The purpose of campus ministry is to bring Christ to the students, faculty, and staff of your campus. Anything short of this purpose would be meaningless and would soon end up failing like other youth social reform programs. The emphasis of campus ministry is for every student to come to know Christ personally. That will happen only if every student has a clear presentation of who Jesus really is. Christ can never be presented as a denomination, club, or cause. He is a person.
This presentation must be seen and heard. The reality of the hope of Jesus changing a life must be demonstrated through your life. You are the only Bible many will ever read, and you are the only Jesus that many will ever see. The days of saying, "Don’t look at me just look at Jesus," must end. We must be willing to take a stand and live for Christ so we can say "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1). We cannot just talk the talk of Christianity; we must also be willing to walk the talk. Though with others we share Christ and what He has done in our lives, our actions will speak louder than our words. 1
To communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every student.
- Every student should have the opportunity to know Jesus Christ personally.
- Our schools are our mission field.
- Prayer is at the heart of reaching our schools for Christ.
- The Bible is our sole guide.
- The local church is vital to a student's spiritual life.
- To reach every student, Christians must cooperate and have respect for each other.
There are many different ways to reach students on our campuses, but they all have the same goal. 3
Loving students with an unconditional (agape) love. God created everyone special.
Taking the initiative in evangelism, sharing Christ with students. We never know if we’ll have another opportunity.
Making it our goal to help reach out to every student on our campuses. Every student matters!
Giving every Christian a chance to be discipled. Growing Christians make a difference.
Teaching the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how to walk in His power. That’s the way to make it happen "24/7."
Helping students reach other students. The best person to reach a student is another student.
Getting students involved in local churches. Logs pulled away from the fire quickly lose their flame.
Working with other Christian groups at our schools. A lot of hands make the work lighter—and more fun. 5
Our Covenant is a covenant to pursue a relationship with Christ that leads us to reach this generation with the Gospel.
Believing God has a special destiny and mission for us and this generation, we take this challenge, relying on the Holy Spirit.
We join young people and youth workers across our country to pray for a spiritual awakening, and to help take the message of Christ to every school and every young person.
Because Jesus loves me and I love Him, I will:
Commit myself to a love relationship with Jesus Christ...through praying, studying His Word, and allowing His Spirit to lead me each day. Matthew 22:36-38
Honor Christ in my moral life... my thoughts, words, actions and relationships. 1 Timothy 4:12
Respect my parents and all authorities in my life...with love, honor and obedience. Ephesians 6:1-3 Romans 13:1
Involve myself in encouraging and uniting with other Christians ... regardless of race or social status. Hebrews 10:24-25
Seek God through prayer...asking Him daily to bring spiritual awakening to my generation. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Take the message of Christ to my school and world... by praying, living and witnessing so that every student has the opportunity to know Christ. Acts 1:8. 4