MINISTRY LEADERS: CONNECT WITH STUDENTS
You spend the first few weeks of the school year recruiting Christian freshmen for your organization. What if those freshmen were already plugged in by the time they arrived on campus and helped your ministry reach out to non-believers instead? With Campus Ministry Link, that’s now possible!
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Search Campus Ministry Link and find Christian communities on your campus.
Before you arrive on campus, connect with Christian students you meet through the site, so you are plugged in right away!
In college and beyond, the multiplied number of Christian leaders will influence society. This could truly change the world!
Studies have shown that the first 72 hours are critical to whether or not you continue following Jesus in college, so it’s important that you take steps to get plugged into a ministry and/or church and meet those that will help to encourage you and build you up in your faith early.
How to use this site
TELL THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION OR CHURCH
Are you a Youth or Campus Minister? Do you have an active college ministry? We want students to know about you! We are investing in advertising across the country and calling youth groups daily to help students use Campus Ministry Link to find you. Let us help you. There are no strings attached except the expectation that you bless, disciple and minister to every student we send you.
SPEND MORE TIME SHARING THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS WITH STUDENTS WHO DON’T ALREADY KNOW HIM
Often much of the Fall in college ministry is spent connecting with Christian Freshmen. Campus Ministry Link will help you connect with Christian students so that you can spend more time on outreach to those Freshmen who have never considered the claims of Jesus.
YOU CONTROL YOUR STORY
Once you register you can upload images and enter the text content for your ministry or church. You decide exactly how you want to present yourself and what to say about your church or ministry.
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS PROTECTED
Campus Ministry Link uses a proprietary private messaging system. Your contact information will not be made public on our site. Students click a button to message you without seeing an of your contact information. You can then release whatever information you want to in your reply. This prevents anyone from harvesting your information off our site and keeps you in control of your information.
HOW IS CML CHANGING CAMPUS MINISTRY?
Campus Ministry Link aims to reverse the 70% statistic of Christian youth walking away from their faith in college. The number of Christian freshmen on campuses could at least double! If these students then continue growing throughout their years in college, many more Christian graduates will be launched into society as world changers!
TIPS: How to Connect with Students
Displaying Your Ministry's Information
If your ministry is a part of a larger, national organization, students may already see your ministry’s corporate website and description. On your page, you can add a website and description that is specific to your local chapter. If your ministry is not a part of a larger, national organization, you will need to create a new listing. Campus Ministry Link will contact you once your ministry has been approved. You can go to your portal anytime to edit contact information, supply a website or Facebook page links, post about upcoming events, or restrict information.
Utilizing the First 72 Hours
Studies show that the first 72 hours on campus are crucial for determining what group a student associates with during college. To take advantage of this, reach out to students you’ve connected with through Campus Ministry Link, take them out for coffee, help them find their classes, or simply invite them to your ministry’s first gathering.
Using the Campus Ministry Link Messaging System
Once you enter the portal, you will see messages sent to you by students, and occasionally parents or youth pastors, under the “My Messages” tab. Campus Ministry Link will send you one email notification a day with all of your messages, if you’ve received any, and a link to enter the site.
Students will message you to request more info about your ministry through the Campus Ministry Link system. We recommend scheduling a time to speak with them over the phone or meet with them in person during a campus visit.
Communicating Outside the System
Once you have made an initial connection by responding to a student’s message, the student will be able to see any email address and phone number you supply. You can then continue communicating within the Campus Ministry Link site, or outside through your preferred way of communication.
Attracting more Incoming Students
Here is something very powerful you can do to spread the movement, and bring more students to your ministry and ministries across the US. Whether your students are on campus or on break, you can encourage them to alert their home churches to Campus Ministry Link. Just email or message your students with:
Hey Student: Now you can help your pastor and parents assure that all students in your church are connected to college ministries. Just email or message them with something like below:
“Hey Pastor/Parent, I’m really benefiting from college ministry, and would love to see all the high school juniors and seniors in our church connect with college ministries and churches in advance to prevent the typical 70% college faith drop off and engage them on mission. Now all you have to do is go to www.CampusMinistryLink.org and follow the 5 steps on the Youth Leader button.”