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Correcting our Vision: Changing How We See our College Students.
(This is the next part in my series "The Top 10 Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus." This entry focuses on what the church can do from the home front while students are away at school.)
I’ll never forget the first ti... More
This interview was conducted and written by Ryan Huxley, a member of the RC Boosters team. Read more about Ryan here.
This interview was conducted and written by Ryan Huxley who is part of our Ratio Christi Boosters network. Read more about Ryan here.
Anthony Wilcox is a software engineer specializing in Cloud and mobile applications. He recently spoke at a church event where he provided valuable suggestions to help protect children from harmful content associated with the Internet and social media. As ... More
(This is way number four in the blog series The Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus.)
Pray for them. Strategically. Seriously. Scripturally. Intentionally. Intelligently. And with other moms.*
And yes, while you can do it alone, while you can do it informally with oth... More
Ratio Christi's VP of Operations Michael F Bossman, RC Chapter Director Conor Anderson from San Diego State University, and graduating student Evan Young from our North Carolina College Prep outreach were interviewed on Educate For Life's streaming internet program with EFL's host and creator Kevin Conover.
The lively video conversation encompassed RC's vision and purpose, discrimination of Christian students in academia, and how apologetics training can add s... More
In my series on “Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus,” I’m serving up way number three: Develop or reinforce the basic spiritual disciplines of Bible Study and prayer.
It's doubtful parents would send their kids to college without a meal plan. Are we as diligent to help set up a spiritual meal plan? Once that dorm room key is issued, there will be no more spoon... More
It's a faith-building booster shot called apologetics.
In my blog series The Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus, I proposed that way number two was building confidence for the truth and evidence of Christianity and a biblical worldview through the study of apologetics. Let’s delve in... More
In my blog post “Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus,” I promised individual posts on each way with resources and action steps to help you accomplish spiritual preparation. Here’s number one.
I remember it like it was yesterday--the first Sunday I woke up in my... More
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. More
This blog series is based on a talk given at the No Pat Answers Annual Conference in NJ in April 2016. In this series I'll explore a historical mandate, a biblical mandate, and a statistical mandate for why the church should care about the college campus and suggest two key ways the church can get involved. And if you’re thinking, “I don’t have college students, so this doesn’t apply to me,” think again. We are all part of the Body of Christ and we shou... More
In part one of this series, we looked at the important role college has in influencing culture for good or bad, how the first universities were profoundly affected by their intimate connection with the church, and how that connection has been severed. In part 2, we’ll explore how church-led prayer movements positively impacted the campus an... More
Over the past fifteen years, I have been involved with one or all of the following—prayer ministry for kids and schools, studying apologetics, specific prayer ministry for the college campus, and working for a campus apologetics ministry. In addition, I now have two college kids of my own. Through all this, I believe God has given me a unique view of the intersection of prayer and apologetics.
In the first three parts of this blog post, we considered historical, biblica... More
In Part 4 of this five-part series on the College Church Connection, we explored the first and foundational action the church can take to help our college students. That is to pray intentionally and strategically for them and the campus culture. In this final part of the series, we'll explore the role adults and apologetic... More
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 Eng... More
Ratio Christi is proud to introduce our readership to Natasha Crain’s book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help them Build a Lasting Faith. Released by Harvest House within the last few days of February 2016, it comes at a time when we are seeing young people walk away from church and their Christian faith in larger numbers than ever. Keeping kids on God’s side is of course a main purpose of Ratio Christi, so partnering with Crain on promotin... More
The Collegiate Day of Prayer, Thursday, February 25. (Adapted from the Collegiate Day of Prayer website with thanks to Dave Smithers.)
One day. February 25, 2016. The Collegiate Day of Prayer. 4,706 colleges and universities in America. 21 million students. 1.5 million professors.
One example. In the 1800s, evangelist D. L. Moody called on 300 moms to pray for college students who had been resistant to his message. M... More
View a graphic report of what God has accomplished this year through your participation, giving, and prayers this year! More
In 2013, the National Day of Prayer Task Force expanded its mission with the launch of the Pray for America (P4A) Bus Tour to mobilize prayer among Americans.
Mostly known for creating the once-per-year Day of Prayer in the month of May, the National Task Force’s P4A Bus Tour has led prayer groups in 43 states and 500 communities, impacting 130,000 people with 9,000 decisions for Christ. The 2015 theme... More