Campus Venues

Stump the Chump (Question Cafe): Q&A format where students can ask any question they wish of the “Chump” (me) regarding Christianity. My job is to offer a thoughtful reply.

Large Group talks and Calls to Faith

Dorm Talks: Often sponsored by Small Groups.

Individual Appointments with Christian and nonChristian students/faculty to discuss faith and ministry issues. I do this a lot.

Leadership Module for staff and student leaders.

Conversational Evangelism Training: Equipping lay people to share Christ with friends and neighbors.

Topics: Definition of evangelism (“Sharing Christ in a caring way”), Detective work (discerning God’s work in a friend’s life), transitioning to spiritual topics in conversation, the 5 Thresholds of conversion, sharing your spiritual story, sharing the gospel, etc.

This is the most frequent seminar I offer in churches. Works well for a Saturday seminar, weeknight refresher, or 2-3 part adult Sunday School series.

Apologetics Training: Teaching staff and lay people how to answer tough questions using concrete images and illustrations. Also, how to relate to atheists and other skeptics.

Preparing Kids for College: This seminar helps parents and Christian educators prepare young people (elementary through high school) for living faithfully at secular colleges and universities.

Pulpit Fill: Preaching in your sermon series or presenting a call to missional living. Additionally, I enjoy giving sermons from the Gospels, with whatever applications flow naturally from the text.

Faith Like Skydiving: And Other Memorable Images for Dialogue with Seekers and Skeptics
by Rick Mattson

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This 2014 book from IVP was born out of my many evangelistic/apologetic conversations on college campuses the past few years.

New! Discussion Guide for Faith is Like Skydiving

Campuses I’ve Worked at Lately

  • University of Utah
  • South Dakota State
  • Arizona State
  • University of Chicago
  • UW Stevens Point
  • UW Osh Kosh
  • UW Green Bay
  • Lawrence University, WI
  • “The Power of One” Conference, Appleton, WI
  • Minnesota State Mankato
  • Univ of MN Duluth
  • Michigan Tech
  • Macalester College, MN
  • St. Olaf College, MN

Churches I’ve Worked at Lately

  • North Gate Church, Ramsey, MN
  • Salem Covenant, New Brighton, MN
  • Discovery Church, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Oakwood Church, Waconia, MN
  • Grace Church Roseville, MN
  • Bethel Christian Fellowship, St. Paul, MN
  • Kingdom Builder’s Church, Mounds View, MN
  • Evangelical Free Church, Marshall, MN
  • Fellowship of Christian Assemblies, at Gospel Tabernacle, Cloquet, MN