Church Life

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.

Church Life Givens

Biblical Basis: Hebrews 10:25

Pacesetter: 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. The local church is key to every believer’s growth. Navigating church-life in a Baptist context is especially essential to our personal growth and example to students. Also, the relationship with the Association of Baptist churches supporting the ministry is critical in order to continue the ministry on campus. 

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.

Church Life Tasks for New Workers

Church Life Resources

Ginger Bowman

Ginger is our TXBSM Church & Campus Consultant. 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.


Local Church College Ministry 101

If you're working pastors, churches, or volunteers who are thinking of starting a ministry to college students please encourage them to visit our website which is designed especially for them.

Top 5 Needs of Church College Ministry

Find a Church at College

Churches around the state are partnering with BSMs at neighboring universities. Visit our TX BSM website a for a complete list of partnering churches.

Find a Texas Baptist Church

If you'd like to search for a church near you, visit the Texas Baptists website at to search by city, state, zip, name, language, or ethnicity.

Connect Graduating High School Seniors to BSM

Help graduating high school seniors find a BSM on the campus they plan to attend, and get them connected before they even get to campus!