College and university students are heading back to classes this month . . .and campus ministry leaders need your help to connect those students with programs, conversations and space where they can ask questions about faith and life as they learn and grow.
Presbytery of Lake Michigan members are encouraged to refer students from their congregations and communities to campus ministry leaders by:
- Contacting leaders with one of the four campus ministries serving students within the Presbytery of Lake Michigan.
United Campus Christian Fellowship/ True North
Serving students at Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Grand Rapids Community College. Contact Nancy Janisch via email@example.com or at (616) 710-1605. More information available at https://truenorthonline.org/
United Campus Ministry
Serving students at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Contact the Rev. Kathleen Robertson King via firstname.lastname@example.org or at (269) 387-2560. More information available at https://www.ucmkalamazoo.org/
UKirk @ MSU
Serving students at Michigan State University, Lansing Community College and in the greater Lansing area. Contact Neil Myer via email@example.com or at (517) 897-1482. More information available at https://www.ukirkmsu.org/
New Life Korean in Lansing
Serving Korean students and others at Michigan State University in Lansing and around the world. Contact the Rev. John Won via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or at (517) 899-9532. More information available at http://www.kpcel.com/
Don’t know any college or university students to refer? There are still ways you can help the campus ministries encourage and help students grow.
- Pray – Hold the work of all the campus ministries in prayer at regular intervals.
- Contribute – All four campus ministry programs received shared mission dollars from the Presbytery of Lake Michigan. It is important to note, however, that these funds do not supply the total financial needs of these programs. Therefore, presbytery leaders encourage local congregations and individuals to also support campus ministries in addition to their shared mission giving to the presbytery.
- Encourage – Contact a campus ministry near you to see if there are ways that you or your congregation could be involved with activities. These might include collecting supplies, volunteering during events or sending care packages with encouraging notes to the students.