More changes are coming this fall! RUF will be launching a new work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Starting a new work is both exciting and challenging. Starting a new work after a pandemic makes those challenges even more interesting! Trip and Joy Beans, who have been serving at Millersville for the last… Continue reading New Work! UMBC
Part of college ministry is change. We have several staff transitions occuring in the Northeast area this month. One of them is happening at University of Delaware. Here is an update from Nick Owens, the Campus Minister, an introduction to Joey Barnet, our new Campus Staff member, and some thoughts on transition from Area Coordinator… Continue reading University of Delaware – Changes Ahead!
This certainly has been an unusual semester! Most colleges are either finished or in their finals week, and semester gatherings have ended. RUF has asked different regions for ways they are coping with the Covid quarentine, as well as reflections on what we are missing most right now... Summer Conference (SuCo). Every May, students gather… Continue reading Missing SuCo and Status Updates
I wanted to give you all just a hint of excitement in a challenging world. One of the avenues of ministry that we started this week is encouraging a singular devotion that all of RUFville would do together, not required just recommended. We have started encouraging students to study the New City Catechism. Last week… Continue reading Good News in a Covid World – Millersville
It was the best of times and it was the strangest of times! Like most other universities across the country, Lehigh has suspended in-person education through the remainder of the semester. But that will not stop the advancement of God's kingdom! Just before classes went remote, we had our student leader training conference. The conference… Continue reading A Confession of Faith and update from Lehigh
COVID-19 and RUF's Ministry: University of Delaware In my last update, I shared how RUF has become a place of belonging for so many students. Many things have changed since then. UD, like universities around the U.S. and the world, decided in the last week to go shut down, send students home, and finish the… Continue reading An Update & Encouragement from UD
At the end of this past semester, campus minister Peter Green met with one of his student leaders, and they talked for more than an hour about how the ministry at West Virginia University had grown, what God has been doing this year, and where they need to grow. The student observed that in the… Continue reading God’s Work at WVU
Five years ago when Erin and I (no children yet) came to Univeristy of Delaware to start RUF we had one student interested in RUF. Fast forward five years to middle of this fall semester. I come into large group and just watch and participate as students greet new comers, students run announcements, lead worship,… Continue reading UD – Everything has Changed….
Please continue to pray as campuses finish the semester and enter into finals weeks. Pray for students as they complete work and many of them head home for a long break. Pray for our campus ministers as they continue to minister to students and use the break to prepare for spring semester. Enjoy some photos from… Continue reading Thanksgiving Photos from the Northeast
As we enter Thanksgiving week, college semesters are drawing to a close. Here is a semester recap from University of Maryland: Student led small group Bible studies continue to have good attendance and are building community and friendships at our Monday and Tuesday night dorm Bible studies. About 15-20 students attend the La Plata Hall… Continue reading Fall Semesters are Wrapping Up!