Many pastors and church leaders have a desire to reach college students but collegiate culture changes significantly every 3-5 years. Staying relevant and up-to-date to reach students can seem daunting to a pastor, and the church that pastor leads may have difficulty managing the many transitions necessary to attract students to their church and retain them. Some write them off, especially because their anemic offerings don’t sustain a church. Yet students can be the battery of any church giving longevity and momentum.
In this Master Class, we will offer equipping for a community church to reach to its nearby college campus.
This CAMPUS MINISTRY MASTERCLASS with Dr. Leo Lawson will look at an overview of approaches but focus on one: Collegiate Parallel-Churchplanting; How a community church can plant a church on a nearby college campus in parallel.
CAMPUS MINISTRY MASTERCLASS includes 4 group online calls on:
- Collegiate Churchplanting: Background and Biblical Bases for MacroChurch
- Collegiate MicroChurch Planting: Biblical Bases and Application with a surprise special guest
- The Four Pillars of Collegiate Parallel-Churchplanting
- Practical Application and Case Study with a surprise special guest
Dr. E. Leo Lawson, Jr., D.I.S. (Fuller) is a 4-decade collegiate church-planter and pastor. He is a Certified Missional Church Consultant with, and President of, The Alliance of Campus Evangelists and Apologists (campus evangelists.com). His mission is to plant churches and/or equip churches to reach their nearby college campus based upon his Fuller doctoral dissertation: “Passion Church: The Parallel-Churchplanting of a Postmodern Campus Church.”
Finishing their Doctorates together at Fuller Seminary, Dr. Lawson also serves on Dr. Rice Broocks team (author, God’s Not Dead) who in 2019 traveled to 37 colleges presenting the God’s Not Dead event before 11,000 people with 1700 salvations. After this was done at Michigan State University, Dr. Lawson has been at MSU planting disciples, equipping them to plant microchurches/macrochurches on that campus. He was the Founding Dean of The Graduate School of Campus Ministry, (a Fuller Seminary extension) training over 600 campus missionaries in 7 years
Later he served as the Academic Dean of The Campus Harvest Academy of Student Evangelism (CHASE). He was a contributor to Dr. Peter Wagner’s book, Freedom From the Religious Spirit. He has been married 38 years with three married children and two grands!