And be very, very wary of a campus ministry that seems to resent the time you spend with your church as ‘competing’ with their ministry. -Russell Moore
I am curious to see what everyone thinks about this article by Dr. Moore. I am really thankful for college ministries. Both of my sisters are heavily involved in BCM and RUF at their colleges, and it’s exciting to hear about the great work that is going on there. However, it would be a detriment to their Christian lives if they were not also involved at local churches. I say that having spent three church-deprived years of my life doing campus ministry. Was there fruit and value in it? Yes. But was there also an incredible emptiness in my life, living a Christian life outside of a local congregation? Yes, as well. Even if college is a temporary place in life, Christians still need to be active members of local churches. That should be the first priority before any other ministries are added on. What do some of you other former RAs, SLDs, Prayer Leaders, etc. think?