Global Campus Ministries is a ministry of the the Global Missions division of the United Pentecostal Church. Our purpose is to spread the gospel to students around the globe.
Each of us labor together for the evangelism of our world, in whatever way we can. Campus ministry is an area of evangelism that we must take advantage of during these last days.
Reaching students is a valid Biblical ministry that opens up doors for the Gospel, present and future. Paul himself is a great example of this in Acts 19:9-10:
“But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.” “And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.”
FACT: More than 80% of all those being converted to Evangelical Christianity around the world today are between the ages of 18 to 24 years of age.
The reasons are varied but what is clear is that young people are responding to the Gospel around the world and our most effective evangelism is focused on this age group.
There are two main objectives that this ministry provides:
The first is reaching students, faculty and staff with the Gospel. These students are future leaders as well as future business people and will be a great blessing to the church now and in the future. Presently there are missionaries who are the direct result of evangelism that was done on universities in different countries. There also are countries with active churches where missionaries from North America cannot go as a result of these students receiving the Gospel and returning to their countries to share it.
The second is providing needed fellowship, support and training to Pentecostal students while they attend college. Thank the Lord, our churches and works overseas are advancing and we are seeing many of our people blessed beyond measure. As our works advance, many more of our youth are attending institutions of higher learning. Many times, our own Pentecostal Students are lost during their years of study due to the heavy bombardment of anti-biblical teachings that dominate most classrooms. Through fellowship, training and providing a means of sharing their faith, we can change these danger years into productive growth years for our Pentecostal youth. We must move them from a defensive stance to an offensive one. We must change their mentality from thinking of themselves as the world’s “mission field” to one of viewing themselves as the “missionary” to their campus. “Greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world.”
An evangelism focus is a major key to this mentality change. Fellowship alone without evangelism only grieves the Holy Spirit in us. He filled us to make us witnesses in the entire world, which includes college and university students, faculty and staff in all nations of the world.