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!
Big Idea Productions had an advertisement at the beginning of the "Veggie Tales" cartoons that showed a toddler walking toward the camera with the caption "Why We Do What We Do". On November 2nd and 3rd, six colleges brought their student leaders to Newark, Delaware for the fall Eastern Mid-Atlantic Training Conference. Watching these students… Continue reading “Why We Do What We Do”
This time of year, many of our campuses participate in student conferences and training. Brown University/RISD, Boston University, Harvard, University of Connecticut, and MIT all joined together for a time of worship, teaching, and fellowship. Here is one testimony of their time together from U Conn. "Last weekend, we embarked on our annual trip to… Continue reading New England Fall Conference
Hello from MIT. Freshmen have arrived and have been busy moving into their rooms, moving out of their rooms, making new friends, testing out of certain classes, and attending one orientation event after another. RUF covets your prayers as we seek to reach students for Christ and equip them toward a lifetime of service for… Continue reading Fall at MIT – Prayers and Praises!
When Welcome Week comes around, you never know exactly what God is going to do. We are always thinking about and desiring a big response from students, but of course God's plan is the right plan. Our job is to show up prepared and loving to show students how excited we are to have them… Continue reading A Fall Update from Millersville
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All across the country, students are returning to campus. Move-in days, orientations, and welcome weeks are in full swing. Campus minsters, staff, and student leaders are reaching out to both returning and new students through outreaches they have been planing all summer long. But what, exactly, is RUF's philosophy of ministry? Chris Garriot, University of… Continue reading RUF Philosophy of Ministry
RUF at Boston University returned from Summer Conference (SuCo) with full hearts from a week of encouragement and conviction from the Word, new and deepened friendships, and maybe a little sunburn. There is so much to share from the week, but I want you to hear it from one of our students. "I came into… Continue reading SuCo Recap – Boston University