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Community Building

Community Building

By Dave Paladino

A new year and a new semester means new opportunities for your ministry to engage your campus! This one-page guide gives you the basics of how to approach January New Student Outreach (J-NSO) and some ways to make your plan. 

During this tumultuous election season, we want to be prepared to care for students, anticipating the potential increase of racial incidents and violence on campus. In addition to a just few resources below, we highly encourage you to receive the gift of the local church and the pastors, elders, aunties and uncles, and community leaders that are available and ready to pour into students.

This 7-week series features 15min large group talks that explore values and practices in the Bible that are necessary for a community to truly flourish: embodied faith, selfless love, radical inclusion, mutuality, reconciliation, costly compassion, and justice.

By Christy Gates, Dave Paladino and Anna Lee-Winans

This bible study helps groups engage in Micah’s prophetic message that whatever we love shapes us. The study builds on our Online NSO themes, helping participants to see where God is calling them to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly.

By Christy Gates, Dave Paladino and Anna Lee-Winans

Three Bible studies in Luke that explore the theme of “here for you” designed to help your group build deeper community through setting a table of hospitality, learning to worship together, and responding with acts of justice. 

By Caroline Lancaster

Flourishing Communities is a a seven week bible study series unpacking what it means to be a flourishing community. Jesus is all about creating the kind of community that goes beyond just being known - how we live and love each other will change the world around us.

Beginning with Jesus is a four-study guide for international students and scholars. This guide includes Bible text, discussion questions, vocabulary helps, background information, a map, and leader’s notes.

By Sarah Akutagawa

Want to start an international small group on your campus? This resource includes a collection of trainings, handouts, and Bible studies to equip you to develop an international small group.

Some tips, best practices, and examples for leading effective discussions that were developed with artists and art students in mind, but can be applicable for a broad range of audiences.

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