Practical ways your church


The Denton Baptist Association has partnered with the TWU and UNT BSM staffs, local pastors and experienced collegiate ministry leaders to develop a plan to help local churches engage Denton college students. 

This plan has 4 levels of involvement to help a church determine how they can engage in college ministry in Denton county, these levels are: praying, giving, serving and mobilizing.

Be a praying church:

Being a praying church entails:

  • Receiving a monthly prayer email that includes information on college campuses, stories and specific prayer requests.

  • Periodic bulletin inserts that could be included in a worship bulletin

  • 1-2 Prayer Videos a year that could be shared in a church service

  • Opportunity to come and prayer walk a campus - prayer guides would be provided for each campus and a student would lead

Be a Giving Church:

Being a giving church would entail:

  • Receiving the prayer emails and resources

  • Increase giving to DBA to put towards college ministry

  • Helping connect BSM staff to church members who might be interested in giving towards staffing support

  • DBA College Student Counseling Fund

Be a serving church:

Being a serving church would entail:

  • Receiving the Prayer resources

  • Consider how your church could give financially to grow collegiate work in Denton

Find ways to serve on a campus: (some examples)

  • Provide a meal: Free Lunch, Leader Retreats, Events

  • Get involved with international students: Conversation partners, host a student in you home, participate in the Thanksgiving meal

  • Campus Outreach: participate in trainings and sharing the Gospel on campus.  Help the college students in your church get connected with BSM to go on campus to share the Gospel.

  • Worship night meetings:  Attending weekly night worship events and small group Bible studies

  • Bible study: Helping a student facilitate a small group Bible study on campus

  • Missions: Participate in BSM mission trips

Be a Mobilizing church:

Being a mobilizing church would entail:

  • Receiving the Prayer resources

  • Consider how your church could give financially to grow collegiate work in Denton

  • Consider ways your church could serve on campus

Working to Mobilize the college students in your church:

  • Mentoring: Organize and implement a student mentoring program

  • Collegiate Group: Provide a class / small group for college students, or work to provide opportunities for college students in your church to connect with one another

  • Equipping Seminars: Participate in and help lead DBA Equipping seminars for college students

  • Campus Outreach: Participate in campus outreach efforts through partnering with the BSMs

  • Be on campus meeting new students: Work with BSM staff to discover ways to get your church on campus regularly to meet new students