The Wesley Campus Ministry at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill cast a bold vision in its proposal:
To change their culture of evangelism from static to dynamic and to deepen their commitment to a culture of call
Under the leadership of Rev. Ryan Spurrier, this project re-engenders within the Wesley Campus Ministry a culture of the call by:
- An increased presence on campus
- Fostering a culture of invitation, and
- Re-envisioning worship, retreats, and small groups to speak directly to students’ spiritual needs and help them connect their faith to a faithful life
The grant has helped lead students into transformative, personal relationships with Jesus Christ – relationships characterized by following in the way of Jesus in every aspect of their lives. It is not enough to grow the campus ministry’s membership, rather the program forms and shapes an ever-growing number of students by teaching them to think theologically and passionately about issues facing the Church and the world. These students will be prepared to serve as Christian leaders in all vocations, both clergy and lay, leading others in the same evangelistic formation they receive.