Spring Break – Urban Immersion

Last week we hosted almost 30 staff and students from around the Northwest for a spring break urban immersion, Portland style. Many thanks to Chicago Cru for the inspiration. It was a blast. Here’s why we did it: To get students and staff in the city to experience the power, diversity and brokenness of the city. To give [...]

Everystudent.com and Facebook Ad’s report

Recently I ran some ad’s on Facebook for everystudent.com in the Portland area. My purpose was to add an element of broad exposure to our evangelistic efforts and well as test the response. Keep in mind that I’ve set up our ministry email to receive any everystudent.com questions that come from students at schools in [...]

8 reasons why every staff person should have a smart phone

I can’t mandate it, but I can tell you that there is value to having a smart phone on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. Here’s my top 8 reasons why. Facebook – can’t remember that students name? Pull it up quickly on your phone. JotNot – Take a picture of that receipt you need [...]

A new Operating System!

Recently in a Catalyst Podcast Daniel Pink talked about how we ought to respond to the culture millenials are bringing into the workforce. We need to create an environment where gamechangers will flourish! 1) Give them autonomy. Don’t try to control to much. A great example is the practice of allowing them a portion of [...]

Things and stuff of the week

Three things that might be of interest to you all: I loved, loved, LOVED this post by Ryan McReynolds on the Cru Press blog about how we ought to view facebook. Lately I’ve seen a bunch of people give up Facebook. I don’t know the whole circumstances but I do know that God calls us [...]

Superbowl + Ad’s = #Brandbowl

An added element superbowl entertainment for me was following the twitter hashtag #brandbowl and reading vast sweeping judgements of commercials and brands. Biggest losers on twitter…Groupon and Godaddy Biggest winner…Chrysler I liked this commercial. Great story, great thematic elements that draws you in and almost make you believe that Big Car business in back on [...]

New Facebook Groups

Have you checked out the functionality of the recently revamped Facebook Groups? I’ve started using them with various groups of people and so far…me likey. My highlights: Quickly email everyone in the group. Create documents and allow the group to edit the document Group chat with all or part of the group No more confusing [...]

Why I invest in college students?

They are the future leaders of the world. They are the influencers. The potential for kingdom impact is off the charts! Plus they know how to have a good time. Thanks to Justin Wise of BeDeviant.com for the video!

Cru Conference on Facebook = Engagement

An engaging Cru Conference facebook page has been a huge hit…before, during and after the conference. Darren Holland has done a great job at making it an engaging place where conversations are happening. There’s no way to prove this, but I can’t imagine conversations like the one below hurt recruiting. Apparently giving away a free [...]

Keller on how to reach a city

This is powerful stuff for all you city laborers out there. These are Tim Keller’s thoughts from the recent global church leaders conference in Africa on how to churches reach cities. Great thoughts that have implications for our campus ministries, especially about evangelism (9ish minute). He also affirms ministries that are reaching college students…yeah!