Students in our churches are often ill-prepared for the challenges to their faith that they experience in college. Some of these students are able to wrestle with these challenges and make their faith their own. However, most do not.
We’re On a Mission
Ratio Christi’s wants to keep students strong in their faith so they can withstand the challenges they face as they go out into the world. We do this in three ways.
Arm Students With Reasons to Follow Christ
We bring faith and logic together to give students thought-out for following Jesus Christ. Our goal is to help Christians work through their doubts, and ultimately share Christ with their peers.
Equip Professors with Tools to Share Their Faith
With the right encouragement, resources, and platform, professors can share their own faith with the students around them and be a light within their spheres of influence. We help provide these tools.
Plant University Clubs Around the World
University students are questioning purpose, faith, and identity. Our nationwide clubs provide a safe place to ask apologetics questions (and give leaders resources to tackle them with confidence).
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.
A Local Movement
Ratio Christi makes a big impact in many local communities in countries across the world. Locally, Ratio Christi:
Hosts on-campus Christian apologetics clubs and outreach events
Participates in community service projects
Trains students to evangelize on their campuses
Offers fellowship, mentoring, networking and training for professors
Helps church staff and pastors prepare kids for college
Starts high school mentoring groups to arm students for college
Supports local churches with any speaking and teaching needs
A Worldwide Effort
Ratio Christi is a worldwide organization. Throughout the world, Ratio Christi:
Hosts national intellectual gatherings that unite differing people groups
Mobilizes theologians and thoughtful Christians to support & influence worldwide church matters
Produces apologetics resources for ministers/pastors, students & families
Provides resources to Ratio Christi university clubs
Offers hands-on apologetics training events that go beyond the classroom
Remotely supports missionaries in Christian-hostile regions
Hosts nationwide internship program to provide apologetics training
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
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. Ratio Christi is a special forces ministry. We do our best when we partner with others.
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.