Serving those who serve our college students and campus communities
'Reaching, Loving Teaching'
"Reaching, Loving Teaching" is a student-produced video series high-lighting PC(USA) collegiate ministries around the country. These videos focus on PC(USA) congregations that are living out the vision of reaching, loving and teaching college students to be lie-long followers of Jesus Christ.
New direction for Collegiate Ministries
UKIRK (Meaning University Church) was introduced at the 220th General Assembly (2012). Watch the video that played at a standing room only luncheon.
Faith meets action for Big Tent young adults
‘Pathways’ group helps convert bus stop into community greenhouse
By Jessica Reid
Indianapolis - About five miles away from the excitement of Big Tent on the afternoon of July 1, a small group of Presbyterians worked with picks, shovels and wheel barrels to dig a hole about six inches deep, eight feet wide, and 20 feet long. The area will eventually serve as the floor of a greenhouse made from an old bus stop shelter.
“There’s no grocery store here, so all the people around here have is unhealthy or processed food,” Jordan Akin, a college student from Little Rock, AR, said. “So, this is important and I wanted to help.”
Learn about the new Collegiate Ministries task force
Overture 102 passed by 219th General Assembly in Minneapolis not only re-established an office dedicated to Collegiate Ministries, it also called for a strategic and sustainable plan to be developed for collegiate ministries in the PC(USA). The overture itself was a testament to the importance of ministry with the college students in our denomination. The ease in which it passed through committee and assembly was an affirmation that the people of the PC(USA) also place a high priority on this ministry.
Presbyterian Association for Collegiate and Higher Education Ministries (PACHEM)
Presbyterian Association for Collegiate and Higher Education Ministries (PACHEM) is the name of the organization formed as a result the 2004 Higher Education Summit. It was conceived by the Office of Higher Education of the PC(USA) in response to "Renewing the Commitment," General Assembly Overture 98-63, as an advocacy group. PACHEM has a formal Covenant with the PC(USA).
Presbyterian College Chaplains Association
The Presbyterian College Chaplains Association provide a link between faith and learning, between our Church and our institutions of higher education and between people exploring the meaning of life and the God who is the basis of that meaning.
Higher Education Ministries Arena
The Higher Education Ministries Arena (HEMA) is part of the non-profit corporation, Council for Higher Education Ministries (CHE Ministries, Inc.), the primary structure through which several Protestant denominations work ecumenically to achieve common goals in higher
I am interested in the same thing as Cheryl Brockman. We have a unique, up and coming community college that is growing by leaps and bounds in our small town. Our church has never reached out to the community college people and are interested in engaging them somehow. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I am the United Campus Minister (PCUSA, UMC, DoC & UCC) in Corpus Christi, TX for Texas A&M CC and Del Mar Colleges. 95% of my support comes from the UMC, although the local PCUSA churches started this group 19 years ago. I am looking for grants and training.