Greater Excellence Ministries was birthed out of a strong desire to help college students get ready for the marketplace. We want to give them a space where they can workout their marketplace ministry and learn to be the church that God has called us to in Christ!
GEM wants to partner with local churches to provide resources for college students as they prepare to enter the marketplace as a disciple of Jesus.
As we get started, we are gathering the resources that will be made available to college students looking to be awesome students learning to walk with Jesus. These resources include many marketplace-oriented resources “translated” to equip the kingdom-oriented college student.
Our plan is to launch fully in the summer of 2018.
Those who are involved right now have the opportunity to shape the future of our ministry. Beside our daily email of awesomeness, we meet weekly in college mentor groups (totally free BTW) as we come alongside college students. Let us know if you’d like to join a mentor group while they are still free.
Chris Blair is the founder, executive director, and mentor for GEM. He left full-time, paid ministry (in 2013) to extend the kingdom of God in the marketplace as a graphic designer. With a business degree from UNT, an MDiv from ACU, and over 10 years campus ministry experience, Chris has a unique passion for helping college students navigate the transition from High School to the marketplace.
Doug Johnson is a full-time campus minister at Angelo State University, serves as a GEM advisor, and mentors GEM college students as a part of his ministry. Doug understands the unique challenges and realities students face when living, working, relating, and learning in the college years. With a general studies degree from West Texas A&M, an MA in Christian Ministry from ACU, and over 10 years of ministry experience, his insight and expertise help deepen college students’ faith and practicality as they prepare for the marketplace.