Author: Robert Turner

A New “Tradition”

In discussing how we did collegiate ministry here in Pennsylvania/South Jersey a few years back, a fellow campus minister from another region said, “We don’t do traditional Baptist collegiate ministry in our area.” That got me wondering what he meant. Was he thinking of a BSM building, with offices for paid staff and with meeting space for a weekly lunch gathering, complete with the requisite ping-pong table? If so, I’m not sure where this exists anywhere in the Emerging Regions (ER), and it may be that model is changing even across the South. If that is considered “traditional,” then...

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Beach Reach Report

By Collegiate Intern Sarah Barger CALIFORNIA (PA) – We had a wonderful trip to Beach Reach! 25 of us had the honor and privilege of going to Panama City Beach to provide free van rides and free pancakes to spring breakers. God moved in a mighty way. Several students in our group shared Christ for the first time – what a beautiful testimony! We also saw three salvations through our van ministry – Praise God! We had encounters where people were resistant to our message, but we found over and over that many people who were open to the conversation....

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Sometimes Small Groups Are the Best Groups – A Collegiate Update from Sarah Barger

  Sarah Barger is a collegiate ministry intern with the BRN.  This article is extracted from her latest newsletter.  You can read the entire newsletter here. CALIFORNIA, PA – At freshmen Bible study one evening it was only Chase, Kyle and me. In collegiate ministry, something that I have learned is that you can’t see success in the amount attending. Sometimes the smallest groups have the best discussions and students are more comfortable and engaged in a small group than a large one.  I hope pastors and other ministers around our convention are encouraged by this simple truth. Kyle, a freshmen,...

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A Fire Sparked by Beach Reach

By Kim Carson, Campus Minister at California University of Pennsylvania CALIFORNIA, PA – I met Sarah four years ago during the fall semester of her freshman year. She was a Christian student involved in a lot of activities, but our paths didn’t cross again until a few weeks before the end of the spring semester. Sarah and her friend Amanda came to a couple of New Life meetings and expressed interest in being involved the following school year. Fall 2013 rolled around, and Sarah and Amanda returned. They jumped in with both feet and became part of the core group of...

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