Mark Twain said it best: if you can make your mark here then you’ve made it, you’ve arrived. And every year, nearly a million college students from around the globe come here to chase that dream. If you’re one of them, you know that NYC is a great place to learn, grow, and build your future. But it can also be cutthroat, chaotic, and lonely. 

In the midst of that, RUF City Campus is a diverse community of students learning together how the extraordinary life of Jesus changes us for the better. Together we build friendships, serve our city, seek answers to our doubts and questions, worship God, and study the Bible. We hope you find us to be a safe place to be in process, whether you identify as a Christian or not.

We go to various schools across New York City, including (but not limited to) New York University (NYU), The New School, City College, Fordham University, The Juilliard School, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Pace University, School of Visual Arts, and The King's College. All are welcome!


City Wide Worship

Wednesdays at 8:30pm

NYU Kimmel Center

See @rufcitycampus on instagram for up-to-date locations // After Party to follow every week!

Service Night

4th Wednesday of the month

Graffiti Church // Lower East Side

Email staff to sign up

Uptown Co-ed Small Group

Sundays at 2pm

UWS (Morgan's Apartment)

Downtown Ladies Small Group

Mondays at 7:30pm


Downtown Guys Small Group

Fridays at 3:30pm

GCASL 484 

Additional Resources

For other events and details, please visit today!

Matthew Terrell

Matt hails from Atlanta, GA and is happily married to Megan. They have three children - Eliot, Zoey and Margaret. After graduating from Clemson University, Matt worked in the business world for a year and a half before moving to St. Louis where he and Megan both earned graduate degrees in theology. Before moving to New York they lived and worked in Birmingham, AL. Though now living in the Concrete Jungle, Matt still loves being active outdoors - fly fishing, hiking, exploring. But his favorite hobby is food. He has carefully curated his favorite places to eat hamburgers, donuts, and ice cream in NYC and would love for you to join him on a food adventure!

Madeline Francis

Maddie is from Orlando, FL. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Literature. She is determined to give Jimmy Fallon a high-five during her time in NYC. She has lived in New York since 2015 and she would love for you to explore the city with her.

Abbey Slater

Abbey studied Secondary Education and English at the University of Rhode Island (no, it’s not technically an island). She loves East Coast beaches, F. Scott Fitzgerald and spicy Mexican food. In her free time, you’ll likely find her at the rock gym, tossing around a frisbee or out for a run. She is constantly hunting for the best coffee this city has to offer so if you have any suggestions, do share!