Posted by: Justin Wallace | February 2, 2011

Why Campus Ministry? :: Tim Hudson

Why campus ministry?

Because the college campus is the place in our society where boys become men and girls become women.

Because between freshman year and graduation, students wrestle with every decision imaginable.

Because the choices college students make will shape not only their lives but the world we live in.

Because campus ministry is all about guiding students to include Jesus in their decision making.

College students are faced with lots of decisions to make:

  • Lifestyles: to drink? to have sex? to abstain? to binge-purge? indulge? Experiment
  • Career:  selecting majors – changing majors, graduate school, internships, choosing employers, locating in cities.
  • Spiritual: whether to – believe in God, commit to Jesus, investigate other religions, or to ridicule from the sidelines.
  • Relationships: boyfriends, girlfriends, same sex – different sex, parents, marriage, living together, sex, pregnancy, abortion.

Why campus ministry?

Because without it students have to navigate these decisions without any spiritual direction or encouragement. Doesn’t it make sense to have a ministry that targets college students, with the intent of guiding them during this major decision making time of life.

Why campus ministry?

Because the college years come during that small window of time when individuals are most open to changing their ideas, beliefs and worldview.

Why campus ministry? Go ask any of the thousands of UGACCF alums or any of the millions of alums of campus ministry worldwide and that question will change to “How can we get more campus ministries started?”

*Today’s post, by Tim Hudson, is part of a blog series titled “Why Campus Ministry?“. Why do we give our lives to this profession, this people group, this thing called Campus Ministry? Why do we do what we do? What drives us? What keeps us going? Why college students? Why the University campus? Here’s the catch…each post must be 200 words or less.



  1. thank you. this was a refreshing reflection today.

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