EP 037: Marching Off the Map - Part II with Andrew McPeak



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Andrew married his wife Anna and graduated from Bryan College in 2011. Working with non-profits for more than 5 years, Andrew’s experiences have led him to become well versed in communicating to and about the next generations. He has developed multiple conference presentations, curricula, and articles to serve a variety of organizations. Andrew serves as Program Excellence Manager as well as a writer and content developer for Growing Leaders.

EP 036: Marching Off the Map - Part I with Andrew McPeak



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Andrew married his wife Anna and graduated from Bryan College in 2011. Working with non-profits for more than 5 years, Andrew’s experiences have led him to become well versed in communicating to and about the next generations. He has developed multiple conference presentations, curricula, and articles to serve a variety of organizations. Andrew serves as Program Excellence Manager as well as a writer and content developer for Growing Leaders.

EP 035: Benefits of a Good Fall Retreat


Resource of the Week:

Out of Solitude - Henri Nouwen


Episode Takeaways:

  1. A good retreat can have a microwave effect on new relationships.
    • Love and laughter plow hard hearts
  2. A good retreat can provide an introduction to the broader fellowship and it’s KINGDOM convictions. 
  3. A good retreat can have a reinvigorating effect on your staff and student leaders.
  4.  A good retreat will create altar moments of spiritual transformation. 
    • A Change of PACE + A Change of PLACE = God making  a change in you

 

EP 034: 10 Commandments of a Good Large Group - Part I



Episode Takeaways:

1. Thou Shalt love thy visitors.

  • People decide in the first few minutes of walking in the door whether or not they will come back.
  • Employ your extroverts
  • Consider empowering and designating small groups to be in charge of greeting on a given night. 

2. Thou Shalt Set-Up New Songs

  • Why is the song worth singing? What does it mean? What scriptural truth does it convey?

3. Thou Shalt Be Joyful

  • Developing a culture of joy and celebration is an intentional effort. 

4. Thou Shalt Not Meet In Too Large Of A Space

  • Meeting in a space that is not the right size can have significant effects on the atmosphere and tone of your meeting. 

5. Thou Shalt Not Make Awkward comments about stalking or money.

  • Consider what the visitor or unbeliever hears when you're talking about follow up and worship through giving.
  • Don't make an act of worship sound like an act of confiscation. 
     

EP 033: A New Fall Semester In Light Of Charlottesville


Resource of the Week:

 Pink Elephant Sermon on Race at UVA Chi Alpha - 

http://podcast.xaatuva.com/e/pink-elephant-race/


Episode Takeaways:

3 Student Needs

  1. To be welcomed.
  2. To have a clear sense of belonging.
  3. To have confidence that the leadership of the ministry would stand with them.

3 Pastoral Responsibilities

  1. Speak of the issue.
  2. Show gospel as relevant and proclaim Jesus as Lord.
  3. Lead student in prayer and have students pray together.

EP 032: Fired Up for Fall: A Leadership Pep Talk

 


Episode Takeaways:

  1. Restate the mission and cast the vision again.

  2. Student leader testimonies. 

    Why are you here? Where did you connect? RE-TELL those stories.

  3. Remind them of your methods

  4. Stress the NEED and WORTHINESS of sacrifice.

  5. Share the calendar, delegate responsibility. 

  6. Cover the semester in prayer
     

 

EP 031: 11 Fun Ways to Meet New Students

 

Resource of the Week:

CollegiateCollective.com


 

Download Wheel of Dorm Misfortune Files Below:

 

Episode Takeaways:

1. Help Students Feel At Home By Giving Them a Taste Of Home

2. Burn, Baby Burn: Start a fire and cook stuff

3. The Wheel Of Dorm Misfortune

4. Grill and Chill
Set up in a high traffic area and have a huge blowout event

5. Pick-up sports at the Freshmen Dorms

6. Guerilla Warfare Partying
Meet students at all kinds of events, get numbers and invite them to whatever you/the ministry are doing next. Have your students throw smaller parties all over the campus where they invite the contacts they are having. 

7. Glow In The Dark Ultimate Frisbee
- Regular things are somehow more fun in the dark

8. Pop-Corn Pop-In
For the residence halls that have your students living in them,  buddy up accordingly and hand out microwave popcorn with an information card attached.

 9. Late Night Cereal Bar
- Set up a cereal bar in a freshman/sophomore area of campus

10. Something for the Church Kids
 - "Once-a-year on-campus Sunday morning worship service. It mostly appeals to churched students who are shellshocked by orientation week. From there on out, tell them we do midweek on-campus worship services an have carpools to nearby churches they are welcome to participate in. At the end of every year year I can go back and find photos of almost all of our new life group leaders at this event." - Glen Davis, Stanford Chi Alpha
- One benefit you may see is increased diversity. At least at Stanford students from non-white and non-Asian backgrounds often don't have a mental category for campus ministries. But they understand church. It's been a neat bridge for us.

11. Springboard Off Of University Events