Often when students leave home to attend college, we see them less and less at church. There are occasional sightings when they return for holidays and weekend breaks, but how can your students stay connected to the church while at college? Many colleges have student fellowships that offer such opportunities. The Presbyterian Student Fellowship, Presbyterian Campus Ministry, or the like are available on many college campuses. These groups serve as a community of Presbyterian students who come together at least once a week to study scripture, share thoughts and experiences, and maybe a meal. They serve as a Christian support system away from one’s home church. Each fellowship/ministry is staffed by a Presbyterian minister who connects with young adults during these transitional years. And, according to the CP’s who are connected with these ministries, it’s also a lot of fun!
To find a list of Presbyterian Student Fellowships, visit UKirk website. This list is constantly being updated, so if you don’t find one where the youth from your church are attending college, check back again soon.