The college campus has always occupied a sentimental, special place in our hearts. It was the season during which so many of us felt the first stirrings of faith roar to life, when an alternative vision for how life could be lived was embodied–not by characters on a page, but by real people with whom we could laugh, cry, talk and journey. In college many of us were captivated by the vision and possibility of actually living out the Bible. And we were amazed to discover that doing so was filled with joy, freedom, and abundance when done with fellow believers.

This story compels many of us to return to our college campuses and invite successive generations of college students to find the same treasure of the gospel; and hopefully to find the gospel with the same wonder and joy that first beckoned us. No matter the context, however, college campuses or in our communities, we’re inspired by Jesus who has called us to connect people to the gospel. Witness and celebrate life transformation. See Christ become a living presence and reality in the lives of believers. And this, at the core of our vision, for every believer: See that a lifetime commitment to ministry is an available, compelling, and Christ-worthy cause for which we can give our lives. We believe a faith community armed with this vision for themselves can take the gospel to the ends of the earth. (Genesis 12:1)