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!
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
"In the midst of much uncertainty there remains one supreme certainty: God is in control, Jesus is building His church, and neither Satan nor coronavirus can stand against Him!" Amen! This is still true and will always be true. On Monday RUF leadership announced that our Summer Conference in Florida will be canceled this year.… Continue reading Coronavirus Ministry Update
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
How quickly things change! A few weeks ago RUF ministers and students were deep in campus ministry and preparing for spring break trips. Today most campuses are empty and will remain so for the rest of the semester. Spring breaks have been moved up and lengthened. Many schools are closed for the rest of the… Continue reading Facing the Coronavirus
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