Connect with students
Get contact information for your church’s high school seniors and college-age students to collegiate ministers so they can make those connections.
Adopt a college minister, student or campus
As a church, Sunday school class, small group or family, adopt a college minister, BSM students and maybe the campus. Pray regularly for them and have special services, receptions, or dinners for them. Send “goodie” packages at holidays or during mid-term and finals time.
Include college students in your church
Give college students opportunities to minister as viable church members, including them on mission trips, church-wide outreach efforts and throughout various ministries within the church.
Provide financial support
Provide financial support for a collegiate ministry or consider starting a scholarship fund. Have fun with it, using the activity to draw attention to collegiate needs. Funds can be used to help college students go on mission trips.
Be aware of special needs
Some students are far from home and don’t have the financial means to go visit their families for holidays. A church family can come alongside that student and offer a friendly, loving place to celebrate so he or she won’t have to be alone.
Support your collegiate minister
Support your collegiate ministers – a young, or even mature couple can always use a night out by themselves. Offer to babysit if they have children.