what we do
RUF's ministry operates through three main channels:
One on Ones
Group is our most visible activity and usually the easiest way
for you to get involved with the ministry. The evening consists of a
time of singing and worship ending with a message from Scripture, all
in a non-threatening atmosphere. This is usually the place where you or your friends can find out more details about the ministry of RUF and how they
can become more involved.
2. In any given semester, we offer several Small Group Bible Studies. These groups are very informal in design and give you the chance to look deeper into a topic as well as build deep friendships with other students. This is also an area where you have the opportunity to develop the skills of leading others and ministering to peers in a structured context if you are interested. These are generally organized around a a specific book of the Bible, a particular topic of interest, or a relevant book study.
3. RUF's commitment to reaching and equipping means that one-on-one meetings is a vital part of our ministry. This time is usually spent getting to know each other personally, investing in on-going discipleship, dealing with specific personal issues or struggles, and addressing any crisis counseling that might arise during your development during college.
There are other things that we do...
At least a
during the year, RUF is committed to getting out of town and gathering
with other Christians for student conferences. Fall Conference, Spring
Break Missions, and Summer Conference are all possible opportunities for
students to get more involved, grow and serve.
If you read all of the above, you might think we're serious all the time. Not true. We try to have times throughout the semester when we hang out, go out to eat, watch movies, grill out, play games, take road trips (camping or even skiing), etc. This is a part of college - making friends, talking, and enjoying each other.