Michael Goodlin, Campus Minister at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA writes: "A senior leader who has been a part of the ministry since his freshman year, was shocked. In the midst of isolation, separation, and meetings over Zoom, he described how the Holy Spirit worked to illuminate the passage and watched as the LORD applied… Continue reading Fall Outreach IS Happening – Praise God with Us!
Enjoy this GIF of the growth of RUF by our Midwest Area Coordinator, Michael Gordon!
2020 HAS BEEN A WILD RIDE TO SAY THE LEAST! So far we have survived a pandemic, riots, an economic collapse, school closures, the cancellation of everything, masks, church closures and virtual worship and so much more. 2020 is not at all what I imagined it would be, but through it all I always believed… Continue reading Encouragement from Delaware State
In campuses across the nation, students have returned to class in some form. Some are in person, some are hybrid, and many are fully online as universities continue to make adjustments. As the fall classes begin in earnest, we are reminded that God has been faithful this past year, is faithful today, and will be… Continue reading Reflection, Update, and Vision
Are you ready? Students are returning to campus now - well, some are. Universities are scrambling to restart, educate and protect students, and stay financially solvent. RUF ministers, staff, and students are finding hundreds of ways to insert themselves into the chaos to invite students into our ministry. We need your prayers! Stamina! Welcome Weeks… Continue reading Welcome Weeks are Now Upon Us!
As the new guy coming into RUF, I was both excited and eager to learn as much as I could from this staff retreat. I was thankful to have gleaned a lot from our training discussions, especially considering how COVID-19 will impact ministry for a lot of us. There were many things that were insightful, but it… Continue reading Staff Training Reflection – Joey Barnet
We hoped all to fly to Dallas for RUF July Staff Training and all the arrangements were made. But the closer we got to July, the more it seemed like this might not be a good idea. Instead of Staff Training all in one place, we adopted a three-part approach: Cover specific topics that new… Continue reading Staff Training in the Pandemic
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