Gary Knighton's Campus Life PodcastMay 12, 2020
Points from a Pandemic
A pandemic? Like who would have thought that you would be leading in the middle of a global health crisis! Like none of sign up to be serving student from our homes while being a stay at home parents and homeschoolers. Not ideal, right?
I feel your pain! But we can get through this. I have a few points that may help you refocus.
Booking Spaces on Campus
Caleb and I share vital background information and insights into booking spaces on campus for worship and other events. In tune, and share if you found it helpful.
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It's okay to not be okay.
Sometimes what you need must as a leader is a break! It can be so hard in ministry to admit that we are not okay and that we need time to heal. So many times we are forced to move forward without ever properly healing. Join in as I combat this false reality.
Keep your door and heart open
Over the last month, several students who had previous interactions with us have resurfaced and have either reached out to get involved with the ministry, or they have already started coming and getting involved.
Out of these experiences, I want to share with you somethings that I have learned.
Trying New Ideas: Discovering new ways to connect.
Listen in as Gary encourages other leaders to move from thought to implementation concerning their ministry ideas. He also talks about a new way he is connecting with students on campus through a familiar medium. This is not an episode you can accord to miss!
Add Value To the Conversation
Far too many times, Christians are invited into secular spaces and failed to contribute meaningfully to the conversation. In this podcast episode, Gary talks about the necessity for Christian leaders to add value to the discussions they are invited to partake in, especially at a university.
In this is episode Gary talks about what it is takes to last in ministry in the Northeast. Of course it is takes obvious things like prayer and financial stability (Connecticut is one of the most expensive places to live and do ministry), but there are some other qualities you have to possess to make it here.
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Club Fair Recap
In this podcast, Pastor Gary and student leader, Beata, recount the thoughts and feelings about this year's Club Fair. Beata also shares a little about her story and her advice for this year's incoming students.
The Fall is about meeting freshmen!
Have you ever wondered what's the best to reach college students? If so this episode will explain why the fall is the best time and what you need to do to be must effective. Join Pastor Gary as talk with Pastor Carl Felton III about freshman outreach.
The Power of Stories
Stories we all have them from our different types of work. However, many of us do not share these stories with others because they just another day in the life of someone in working in your space. This could the very thinking that is keeping from do more. Listen to this episode as we discuss the power of stories.
Summer Orientation Events: Part 1
Summer orientation events are a must if you are serious about reaching the University campus. Tune in for my take on why that they are a must!
Be Vocal - Being Seen is Not Enough!
Sometimes we feel like being seen around campus or the community will get us the influence we need to succeed but that's not enough. At some point we need to move forward, and that next step is getting vocal. In this episode, you will find out what that means and what you need to communicate.
Be Visible - What to do when you get feet on the ground
"Now what?" is the question so many college missionaries have when they finally get on campus! Knowing what to do next is mission critical. In this episode of Campus Life, I address one of the first things you need to do when you finally get on campus.
This content is transferable to any style of campus-based ministry, so even if you're not at a university campus, this information will still prove to be helpful in your context.