Why campus ministry?
Here's the big picture:
What was your life like when you were 18 years old? What were your aspirations? Your hopes, desires, ambitions for the future? What were your burning questions about life and spirituality, and who did you process those things with?
Welcome to college: a place where you expect to have all of those questions answered.
Unfortunately it doesn't quite happen that way. Today's university is mainly a place of competition. Competing for prominence, competing to be heard, competing to get ahead of others. University professors and college culture also competes to capture the heart's and minds of students, and introduce them to "truth" as they see it.
However, Truth is a person.
The deepest longing in the human heart is to know and enjoy the glory of God. We were made for this: "Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth...whom I created for my glory." says the Lord (Isaiah 43:6-7). To see it, savor it, and show it. That is why we exist. And into the darkness of the world's self obsession (Romans 1) shines the "light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God" (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Although college promises people the beginnings of a life of satisfaction, it never delivers.
Where we fit in:
College-age is the intersection of the past and the future. It's where most people pour the concrete for the foundation of what they believe, think, say, and do. It's where students make choices that affect the rest of their lives - careers, marriage, belief systems. But most convincingly for us, it's where our lives were personally transformed by a real relationship with God.
In New York City, some of the world's next great leaders are studying right now.