Building the Continuum

Supporting Formation and Vocation in The Episcopal Church

Campus Ministry: Talking Points

from the networks involving Episcopal Campus Ministries and Chaplains

Starting from a “zero base,” we consider the following support from The Episcopal Church’s budget to be vital:

  • A budget sufficient for a staff person whose responsibility is visioning, advocacy, and coordination for campus ministry throughout the Episcopal Church.
  • The resources (financial and technical) to know as much as possible what our several campus ministries in all of their variety are at any given time, and to maintain contact information available to that staff person, to one another, and to students who are seeking connection with our campus ministries.
  • The resources necessary to work with campus ministries “on the ground” on at least a provincial level, on issues of evangelism, creative liturgy, and best practices.
  • The resources necessary to organize an annual conference for Episcopal campus ministers, with meaningful programming.
  • The resources, information, and background necessary to offer training to new campus ministers at such a conference.
  • The resources necessary for provincial coordinators to consult together and to offer annual gatherings of both chaplains and students at a provincial or regional level. Dioceses should of course participate with funding and resources for this as well.
  • Funding for campus ministry start ups.  We would suggest that dioceses should commit funding for a period of years as a condition of receiving this money.

Why is Campus Ministry important to the life of young adults as well as the future of the Church? Read “A National Study of Collge Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose” from Spirituality in Higher Education from UCLA.

Download a pdf of these Talking Points to share with your bishops and deputies as they prepare to attend General Convention.

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