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BCM and BSU refer to the ministry of Southern Baptists on college campuses.
The most recent updates and special announcements are listed below.
(countdown to when Dick becomes officially an old man)



Date Posted

prayer room New news from the Calverts 04/13/2014
Click the New Mexico block above A new newsletter from the Timmons has been posted 04/04/2014
Click the Indiana block above A new newsletter from the Bears has been posted 04/04/2014
Click Alaska above New information from Alaska 04/04/2014

Today I would like to issue a challenge to those of you who earn more money than a retired campus minister gets from the donations of his state convention to his retirement and what his self-employed social security provides. ( In the interest of full disclosure we do also have my wife’s retirement as a school teacher.)

Here is the background on the challenge. I noted that the desire of the BSU Alumni National Network (BSUANN) is to raise $250,000 by the end of 2015 in order to have 1 million dollars on deposit to aid in the Baptist campus ministry work in the areas of the country where Southern Baptist support is weak. It occurred to me that if there were just 100 of us who would commit to providing $2,500 in the next two years the goal would be met. I am asking that 99 of you join me in providing that level of gifts through one of the foundations that keeps the money of the BSUANN. I am sending a check for $1,250 dollars to the WMU foundation today and I will send another check in that amount next year.

Are there 99 of you who make as much or more than I do who will also provide that level of giving this year and next.?

Dick Houston

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I am starting a new series based on helps that I kept at my desk during most of my ministry. I believe them to be timeless and helpful to a campus minister regardless of age or situation. I will note on this opening page as I gradually add them 1/12/2014
As analyzed by Urchin For those interested in such things:
Month of March
Number of visits (not hits) -8,491(I consider hits a useless metric.)
Number of pages viewed -22,500


(All animations on this site unless otherwise indicated are copyrighted by the Animation Factory -  and may not be copied without their written permission. See the legal office for other limitations of use of materials appearing on this site.)


Non BCM Related Information
  Index page for International Betta Congress logging program and instructional videos is no longer available because of some changes made in certain forms during this year (2013) 10/13/2013
BCM REMINDERS that remain on opening page
Information from the webmaster There is a continuing problem with the counter on the Who's Where pages. I am trying to keep it updated manually until a permanent solution is forth coming. If the counter shows a number below 13,000 it is not correct.


Information from the webmaster

Some of the moving blocks at the top of this page when clicked will take you to more information on the ministry in need in that state. The Featured Regions block has more information on the reasons behind this new emphasis. Only Indiana, New York, Northwest, and New Mexico are working at present. . Please send me some feedback on the new design and information. Am I wasting my time with this approach? I will be checking my email at


Information from the webmaster

The new menu line is now in use on some pages. The intent is to better accommodate the college church plants and also to emphasize the needs of certain campus ministers that have been defunded but are trying to stay to minister to the students on their campus. How this will be handled will evolve over time.

Milt's email Some have not heard about Milt Hughes book " The Pursuit: My Quest to Know God and Make Him Known ".It is no longer available through LifeWay. So contact him directly. Milt has also revised "The Journey" It is available directly from him (presently in loose leaf form at $6.00).

Click the link to the left to contact Milt directly.



Beginning June 1, 2010 this opening page will provide links to pages related to other groups (Non BCM) with which I work. A section below has been added to identify these. They will be of no interest to those seeking BCM related information, but neither are they considered private. repost


Counters were reset September 1, 2013.
Summary of last years statistics:

visits to the site for the year
Sept 1, 2012 - Sept 1, 2013
visitors (not hits) 127,173
Pages viewed 454,267

prayer video Excellent video on prayer from the International Mission Board. Note particularly the ending section 06/20/09


Each year's use is monitored by an independent group. Here are the figures for the year ending September 15, 2009

Visits for the year - 142,395 (down from 161.623 last year)
College Directory was accessed - surprisingly 199,880 up again from 122,115 last year. I had anticipated both visits to the site and to the directory to be down since the NCM site was operative.

Discipleship 101

The revised Discipleship 101 materials by Gene Parr are now online and will permanently reside in the File Cabinets under "Rooms" in the menu bar above. You are free to copy these materials and alter them to fit the needs of your groups.

TheTree.jpg (103542 bytes) Here is a site worth visiting each morning. Simply click on any flower for a scripture verse for the day. Relisted
off site Because of the frequent problems campus ministers face when a student who handles their web site leaves I suggest you look into College Ministry Link by LifeWay 04/08/05
Presentation Because of the heavy response to this presentation it is being placed here for continued reference. PowerPoint presentation on "Understanding Millennia's" by Joe Graham - State BCM Director for Georgia 02/14/05
file cabinets I have just received permission in 2004 to reprint an article by Judith Kallos ( concerning copyright limitations. It is the clearest succinct article I have found and is certainly worth your time to read. It will remain in the file cabinets for your future reference when dealing with others on this topic. 11/24/04


I consider any use of information entrusted for one purpose to be used for another purpose without the permission of the individuals to be a serious ethical violation of trust.
WARNING Any harvesting of information provided on this website is a violation of copyright as well as being unethical.
International office You have worked with a particular International student for a long time. Now they are returning to their country. What better way to show your continuing care than to have a missionary contact them when they get home. IMB makes it really easy. Just send the information on how the person can be contacted to Mike Lopez (Substitute @ for the -at-). He will handle it from there. 07/12/04


Spammers occasionally fake email addresses. At present the only legitimate email address from The "Cyber" Student Center will have a return address of (Substitute @ for the -at-) and will include in the first line your first name or the nick name you gave to The "Cyber" Student Center.

Legal office

Some have questioned recently whether contact information listed on this site is considered public information for use in mass contacts of campus ministers. I believe the detailed answer to this is clearly stated in the legal office, but the short answer is NO!

Off page site

Unless otherwise indicated all animated Gifs are copyrighted by the Animation Factory and subject to their limitations on use. No permission is given here for downloading these animations. See instead

special purpose - private - do not use. (Left this way as a trap for robots) 10/02/04



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