Tuesday, May 02, 2006
RUF is coming!
RUF stands for "Reformed University Fellowship," and it's coming to the University of Central Florida this fall! I'm really excited about that, for several reasons: 1) Its mission is to reach and equip college students to know Christ and serve His church; 2) it's not just another campus ministry; it's a ministry led by an ordained PCA pastor serving under the oversight of presbytery and designed to feed students into the local church; 3) the national RUF leadership gives the campus minister some excellent training; 4) RUF has a track record of equipping people who go on to serve the Kingdom as business leaders and entrepreneurs, homemakers, moms & dads, missionaries, pastors, elders, deacons, teachers, lawyers, doctors, and leaders in many other fields; and 5) last but not least, I like the man our RUF Committee has selected as the candidate for campus minister at UCF a LOT ... my good friend, Ande Johnson!
Our denomination has put RUF chapters on over 100 campuses in the US, including four campuses in Florida. So today, Central Florida Presbytery gave its official stamp of approval for starting RUF at the University of Central Florida this coming fall. If anyone out there can donate money to help get RUF up and running strong, that would be great. Send your donation to RUF, 1700 North Brown Road, Suite 104, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Be sure to put "UCF" on the memo line of your check. If you want to know more about RUF, check out their website: www.ruf.org.