(MNN) — Campus ministry leaders have a tough job and need new ideas. That's where Life Action's Collegiate Impact
ministry helps with the Institute for Campus Revival and Awakening.
Impact director Dave Warn explains, "So many campus
ministers right now are seeing students come to faith here and there, or seen
Bible studies grow or even seen a fairly large movement raised up on a
particular campus. But, many are so longing to see their entire campus
transformed, and that's what's at the heart of the "Institute for Campus
Revival and Awakening.'"
The job sounds simple enough. Campus ministry leaders disciple Christian
students. They, in turn, will influence
the lost on campus. The difficulty comes in presenting the hope of Christ to a
secular academic environment. For
Christian students, their faith and testimony face ridicule, and they're
constantly challenged to reflect the purity and power of God.
Tools of the trade and a little 'how-to' training are what's
needed. Inspiring speakers and breakout
sessions are part of the upcoming Institute, June 20-27, hosted at Yale University
in New Haven, Connecticut.
Why Yale? Many of the Ivy League schools were founded on
Christian principles with an expressed Christian
Warn says since last year's event, "There have been
systemic changes within ministry focusing on the issues of prayer or brokenness
over our sin. [In] seeing God's spirit
released on campus, there's a variety of things that I think are percolating
right now, many of them connected with what the Holy Spirit is doing, many of
them connected to what we're doing at the Institute."
Registration is open, but space is limited to the first 100.
Click here if you want to fill out an application.