If you are the mom of a soon-to-be-college freshman, hang on. You will survive. But the more important question might be—will your child survive spiritually? Even if he or she has checked all the boxes associated with growing up in the church? I have walked in your shoes twice. And so far, my young men are thriving in college and are still striving to walk with Christ. Personally and professionally, I've gained insights I'd like to share with you.
College Prep (High Schools)
In 2013, Ratio Christi announced the initial stages of developing a program for high school students called “Ratio Christi College Prep” (RCCP). Pilot projects were established for a local club format that would concentrate on mentoring youth to face intellectual challenges at the universities. RC College Prep chapters may form in public high schools, Christian high schools, churches, communities, and homes.
Through the prayers of many for this initiative, RCCP has expanded into thirty clubs for high school students with more new ones being added nearly weekly. Mentor training for people who want to develop and lead high school groups is now available. Watch the Upcoming Events section on this page and sign up for our e-mail updates.
Your prayers are still very much needed for this movement so we can help Christian high schoolers move into the college arena with the right answers to hard faith questions! If you would like to help support this vital effort financially, please click on the donate button on the right side of this page.
From the College Prep (High Schools) Blog
Winding through a town north of north and mostly forgotten, I was reminded that New England is all that it's cracked up to be . . . including the roads: potholes and all. The scenic views, rustic streets, and refreshing chill in early May was a reboot of my youth and early married years in New England. But this wasn't just New England. I was in Bangor, Maine for the Why Jesus? 2016 Northern New England Conference on Evidence for Christian Faith.
The small town felt evaporated upon entering the convention center that quickly filled with about 6,300 people. That's not a typo. The proof is in the "pews."
Lee Strobel wrapped up the morning that had started at 8:30 a.m. making a case for the historical Jesus, and Ravi Zacharias brought it home about 9:00 p.m. presenting on "Why Should Anyone Follow a First Century Religious Figure?"
Now, THAT . . . is wicked cool!* And if you are from around here, you know I'm not talking about an evil winter.
News & Notes
The next RCCP Mentor Training is taking place in Madera, CA, July 22nd, 23rd, and... more
If you are interested in hosting one of our mentor training conferences, contact us at... more
The very first mentor training conferences are set! Dates and Locations: 8/29-31 in Murphy N.C;... more