32 episodes

The College, Faith and Leadership podcast helps college students and young leaders explore, apply, and share the teachings of Jesus Christ within the university campus community. Episodes feature discussions on topics related to the credibility of the Christian faith, individual stories of hope and personal transformation, and strategies for students and ministry leaders to spread the good news of Jesus on campus.

College, Faith & Leadership Dave Hess

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

The College, Faith and Leadership podcast helps college students and young leaders explore, apply, and share the teachings of Jesus Christ within the university campus community. Episodes feature discussions on topics related to the credibility of the Christian faith, individual stories of hope and personal transformation, and strategies for students and ministry leaders to spread the good news of Jesus on campus.

    Doug Schaupp on Evangelism in a Postmodern Context and How to Grow a Culture of Evangelism in a Church or Campus Ministry

    Doug Schaupp on Evangelism in a Postmodern Context and How to Grow a Culture of Evangelism in a Church or Campus Ministry

    In this episode, Doug Schaupp joins for a conversation about evangelism in a postmodern context, and keys to building a culture of evangelism within a group such as a campus ministry or a local church. 
    Doug Schaupp has served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for the past 25 years. He is the National Director of Evangelism with InverVarsity USA. He also has co-authored three books, including Breaking the Huddle: How Your Community Can Grow its Witness.

    • 49 min
    International Student Ministry, Doing Short Term Mission Trips Better, and Growing a Vision for Reaching the World for Christ with Matt Rasch

    International Student Ministry, Doing Short Term Mission Trips Better, and Growing a Vision for Reaching the World for Christ with Matt Rasch

    Matt Rasch, international missionary and church planter, and current Director of Every Nation Campus in Europe, joins in this episode for a trans-Atlantic conversation! We talk about outreach to international students, planning for short-term mission trips that support local ministry, and long-term missions. Matt also shares a number of supernatural experiences he's had throughout his life and ministry. This episode with stretch your faith and expand your vision!

    • 49 min
    David Worcester on Becoming a Better Preacher and His Thoughts on Growing Up in a Ministry-Focused Family

    David Worcester on Becoming a Better Preacher and His Thoughts on Growing Up in a Ministry-Focused Family

    In this episode, David and I talk about what his upbringing was like as a church planter's kid and what things he things his parents did well that helped to nurture faith in Jesus in his life, instead of the kind of bitterness that, sadly, one often sees in the lives of pastor's kids. 
    David also shares about his journey from college minister to church planter and numerous actionable insights and principles from his personal journey to develop into a better preacher and communicator.

    Please see the episode webpage here for photos and resources related to this episode.

    • 46 min
    Best Practices for Starting and Running a College Ministry Internship Program with Clayton Bullion

    Best Practices for Starting and Running a College Ministry Internship Program with Clayton Bullion

    In this episode, Clayton Bullion, co-founder of the Campus Multiplication Network, shares how his ministry at Tarleton State University developed an internship program to serve as a key step in their discipleship and leadership development pipeline. See show notes with additional episode resource links here. 

    • 43 min
    Engaging People with the Gospel in a Post-Christian Culture with Frans Olivier

    Engaging People with the Gospel in a Post-Christian Culture with Frans Olivier

    Frans Olivier, European Director for Evangelism with Every Nation, tells us about his journey as a missionary and evangelist from the U.K. to South Africa and then back to the U.K. and now serving throughout Europe. In this episode, Frans shares numerous stories of evangelistic encounters and how he's learned to adapt his methods of evangelism to a more secular context. He also shares helpful advice and perspective about how to stay encouraged in the work of sharing the Gospel.

    • 48 min
    Why ‘You Do You’ and ‘Follow Your Heart’ Won’t Truly Satisfy You with Trevin Wax

    Why ‘You Do You’ and ‘Follow Your Heart’ Won’t Truly Satisfy You with Trevin Wax

    “Follow your heart.” “You do you.” “You are enough.“
    We take these slogans for granted, but what if this path to personal happiness leads to a dead-end? Trevin Wax joins in this episode for a conversation about his recent book, Rethink Your Self. 
    Trevin  encourages us to rethink some of our society’s most common assumptions about identity and the road to happiness. Most people define their identity and purpose by first looking in (to their desires), then looking around (to express their uniqueness), and finally—maybe—looking up (to add a spiritual dimension to life). Rethink Your Self proposes a counter-intuitive approach: looking up before looking in.

    See the episode webpage for links to referenced resources. 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

wisdom_teeth ,

Dave is an Excellent Leader

I have learned a ton from Pastor Dave’s leadership over the years. He is amazing!!

Jjkarpf2 ,

So Important

All if the episodes have been strong conversations at the intersection of faith and leadership.

The Episode with Keith Tower is over the top and so important! I could not recommend this episode any stronger. Sooooo goooood!

Stay grounded in God!!!!! ,

Great podcast and resource for campus ministry

Dave is a seasoned campus minister and director with a proven track record of leading a thriving church-based campus ministry that reaches multiple campuses in the vicinity of his church. Having personally seen the growing numbers of students in his campus ministry, I have been inspired and encouraged to see the church-based campus ministry model thriving in a context similar to mine. Both of our contexts involve churches engaging diverse types of universities and colleges. Having interacted with and seen some of his student leaders in action, I have always been impressed by the growth and caliber of their leaders. In the times I have been able to brainstorm campus ministry ideas and seek his advice, I always left the conversations feeling encouraged and taking away nuggets of wisdom. This podcast is such a great resource especially for unique times such as this.

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