The local church is key to every believer’s growth. Navigating church-life in a Baptist context is especially essential to each BSM Director’s personal growth and example to students. Also, as a BSM Director, the relationship with the Association of Baptist churches supporting the ministry is critical in order to continue the ministry on campus. The goal is to develop a healthy personal church-life, lead students into local church involvement and serve the churches that provide support to the local BSM.

Biblical Basis

The Givens

  • Pace Setter - Engaging in the life of Associations, Churches, Pastors, Staff on a consistent, monthly basis. Minimum of 2 face to face visits and 3 other contacts not including luncheon servers. 
  • Spiritual Focus - Require student leaders in the active participation with a local church, with strong emphasis on Baptist Churches. 
  • Equipping - Assist churches to engage the college campus. 
  • Incarnational - Participate in the life of your local church with family and/or friends serving as their missionary to the campus. 


Ginger Bowman - is the ChurchLife 
Specialist. She is here to help local churches build and grow their college ministries. Whether it's connecting church leaders in networking opportunities, suggesting resources for Bible studies, or helping you know how to encourage and support the local church college ministries in your area, Ginger wants to help you connect students with local churches.  You can contact her at 214-577-7866 or ginger.bowman [ at ] texasbaptists.org.

MINISTRY RESOURCE: book review of College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture by Stephen Lutz reviewed by Ryan Vanderland, Minister to College Students at FBC Midland.