Before Your Child Heads to College

The numbers of students abandoning their faith in college is staggering. Today’s guest, Laurel Bunker, VP of Christian Formation and Church Relations at Bethel University in Minneapolis, Minnesota says moms are still a central influence in the lives of their children even after they leave home for college. Laurel explains the best steps parents can take as they help their student select schools and prepare them to launch, including a few difficult training conversations that must take place.

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Show Notes:
Ministries and Websites Discussed:
Every Campus Movement
Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance
To research the spiritual climate on campuses and Christian groups on campus check out
Ravi Zacharias’ training ministry for students:
Summit Ministries

Moms in Prayer College Ministries:

To receive the Monthly College Prayer Points Email visit the Moms in Prayer College Praying Moms page

College Praying Moms Facebook Page

About our Guest:

Laurel Bunker is the Associate VP of Christian Formation and Church Relations at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. As campus pastor, Laurel serves as the primary preacher in chapel and leads a team that is dedicated to providing transformational ministry opportunities for the Bethel community. She is a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team, providing strategic guidance on issues related to the spiritual formation and personal development of the student body. She also teaches and trains at colleges, churches, and para-church organizations in the areas of leadership, spiritual development, biblical issues in the 21st-century, and more. Laurel and her husband, Joshua, have two daughters.


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  1. OUTSTANDING ladies…this was so worth the redo Lee! This is definitely a #KeepItReal parent adulting podcast! *shared with ALL my college moms and i am listening to again! One of my favorite parts was when you asked if we had someone that i can ask race questions. #PRICELESS Fortunately, i have several, but i know everyone is not still not comfortable. As a woman of color, i want everyone to know i welcome and desire REAL conversations. In these times, the #MIPsisterhood is one of my #safeplaces.

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