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
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”