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
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
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
As of this fall I will be the mom of two sons in college. (I can't believe I just wrote that.) I love my boys, and I bet together we'd agree there's not much we wouldn't do for our kids--especially when it comes to their health, well-being, and survival.
As we prepare our kids to go out into the big, bad world each day, let me ask you a pointed question? How much do we do to help prepare them for their spiritual health, well-being and, yes, survival? More
The Campus Renewal Ministry mission excites me: “to create and catalyze united movements that transform college campuses for Christ. By bringing students, campus ministries, and local churches together in prayer and evangelism, we strengthen the influence of the Body of Christ on campus."
Of late, I’ve been captivated by my readings on the role of the college... More
“For nearly a hundred years the Church in America observed a day of united prayer for God to awaken and revive our colleges. At a time when the spiritual needs of our nation and world are so great, and so many are calling for more student prayer, is there any reason why this historic day of prayer should not continue?” (From the CDOP website.) One of the most strategic ways our new... More
Working for two campus-related ministries and being the mom of a college student, I read a lot of research, hear a lot of reports and am all too aware of how precariously close we are to having the voice of truth, reason and Christianity silenced on campus. It’s time for the body of Christ to speak up. The college campus is key in how the Christian worldview will be heard in the marketplace. And it will take all of us--from campus ministries, to churches and parachurch ministries, to... More
I recently had the privilege of being one of four Ratio Christi women who were asked to speak during the first-ever online women's apologetics conference! Women Equipping Women was held on Oct. 24 and 25, 2014 and was sponsored by Anthanatos Ministries.
As the Director of Boosters, RC’s grassroots support and promotional network, and a member of Moms in Prayer International, I have a great desire for introducing moms to apologetics so they can better train... More
When you think of a high school or collegiate booster club, you likely think of an organization formed to support an associated club, team or organization. The clubs can be run and organized by parents of students in the organization or by fans at colleges. The club typically develops support for the student program by coordinating events and raising funds. RC Boosters is Ratio Christi's version of a booster club. It is a campaign for involving people in our ministry who support ou... More