The vision that God has given to us is to see that each college campus in the United States is evangelized by a local church in its area by establishing an on-campus ministry that is recognized by the school.
How will this happen?
Nehemiah 2:18 “Let us rise up and build”
As we view our land, the walls are torn down and the gates are burned with fire. The younger generation of our land is being destroyed. Sixty to seventy percent are dropping out of church between the age of 18-22. We are currently reaching .00001% of the college population! Morality is rapidly declining. Suicide, alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity are running rampant. Our future is in great danger. So what do we do? We rise up and build! Nehemiah did not have the resources, time, or talent to undertake the massive job to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, but he accomplished the task in record time. How? Everyone took responsibility for their section of wall and began to build. How can we recapture our universities for Christ? If one church in each college town will take responsibility for their college campus by establishing an on-campus ministry recognized by the school, then the walls can be quickly rebuilt and the percentage of students we are reaching can rise drastically.
As the need stands now, workers are needed to assist churches in this work. We need a person (missionary, pastor, layman) as a regional director in each of the ten regions of the United States taking responsibility for their region. They will pray for and assist churches to reach the colleges in their region. As God raises up more laborers, we envision a worker in each of the fifty states taking responsibility for their specific state ensuring that each college campus is evangelized by a church in its area. If there is no church in a specific college town, a church plant will be necessary to reach that college campus. Collegians for Christ is established and structured to facilitate missionaries and workers in each of these areas.
Here are the current needs for laborers:
- Workers (laymen, church staff, or missionary) to start and grow a ministry on their local college campus.
- A traveling missionary/campus evangelist that goes from campus to campus witnessing to students on campus in the free-speech area. This person would find and connect with a local church in order to take workers out on campus to witness with him/her. This will give the church a burden for the campus and allow a regional director to step in and set-up a full-time ministry.
- Workers that have established and run a campus ministry to step up to regional director of a region of the U.S. to assist local churches to reach every school in that region.
- Missionaries/laypeople with a burden to reach the international students studying in America. A missionary could be placed at a school with a large international student population or placed at a school with a large concentration of a particular people group.