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Uni ministry is still the future

Read this if you are (a) our mates and long-term supporters, (b) thinking about the future, (c) a student, (d) think Jesus is vaguely interesting.
This is solid gold.  Mikey Lynch http://xnreflections.blogspot.com/ of Crossroads Pressie, http://www.crossroadshobart.org/trac/wiki/About Hobart, is coming on board as campus director of University Fellowship of Christians (AFES).  He’s spending the rest of this year preparing and strategising.
This is parachurch, uni ministry gold — we’ll be following closely!
Forget church planting.
Uni ministry is still the future.
Here’s some of the vital stuff Mikey’s talking about (my words):
Getting serious about being a campus mission taskforce (not playing de facto church)
Building the next generation of Christian leaders with an eye to world mission
Having an outward focus (not being a club for Christians)
Building young men and women (not prolonging adolescence)
Looklooklook at their concrete stuff. http://utasufc.blogspot.com/2009/04/strategic-plan.html

Read this especially if you are (a) our mates and long-term supporters, (b) thinking about the future, (c) a student, (d) think Jesus is vaguely interesting.

This is solid gold.  Mikey Lynch of Crossroads Pressie, Hobart, is coming on board as campus director of University Fellowship of Christians at Uni of Tasmania.  He’s spending the rest of this year dreaming and scheming.  It’s parachurch, uni ministry gold — we’ll be following closely!

Forget church planting.

Uni ministry is still the future.

Here’s some of the vital stuff he’s talking about:

  • Being a campus mission taskforce  (not playing de facto church)
  • Building the next generation of Christian leaders with an eye to world mission
  • Having an outward focus  (not being a club for Christians)
  • Building young men and women  (not prolonging adolescence)

And looklooklook at their plans.

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Arthur Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.

5 replies

  1. As for the main points there, I reckon I’d like to see regular churches being more of a mission taskforce, having more outward focus, building maturity, and building the next generation of leaders (for here and elsewhere).

    Having had a quick look at the site it is gold, although the numbers of hoped-for convernsions, trainees, attendance etc seem a little unnecessary. Do everything you can for more conversions, people training for leadership, attendance etc and leave the numerical result to God (and I like my numbers).

  2. Looks good, but, as noted above, the KPIs seem a little unnecessary – we are in the business of growing a community, not a corporation….

  3. Thanks for the link guys!

    KPIs are funny things. I use them becaus they give direction and a means of evaluation, not out of presumption.

    The advantage of plucking out a number of conversions is that it puts actual souls into the planning document. Actual people. Vaguer words like ‘many’ simply doesn’t have that same concreteness.

  4. Yep, KPIs and ‘targets’ are purely to give shape to a ministry — and uni ministries need to be far more specific and limited than the local church. Uni ministries have particular rhythms (eg the community changes shape at least every 3 years). A specific vision and KPIs stop things from getting muddled.

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