Gungor to play at NEXT

Gungor: “The live shows aren’t simply the places that we market the songs that we previously recorded; they are the places of connection from the music to real human faces, joy and pain. It is abstraction moving to connection.”

VIDEO: UMCollegiate at General Conference

a few quick updates from UM Collegiate Ministers abt the role of college students and young adults at General Conference 2012. Thanks to Revs. Rob Rynders, Theon Johnson III, Eduardo Bousson, Alissa Bertsch Johnson, and David Goolsby.

Collegiate Ministry in the Ukraine: student testimony

a student testimony from United Methodist Collegiate Ministry in the Ukraine (submitted by intern Nick Haigler)

Video: A New Day is Dawning

A video sharing our vision of UM Collegiate Ministry!

Students: Need Summer Plans? Teach English in Vietnam!

By providing a way to send students who are active in their collegiate ministries and willing to teach their native language, The United Methodist Church is able to extend its collegiate ministries globally, while helping Vietnamese students develop their English language skills.

VIDEO: Vance Rains on Leadership & Reading

Vance Rains, Director of the Florida State Wesley Foundation (fsuwesley.com ) speaking briefly on the importance of Reading & Leadership for Chaplains and Campus Ministers. There’s also mention of Harry Potter & the ‘Genius Hour.’

New Campus Ministry: Detroit, MI

Josh felt called to keep serving the city during his final year at Wayne State University. So, with a grant Josh and a cohort of his friends set out to re-start a United Methodist sponsored campus ministry at WSU after a 10-year absence….

Day 3 Photos of Exploration

The Final Day of Exploration 2011 was a great day! In our closing worship together we took part in Holy Communion w/ Bishop Schnase presiding over the meal and were sent forth into the world by a message from Rev. Shalom Agtarap whose personal story reminded us that “in the end there IS beginning!“ Click … Continue reading

Photos from Day 1 of Exploration

Today was an exciting day of arriving, greeting, and gathering. It was a great time of worship and fellowship together as around 700 United Methodists from across the nation convened at the Millennium Hotel in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Rev. Adam Hamilton was the speaker for worship and we were led in song and music … Continue reading

“Identifying Your Mission Field” w/ Creighton Alexander

Creighton on knowing your context: “[chaplains and campus ministers] have to become cultural anthropologists and social anthropologists on your campus. You have to find the things that make it tick–it is a unique environment like no other college.”