Work for RUF
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) exists to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve. As the Campus Ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America our vision is to equip college students during their most formative years, preparing them to sustain and grow the church for years to come. We seek to engage and disciple the next generation of leaders so that when they graduate, they enter the world bolstered by Gospel truth, ready to live as servant-leaders in their churches, jobs, families and communities.
Our hope is to extend the Gospel of Christ through the following ministries:
Serving approximately 18,000 college students on over 155 campuses in the United States
Serving International students attending American universities on over 20 campuses
Serving college students on 7 International campuses across the world
A Mission that Matters
College is a marketplace of ideas. For millions of students, it’s a time when their beliefs are challenged, new perspectives are encountered, and major life decisions are made. This is where RUF shows up. Ministry staff head to campus each day to love students, teach the scriptures, and build communities that embody Christ’s love. The impact of RUF stretches beyond the college years; it prepares students to love Jesus for a lifetime.
A Place You Are Cared For
Let’s face it — ministry can be a tough road. In RUF, we proactively push back on the tendencies that can leave ministers feeling isolated or exhausted. Whether it’s the life-giving community you have with fellow RUF staff or the shepherding provided by internal departments, we want our staff to experience the care we seek to bring to college students. As one Campus Minister put it, “Even on my hardest days, I know I am not alone.”
A Place You Can Grow
RUF is a place where you can exercise your ministry gifts as you grow personally and professionally. To equip and refresh our staff, we gather twice a year for week-long trainings where Campus Ministers and Staff have the opportunity to learn in a community that does ministry together. Campus Ministers and Staff spend time with their peers, reflecting on themselves and their ministry work, as well as spend time in formal trainings where experts help them think practically and theologically about ministry. Our goal is to provide the support that each member of our ministry staff needs in order to approach this job from a place of spiritual and professional health.
How to work for ruf
We believe that God is at work renewing all things. We embrace our need for Christ, the authority of Scripture, and the mission of the church to reach all people with the hope of the Gospel. This motivates our hearts for God and our love for college students.
Interested in learning more about ministry on the college campus or what it’s like to work for RUF?
We’ll be visiting seminaries throughout the year and would love to meet you! Join our staff for a one-to-one conversation, lunch on campus, or a casual evening gathering.