The Campus Ministry System is a monthly report that applies to all ministries that receive financial support from the BHECM. This includes all Wesley Foundations, those receiving Ecumenical Support Grants, and Hybrid Ministries.
- The System is event based and relates to the statement: Campus Ministry invites and equips students to explore, engage and embody an active faith in God.
- The system identifies events that relate to the vision statement.
- Explore – could be social, recreational, speaker – the students are those who seek or respond to the invitation
- Engage – could be worship service, evening programs, Bible study – the students are those being intentional about spiritual formation.
- Embody – could be student led study, service projects, mission projects – the students are those that use their gifts and faith to lead, serve and witness
- The System creates a Stakeholder Reporting System (BHECM – District Superintendents- Local Boards)
- Stakeholders are to use the reports to evaluate outreach and participation
- Why Measure?
- The Book of Discipline (¶ 634. 4 (a) 7) requires evaluation of campus ministries with concern for quality of their performance and response to meeting their mission and that of the general church and the conference.
- The report provides one performance measure that can be related to the Annual BHECM Budget for Campus Ministries
- The reports provide information for trend analysis that can be related to conference goals.
- For Local Boards the reports should be used:
- As a means to discuss what works, what doesn’t and why
- To examine where additional resources are needed
- To evaluate progress and trends
- To improving effectiveness
- Use the system to track performance against your standards and goals
- The integration of standards, goals and the numbers can provide a valid means for evaluating and improving campus ministry effectiveness
Campus Ministry System Basics
Please click on the slide to review an 8 minute video on how to use the system. The video reviews system application, how to enter data and how to generate reports: