Planting the Future

TOMORROW’S CHURCH

RUF’s University Church Initiative (UCI) seeks to plant churches alongside new RUF ministries in university towns and cities. This initiative grew organically before it had a name, as former RUF campus ministers moved on to plant churches in their “native habitat” (university towns from San Jose, California to Burlington, Vermont), often partnering with an ordained campus minister to establish a new RUF work.

Reaching new communities

RUF’s University Church Initiative (UCI) seeks to plant churches alongside new RUF ministries in university towns and cities. This initiative grew organically before it had a name, as former RUF campus ministers moved on to plant churches in their “native habitat” (university towns from San Jose, California to Burlington, Vermont), often partnering with an ordained campus minister to establish a new RUF work. The core of this initiative— campus ministers reaching students and new church communities welcoming, feeding and loving them—reflects the strength of RUF’s commitment to connect students to the local church. RUF’s University Church Initiative aims to extend this symbiotic partnership to university centers throughout the US and abroad.

LOVE FOR THE CHURCH

Centered on and shaped by the gospel, RUF’s University Church Initiative is rooted in a love for the local church as the community where we encounter the risen Christ and learn to follow him into our various callings—serving and loving our neighbors as Jesus’ hands and feet to the world. UCI church plants and RUF ministries will seek to reflect a deep theological and cultural engagement with their particular PLACE through serving, listening to and loving its PEOPLE, bringing the transforming power of the gospel to bear in word and deed with PATIENCE. We believe the gospel proclaimed and lived is all creation’s hope for flourishing, justice and peace in this world and the world to come.

Interested candidates (for church planting or RUF ministries) should contact Tom Cannon at tom.cannon@ruf.org.

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