church this fall, but how will they find you? We want to help. Here are some things you can do now to get started:
1.Is your church on the list? Check the list of church information on texasfreshmen.com. Is your church listed? Is the information given up to date? Are you listed under all of the campuses that are close to your church? In order to be sure we have the best list available for students, we only list those churches who have responded to the church survey and requested to be on the list. So be sure to complete the survey!
2. The Survey. Every year we send out the Texas Church College Ministry Survey to collect information about the churches in our state that are engaging college students. We want to hear from our churches what God is doing in and through their church college ministries, and we want to be sure we have up to date information for the churches that want to be listed on our website for freshmen, texasfreshmen.com and sbccampusconnect.net. Click here to complete the survey now. You'll likely receive another email about it soon but why wait?
3. Contact your local BSM. Be sure your local BSM Director has the latest and best contact information for your church so that they can share it with students. A wrong website or contact name makes the wrong impression. Be sure your church makes a great first impression.
4. Update your website & social media. Speaking of first impressions, in this digital age a student's first impression of your church will likely be online. Be sure what they see on the college page, Facebook, Instagram, etc. is up to date and communicates what you're group is about. Make sure there are a couple of ways they can connect with you, the college leader, or someone in your ministry via phone, message or email.
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