What is Ratio Christi?
Ratio Christi (Latin for ‘The Reason of Christ’) is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. Bringing together faith and reason to establish the intellectual voice of Christ in the University, Ratio Christi is planting student and faculty-led apologetics clubs at universities around the world.
WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER CAMPUS MINISTRY?
We’re Losing Ground.
Many American colleges and universities were founded as Christian thought centers. Today, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, and others are openly hostile to Christians. Students are taught that Christianity is a backwards superstition for intellectual light-weights. Professors mock and challenge their students’ faith. And students don’t think they have a faith worth fighting for.
of Students Leave Their Faith During College.
Students are arriving at college unprepared for the objections from their professors and fellow students. Some of these students return to their faith.
Most do not.
THE RATIO CHRISTI SOLUTION
Apologetics + Evangelism
Our campus ministry teams are specially trained to combat the objections that are pulling Christian youth away from the Church.
Evangelism. We are evangelistic at heart. Our goal is to share the Gospel on every college campus.
Training. Our campus teams train Christian students to answer the objections that they hear.
Debate. If needed, we will fight against the world views that oppose Christianity and actively fight to pull Christians away.
Fellowship. We’re just as quick to give a hug as we are to give an argument.
HOW DOES RATIO CHRISTI REACH THE CAMPUS?
On the university campus, the person with the most credentials is seen as the most credible. A PhD philosophy student tends to ignore the wisdom of anyone who has less education than they do. To effectively evangelize on the college campus, the Church needs to send people with advanced education and advanced compassion.
Only Ratio Christi team members are specially trained to evangelize and minister to these difficult cases.
AN APOLOGETICS ALLIANCE
Partnering With Ministries & Churches
Ratio Christi is a special forces ministry. We do our best when we partner with others. Our campus ministry doesn’t replace or compete with any other ministries or churches. We actively seek out connections with RZIM, Cru, Intervarsity, and a number of other parachurch organizations.
Today’s college students are well-read, sophisticated, and intelligent. Ministering to them requires being able to answer the biggest objections to Christianity.
Apologetics isn’t just about winning arguments with atheists and writing research papers.
PASSION FOR THE LOST
Winning an argument with apologetics is useless without being able to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Our team members have a heart to share the Gospel. We want to live out the Great Commission.
JOIN THE FIGHT
Become a Chapter Director
Do you want to help students love God with all their hearts and minds? You don’t have to be an expert theologian to join Ratio Christi. Find out more about leading a chapter at a local college or university by clicking below.
KEEP THE MISSION ALIVE
Make a Difference: Donate
Want to help share the Gospel on college campuses but don’t want to lead a chapter? Support Ratio Christi missionaries by donating to Ratio Christi today. Even a few dollars helps our chapter directors to spend more time in the field sharing Christ with university and college students.