Here are a few of the resources which are available to help church leaders as they project and implement a ministry for and with college students and youth who will soon be college-bound. As you identify resources which have been helpful to you, please let Rick Trexler know about them and he will add them to this list.
"BCM Summer Missions 2007" - 13 Minutes
More than 200 students from colleges and universities across NC minister around the world. Ministry sites include places of service in Africa, Sri Lanka, Puerto Rico, Vermont, St Louis, Montana, Caswell, Caraway, Mundo Vista, BeDoTell Team, Baptist Children's Homes of NC, Youth Corps, and many more.
"BCM Summer Missions 2006" - 15 Minutes
View the multiply ministries of over 200 students from colleges and universities across NC as they minister around the world. Ministry sites include places of service in Africa, Sri Lanka, Canada, New York, St Louis, Montana, Caswell, Caraway, Mundo Vista, BeDoTell Team, Youth Corps, Baptist Children's Homes of NC and many more.
"BCM Student Blessing Break" - 7 Minutes
NC BCM students assist NC Baptist Men to rebuild and strengthen persons in need following Hurricane Katrina. Spring Break Mission Trips during March, 2006
Developing Faith in Young Adults - Effective Ministry with 18-35 Year Olds, Robert T. Gribbon, The Alban Institute, 1991.
Students, Churches and Higher Education: Congregational Ministry in a Learning Society, Robert T. Gribbon, United Ministries in Higher Education, 7407 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28217, $5.00, 1996.
Developing A Ministry With College Students: A Guide for Churches, by Joe Clontz, Revised 1999. For more information contact Rick Trexler, Baptist State Convention of N. C., PO Box 1107,Cary, NC 27511-1107.
Starting a Baptist Student Union: A Guide for Churches, Associations and Individuals, by Joe Clontz, Revised 1999. For more information contact Rick Trexler, Baptist State Convention of N. C., PO Box 1107,Cary, NC 27511-1107.
CrossOver: Transition from High School to College, a free packet for churches. Contact Rick Trexler, Baptist State Convention of NC, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512-1107
Three Hours: Church Ministry with Students, published by National Collegiate Ministries, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN., 1996. Call Art Herron at 615-251-2773 for copies.
Where the River Flows, Scott Walker, Word Publishing, 1986.
Growing Faith, Bruce Powers, Broadman Press, 1982.
Campus Ministry - The Church Beyond Itself, Donald G. Shockley, The Westminster/John Knox Press, 1989.
Ministering to Students Through the Church, Compiled by Art Herron, Convention Press.
Nine Shaping Principles of an Effective Collegiate Ministry, Arliss Dickerson, 1991.
EXTENSIONS is an undated adult teaching/learning resource published by Smyth & Helwys which is Bible-based and organized by topic. Special helps are included for teachers of college-age persons. Smyth & Helwys Publishing Company, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, GA 31207 or call 1-800-747-3016.
National Collegiate Ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources offers a variety of resources which address students at many different levels in their spiritual pilgrimages. National Collegiate Ministry, LifeWay Christian Resources, 127 Ninth Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37234 - (615) 251-2777.
DISCIPLE STUDENT encourages Christian growth for students and enables students and their leaders to identify the appropriate level with which to begin. It is in a notebook format with resources to be duplicated as needed. The Department of Student Work, Georgia Baptist Convention, 2930 Flowers Road, South, Atlanta, GA. 30341, or call 404-455-0404. Cost is $28.50.
"28 Cool Ways to Share Your Faith" - A brochure filled with twenty-eight simple ideas to be a faithful witness on the college or university campus.
"31 Points of Connection" - Ideas to help your church reach the international student population on our college and university campuses.