I have been amazed at some of the really large crowds that some church college ministries have for their Wednesday or other weeknight worship event. I heard recently of one this semester that had 1400. That is a crazy number. I heard of another church college ministry that had over 2,000 at their first August Wednesday night event that they held on campus in an outdoor theatre. There are only a small hand full of campus based ministries in the country that would come close to having these type numbers.
I want to try to address this some in the near future for the benefit of all. Is there something campus based ministries or other churches should learn from this phenomenon? If you are one of the fortunate ones experiencing this, would you tell us why you think it is...apart from a move of God's Spirit? If you are a campus based College Minister and see this happening with a church reaching out to your campus, what do you see as the reasons for it? What do they do differently than your campus based ministry?
FIRST THOUGHTS OF SOME HAVE BEEN:
-Some of these have 10-20 Interns.
-Large Budgets that few campus based ministries have.
-Professional musicians leading worship.
-Top notch equipment for sound and lighting.
-Focus on this one event and are not doing a lot of other events each week.
-Large facility to hold such a crowd or resources to rent a large campus facility.
-These church ministries hire "Speaker/Preacher" types while campus based ministries focus on those who are more organizers and discipleship oriented.
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