Tag Archives: ministry philosophy

Who Are We? Values in Strategic Planning

We just finished a week of staff planning. After evaluating the current year we began to plan for the fall. Typically in Campus Crusade this planning revolves around the “Strategic Planning Process”. The process has been helpful for us, but ...

The Back Door is Open

To evaluate our movement this year is a “Tale of Two Lists”. The first is the 70+ people who have trusted Christ this year through our students. Even with incomplete buy-in from our leaders on evangelism we saw God do ...

Can’t Do Brown Like You Did White

This past week we spent 5 days planning for the fall. The first day of planning involved evaluation of the past year. While it was a good year overall, there were definitely a lot of expectations that went unmet. There ...

What Culture is Your Christianity?

Christianity is shifting to the global south. The growth taking place in Asia and Africa is changing the church. No longer is the average Christian a European or American. Now they are more likely to be Asian, African, or Latin. The ...

Nurturing Success in Minority students

by @destinokristy “Minority Students Benefit Academically From Improved Self-Esteem” - http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com I thought this article was fascinating. It evoked a lot of emotion in me as I thought about our students in Destino.  It is so true that what is often holding minority students ...

Win. Build. Heal. Send.

For 60 years one of the hallmark phrases of Campus Crusade has been Win, Build, Send. It’s definitely something that we want to continue in Destino. As some of our staff members have been thinking lately (in their interactions with other ...

Telling a Different Story One of the best commercials to come

Telling a Different Story One of the best commercials to come out of this year’s Super Bowl was Chrysler’s commercial for their car Detroit. I loved the commercial because it was an attempt to rewrite the story of the city. Over the ...

The 21st Century MVP: Bridge Personalities Who Happily Span Cultures

Link: The 21st Century MVP: Bridge Personalities Who Happily Span Cultures Today’s Latino college students are bridge peoples. They identify with two cultures equally well, Latino and Mainstream American culture. In the 21st Century it is these bi-cultural bridge people who ...

What would it take for your movement to be student-led? How can you empower student leaders more?

What would it take for your movement to be student-led? How can you empower student leaders more? (and have staff get out of the way) We Are Student-Led (by Matt Knighton)

Become conversant with a wider range of theologies.

EMIS Direct | The Converted Missionary: Becoming a Westerner Who Is Not Western-centric To work effectively with Latinos you need to learn about different theologies tha you typically are taught in middle-class American churches. I can’t say this any better:  Growing up ...

Primary Source of Entertainment for Hispanics is Staying at Home

Link: Primary Source of Entertainment for Hispanics is Staying at Home Mi casa es tu casa. How are you incorporating familia into your movement?

Believing In Themselves: Lula’s Leadership

If there is something I am proud of, it is to have told my people that we are not second-class citizens, that we can get things done, we can believe in ourselves, and then people have started to believe. - ...

Great video sharing an overview of the Bible. We began in a garden. We will end in a city. Redeem

Great video sharing an overview of the Bible. We began in a garden. We will end in a city. Redeemed. How are you giving your Destino movement a full picture of the broader story of God’s redemptive purposes? Have you taken ...

Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World

Many staff that work with Destino movements are White. But many of us have never recognized it until we started to do Destino. How does being white affect how we relate to ethnic minorities? How does it affect how we ...

“The most important challenge for the United States is to recognize itself as a mul

“The most important challenge for the United States is to recognize itself as a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-ethnic society.” - Octavio Paz, Mexican Poet (quoted in the above video at the 9:45 mark) This video from 2004 of Jorge Ramos, the Univision ...

Why Destino Trek? Destino Trek is one of the most important t

Why Destino Trek? Destino Trek is one of the most important things you can do to help grow your movement. It is a week of intense leadership development, spiritual growth, and movement-leading training. You’ll grow in ways you never thought possible ...

Why Destino Mediterranean Summer Project? Because as

Why Destino Mediterranean Summer Project? Because as a Latino, you were made for it. The Destino Mediterranean Summer Project is an opportunity for Destino to be a part of reaching some of the least reached people on the planet. From the video you can ...

Why Dominican Republic?

God is doing amazing things in “the DR”. Come be a part of a growing movement and connect to other Latino students on this island nation. Check out DestinoSummerProject.com for more information!

Why Dominican Republic?

God is doing amazing things in “the DR”. Come be a part of a growing movement and connect to other Latino students on this island nation. Check out DestinoSummerProject.com for more information!

Movement Momentum and Summer Projects

Summer Projects play a crucial role in the creation of momentum for your movement. They are one of the primary ways that you can develop future leaders. It is absolutely critical that you work hard now to get people to ...