Lead a Weblog for Young Adult Leaders
A couple of years ago I started polling my readers so I could:
•Better understand who you are
•Gain some statistical data
•Test out some theories I have
•Attempt to provide some posts that are meaningful and relevant to the work we are doing
One of the first questions I ever posted was:
How long have you been serving in college ministry?
Nearly 70% of those who took the poll reported having served in college ministry for 6 years or more (6-10 years 31%; 11-20 years 31%; and 20+ years 6%).
I, myself, am just finishing my 15th year serving in college ministry.
Over my 15 years of working with college students, I have worked on 4 different campuses — within 3 different denominations — spanning 3 different geographical regions within the US.
The results of my poll, coupled with my own experiences over the course of my ministry life thus far, have served to confirm a bit of wisdom I was given when applying for my first position in college ministry:
College ministry is a difficult field to get into, but once in, people rarely choose to leave it.