Ministries vary in governance structure from congregation-based ministries to independent 501©3 organizations, with many variations in-between.This Quicksheet offers a variety of reflections on ways to recruit, equip and empower a board of directors to support and sustain successful campus ministry.
Many UKirk collegiate ministries are also worshipping communities and whether that takes place weekly or monthly, the way you shape your worship life also shapes the way the community is bound together. This resource is designed to provide some reflections on worshipping as a campus ministry and to offer some ideas for how to create… Read more »
Social media is a great way to tell the many stories of life and of your campus ministry. This Quicksheet aims to help you and your campus ministry better understand and better utilize different social media platforms.
The transition from high school to college is a big one. This Quicksheet provides some helpful guidelines to help navigate it – both for youth workers & campus ministers.
How do you know what your values are? This 5-week series includes an introduction to values, practices and Colossians and then examines 2 values each week.
Being a campus minister means you are often a “first responder” when students’ struggles with mental health become overwhelming. We hope this resource helps you feel more confident in what you have to offer when helping your students access the care they need.