EVERY NATION CAMPUS MINISTRIES
WHY THE CAMPUS?
Throughout history, movements have published manifestos to encapsulate and communicate their mission. Most movements’ have failed and been forgotten. Others, like the Communist Manifesto, and the Humanist Manifesto, have literally changed the world. Several decades ago, Rice Broocks penned the Campus Manifesto, stating the reasons we must reach the campus. Here’s an updated version of Every Nation’s Campus Manifesto, which has the potential to change the world.
“For Every Nation leaders and Every Nation churches, campus ministry is not an option, it’s a calling.”
(Every Nation President)
THE FUTURE LEADERS ARE ON CAMPUS TODAY
Virtually all of the world’s presidents, prime ministers, senators, members of parliaments, bankers, lawyers, judges, teachers, doctors, and business leaders have passed through the college and university system. In every critical aspect of a nation’s culture, the campus is where we find the future influencers.
MAJOR MOVEMENTS, BAD OR GOOD, START ON THE CAMPUS
From spiritual revival to political revolution, the campus gives birth to change. Marxism, atheism, feminism, and practically every other “ism” that spread around the world at one time started as a tiny seed on the university campus.
THE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO BECOME CHRISTIANS DO SO AS STUDENTS
Countless studies continue to confirm that most people surrender to Christ before their twenty-fifth birthday. This hits close to home. Many of our current leaders responded to the gospel before their twenty-fifth birthday.
THE VALUES ON CAMPUS BECOME THE VALUES IN SOCIETY
The philosophy, morality, and ethics taught by professors on university campuses slowly but surely work their way into public policy, media, and education. Those ideas and values become preserved for decades through legislation, education, music, movies, literature, and media.
WHEN WE REACH A STUDENT, WE REACH A FAMILY
Moms, dads, brothers, and sisters are often impacted by the stories from students who return home with a changed life. The New Testament pattern of church growth showed entire families turning to Christ. That hasn’t changed. One weekend home visit from a student transformed by the gospel can start a spiritual chain reaction that impacts every member of their family.
To find a Campus Ministry near you, please refer to the Church and Campus Directory
For more information on Campus Ministries, please contact Carol Mkhize
Tel: +27 11 327 6411