The Threads Blog
Couldn’t make it to the Collegiate Summit? We’re providing a live video stream of our main sessions.
Meet Ben Cerullo, named one of “30 Emerging Voices” by Charisma magazine. Ben is reaching youth and young adults around the world through Steelroots, a ministry blend of action sports and Christian music he started in 2000, including a reality TV show “The Uprising.” His latest venture is Ben Cerullo Ministries, where he’s helping spread the gospel by leading crusades in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico, Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States. Read more about Ben in the Summer 2009 issue of Collegiate magazine, available now for purchase here.
My name is Heather and among my distinctions is the title of graphic designer for Collegiate magazine. On a daily basis that could mean anything from convincing my coworkers to wear goggles and silly hats for a photo shoot or going to BeachReach to meet my new best friends from Hannibal-LaGrange College. (Long live Chuck Norris!) I love my job!
I’m one of those guys who draws conclusions about things way too quickly. In fact, it gets me in trouble so often that I’m really trying to wait and gather all the facts or listen to the full sentence before I assume I know where things are headed. Usually, when my wife begins to say something, I immediately assume halfway in that I know where she’s going, so I check out mentally. Then when my assumption is wrong, it’s bad news for me. Having two little girls in my house now means I have a lot more listening and a lot less jumping the gun to do. I’m going to need some prayer …
- Pancakes: 12,371 (12 days)
- Van Rides: 13,441 people (15 days)
- 91 First Time Decisions for Christ!!!!!!
- Over 2 million hits on www.beachreachlivepcb.com
Need fresh ideas for reaching (and keeping) your college students? Check out the Collegiate Summit from April 30 — May 2, 2009 in Nashville at the Music City Sheraton. Go to threadsmedia.com/summit for more information and to sign up. Time is running out. The Collegiate staff will be there and is looking forward to meeting you!
Looking for a gift for your graduating seniors? Check out this video message from Paul Turner about Collegiate magazine, a hybrid of Bible study and practical articles relevant to the lives of college students. With a Collegiate subscription, you can continue ministering to your students throughout their first year of college and beyond. Each issue contains valuable information related to the freshman experience. The Fall 2009 issue (available for purchase on May 1st) includes: “27 Reasons to Get Involved in Campus Ministry,” “Stressing the Basics: Managing College Life,” “How to Avoid the Homesick Blues,” “Loving Your Roommate as Yourself,” and much more. Go to threadsmedia.com/collegiate to order your senior gifts today.
Our Easter egg hunt has turned out to be something of a wild goose chase. If you’d like to win a trip to D.C., including lunch with Mark Batterson, this is a game you should seriously get in on. Update: The second clue has been released.
In Luke 23, we find two criminals who had a lot in common, but who made very different decisions in one brief moment that impacted their eternities. It was a day of incredible significance to them, and not because it would be the last day of their lives, but because it was the day they met Jesus. Certainly their circumstances at the time of meeting Jesus are not enviable, but we all meet Jesus in different places in our lives. For them, it was on the cross. Two criminals, same place in life, similar backgrounds, one Savior, different responses.
Personally, I loved college. Nothing beats spending every minute of every day with your best friends while living a pseudo-grown up life. Working on the Collegiate team allows me to keep a foot in that world, which is a lot of fun (especially for a j.o.b.). Like Lindsey said, we’d love to hear from you about things you’d like us to cover in the magazine—everything from the issues you deal with each day, to the musicians and movies that you’re really into right now, or the places you love to travel to. And leaders, let us know what other things we can provide to better help you facilitate your group times. Looking forward to hearing from you and hope you’re enjoying the Spring Collegiate!