Question & Answer

 

2006 OPEN FORUM

  1. After hearing Lynn’s presentation I realize that my ministry is focused on ‘keeping the saved saved’ rather than reaching out. How do I go about changing my mentality? (1:34)
  2. How is my ministry going to look as I make a shift from focusing internally to focusing externally? (13:37)
  3. How would you go about starting a new campus ministry in North Florida or other locations where the ICOC has been active before? (10:06)
  4. When you’re first establishing a campus ministry, aside from all the administrative details, how exactly do you reach the students and get them started in the funnel process? (7:30)
  5. Do you have any suggestions for campus ministry leaders who all have full-time jobs, and whose sponsoring congregation offers limited support? (7:15)
  6. For a ministry that’s just starting out, what are some specific ways you would suggest advertising? (3:21)
  7. One challenge for me as a campus minister is balancing ministry time with family time. What advice can you give me in the way of finding a healthy balance? (4:39)
  8. I was startled to learn that so few conversions are occurring among Church of Christ campus ministries! Are we shooting in the wrong direction? What’s the problem? (1:39)
  9. How can we use the events that occur within our church that are not specifically related to campus ministry to show the rest of the congregation the value of campus ministry? (8:33)
  10. Are we simply entertaining our students in our existing campus ministries instead of teaching them to reach out? (9:28)
  11. Many people are concerned about campus ministry planting because of the endeavors in the past that have gone horribly wrong. How do we make sure this endeavor goes right? (8:04)
  12. What is the single most important characteristic that must exist in a brand-new campus ministry plant? (0:44)

2007 OPEN FORUM

  1. How do you continue discipling brand new Christians?  (7:36)
  2. Do you utilize discipleship partners for new believers? (1:56)
  3. How much emphasis do you put on getting a commitment to the ministry from new members? (2:15)
  4. What’s the first thing a person who desires to start a new ministry somewhere need to do? (6:48)
  5. How do you bring postmoderns into contact with the Living God rather than into a debate? (4:14)
  6. How are women utilized in your ministries? (10:36)
  7. How does effective ministry foster healthy family development? (6:41)
  8. How do you effectively grow/multiply small groups within a campus ministry? (4:53)
  9. How do you start a church centered around campus ministry? (7:31)
  10. How should the campus ministry community address the issue of race relations in the church?(21:14)

2008 OPEN FORUM

  1. How are campus ministries usually funded, and are most campus ministries indepedent from the church that sponsors them? (3:56)
  2. How do I get my youth group prepared for ministry in the future, and how can I get the young adults in my congregation involved? (8:11)
  3. Have you seen anyone use your campus ministry materials effectively in youth ministry? (1:08)
  4. How can your ministry interact with other churches in your area without it being harmful to the students? (8:55)
  5. If you’re dealing with multiple campuses, would you suggest holding events in between them or focusing on one? (1:44)
  6. We struggle with incorporating students in with the rest of the congregation – how do you deal with that? (7:12)
  7. I’m working with people from drastically different backgrounds – how do you build community among people so different? (5:21)
  8. Is there anything you feel you left out of your earlier presentations that you’d like to say now? (4:57)
  9. If there’s more than one campus in your area, how do you balance your time between them? (2:43)
  10. You mentioned daytime events work better than anything else at commuter schools and community colleges. What sort of daytime events would you suggest? (3:32)

Q & A: SETH TERRELL (2008)

  1. In your experience, what are some indicators or behaviors that could be signaling that it’s an opportune time to share the gospel with someone? (1:35)
  2. When the Virginia Tech killings took place, what opportunities (if any) presented themselves for your ministry? (3:22)
  3. What kind of support did you recieve that was helpful, and what sort of wasn’t?  (3:09)
  4. How soon after the tragedy did you begin thinking about things from the attackers point of view?   (1:34)
  5. Can you describe how your ministry is different as a result of the Virginia Tech Tragedy? Have you implemented anything new that’s working effectively for you?  (2:10)

Q & A: JIM WOODELL (2008)

  1. How did Gary Lambrecht’s conversion in the 1970s impact what’s going on here this weekend?  (4:20)
  2. Is this a good study to use with people who aren’t aware of their own sin? (4:22)
  3. Should I share this with someone who tells me they have no concept of God? (6:42)
  4. Share the message!  (1:00)

Q & A: FLAVIL YEAKLEY (2008)

  1. How do we curb the dropout rate among Church of Christ high school graduates, and why is it so high?  (4:41)
  2. Churches of Christ are in a state of decline – where do you see us in 2020 assuming there’s no change?   (3:27)
  3. How do we get our campus ministry students plugged in to the whole church body? (5:14)
  4. There’s a huge difference between the funding of youth ministry and campus ministry. How do we move Churches of Christ to see campus ministry as a crucial part of the spiritual development process? How can ministry training help? How can our universities help? (5:19)

Q & A: RANDY WILLINGHAM (2008)

  1. The differences between men and women is an emotionally charged issue. How would you go about discussing this in a practical church setting? (1:42)
  2.  How do we encourage the church to be aware of the cultural climate that we’re in and how it affects the relationships between men and women? (2:37)
  3. What did you think about John Eldredge’s book Wild At Heart? (:45)
  4. 2 Timothy 1:5 indicates we get our faith from our mothers and grandmothers – does that have anything to do with what we’re dealing with today? (1:25)
  5. Do you have any tips for campus ministers in keeping ourselves pure with young ladies?  (4:11)
  6. Todays younger generation males seem to be more feminine – just look at the jeans they wear. What can we do to reverse the sissy trend?  (1:27)

 

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