Imagine What’s NEXT: Nov. 9-11, 2012 St. Louis, MO

Imagine What’s NEXT is a new collegiate student event that will challenge and inspire United Methodist college students to consider and plan the next faithful steps for their vocations, their communities, the church, and the world.


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.

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.

Refresh Photos Day 3 (final day)

here is a link to photos from the last day of an amazing event–Refresh 2011: for Facebook photos click here!

Photos: Day 2 of Exploration (w/ 2 Bishops)

DAY 2 of Exploration was SUPER exciting and filled with worship, prayer, small groups, food, and other adventures! Click here to see photos of DAY 2 in St. Louis, MO.

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.”

Day 1 Recap & Photos

So, Day 1 of Prepare 2011: A New Chaplain & Campus Minister Training has come to a close. 46 Chaplains & Campus Ministers have come from across the US to Nashville, TN to join in with mentors & staff to learn, collaborate, plan, and build relationships with other ministers who work with college and university … Continue reading

Welcome to UM Collegiate Ministry’s blog!

We hope that this blog will be a real and tangible way for Chaplains, Campus Ministers, and others who work with college students to be able to interact, learn, connect, and collaborate with other collegiate ministry professionals. More info can be found at