Navigating Chaos as Leaders Workshop

Navigating Chaos as Leaders Workshop

Our country, campus communities, and world are teaming with immense anxiety and fear these days. As people of faith and those in spiritual leadership, how do we navigate the chaos without and within and foster hope, welcome, and peace within ourselves and our faith communities?Join other UKirk Netwo

Worship Resources to Use for College & Young Adult Sunday, August 4th!

Worship Resources to Use for College & Young Adult Sunday, August 4th!

The PC(USA) designates various days on the church calendar for special emphasis. Below are resources for celebrating College and Young Adult Sunday. This Sunday usually falls on the first Sunday of August but can be celebrated whenever your faith community chooses to lift up liturgies of celebration

Monthly Spiritual Direction Group Registration is Open!

Monthly Spiritual Direction Group Registration is Open!

Have you ever needed space during the academic year to stop and breathe? Do you yearn to gather with others who understand the beauty and complexity of campus ministry?All UKirk leaders are invited to join a monthly spiritual direction group. With the guidance of a trained spiritual director, these

Your Voices at the Table Matter

Your Voices at the Table Matter

I just returned from a few days at the 226th General Assembly in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I was overwhelmed (in a good way!) by the sheer number of commissioners and observers who care about and serve the PC(USA). And even as our polity can get complicated and muddy the waters from time to time (Ju

Next UKirk Virtual Gathering is July 11th@2pm Eastern

Next UKirk Virtual Gathering is July 11th@2pm Eastern

The next UKirk Virtual Gathering will be on Thursday, July 11th @ 2 pm Eastern (1 pm Central/Noon Mountain/11am Pacific). Members of the UKirk National Governance and Infrastructure Task Force will be with us, and we’ll have a conversation about ways that UKirk Network Ministries and the national UK

Add Your Ministry to our T-Shirt!

Add Your Ministry to our T-Shirt!

Did you know that higher education ministry is the oldest mission beyond the congregation in the Presbyterian Church, and predates even the founding of our country?*To celebrate this long-standing ministry and promote all of our PC(USA) connected collegiate ministries, UKirk National is making a UKi

A Letter of Support for Overture POL-01

A Letter of Support for Overture POL-01

Siblings in Christ,I write today on behalf of the UKirk Collegiate Ministries Association Board of Directors to share our strong support for the Olympia Overture (POL-01). We believe the overture calls each of us to value the beautiful diversity of the Body of Christ, while also inviting all of us c

Upcoming Opportunities for You and Your Students!

Upcoming Opportunities for You and Your Students!

UKirk National is excited to share the upcoming opportunities for you and your students to find time to Stop, Collaborate with one another, and Listen for God’s voice and guidance as you take the next, most faithful steps in life and ministry.September through May – Monthly Spiritual Direction Group

New Resources!

New Resources!

The work of collegiate ministry is deep and broad, and can often be difficult to explain to congregations, volunteers, and even each generation of student leadership. Not only WHAT we do can vary day to day, but also HOW we do it can change from semester to semester. Yet WHY we do it is deeply groun

Add Your Ministry to our T-Shirt!

Add Your Ministry to our T-Shirt!

Did you know that higher education ministry is the oldest mission beyond the congregation in the Presbyterian Church, and predates even the founding of our country?*To celebrate this long-standing ministry and promote all of our PC(USA) connected collegiate ministries, UKirk National is making a UKi

UKirk E-News May 9, 2024

UKirk E-News May 9, 2024

We have all heard about the protests that have and are taking place on college campuses around the country, many on the campuses you serve. I am proud of the many ways you have born witness in person and online, stood vigil in prayer, embodied a faith that seeks not only to proclaim peace but work f

Last Call!

Last Call!

This is the last call for campus ministers and chaplains connected to the UKirk Network to register for the 2024 National Gathering June 11-14, 2024 at Ferncliff Camp & Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas!Click here to register. To apply for a scholarship, go here.

UKirk E-News, April 25, 2024

UKirk E-News, April 25, 2024

What has been on your to-do list this week? Lead bible study? Create worship liturgy? Meet with student leaders?What about: Buy balloons? Take students to Coffee? Make a meal? Fundraise? Do a well check on a student? Counsel someone struggling with their faith? Pray? Look up t-shirt canons online? B

UKirk National Gathering Deadline of April 26th Fast Approaching!

UKirk National Gathering Deadline of April 26th Fast Approaching!

There are still a few weeks to register for the 2024 UKirk National Gathering at Ferncliff in Little Rock, Arkansas, June 11-14th! Here are 6 reasons to join your colleagues (and our keynote speaker Bruce Reyes-Chow) this year:You get to gather with peers that understand all the joys (and challenges

We Don’t Have to be Afraid of the Dark

We Don’t Have to be Afraid of the Dark

Friends, I’m not sure how many of us got to experience the solar eclipse this week, but even amidst cloud cover it was an awe-inspiring experience to behold. On a presbytery call last night, the moderator shared that a total solar eclipse offers us a lot of metaphors for ministry and for life, such

The Word at the Center: Love

The Word at the Center: Love

A few years ago, a friend gave me a book of blessings and prayers written by Jan Richardson, and I continue to return to her writing again and again during moments that lead me to pause – the beautiful, the sacred, the difficult. Maundy Thursday, for me and maybe for you, intertwines the three.On he

“Y’all are a different kind of Christian”

“Y’all are a different kind of Christian”

Have you ever had anyone say to you, “You are not like other Christians I’ve met”? It seems in college ministry, this kind of comment can come up quite often as university and college campuses are teeming with students of diverse religious, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.What this comment u

UKirk Monthly Gathering March 7th@2pm Eastern

UKirk Monthly Gathering March 7th@2pm Eastern

All UKirk Network campus ministers and chaplains are invited to our virtual monthly gathering on Thursday, March 7th, 2024, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern (1:00 pm Central/Noon Mountain/11:00 am Pacific). A zoom link will be sent out via email. Rev. Maggie Alsup (Lyon College) will help facilitate a

Summer Fellowship for Students

Summer Fellowship for Students

“Listening to the Land: Cultivating Hope through Spiritual Practices andTheological Reflection in Times of Crisis” Pittsburgh, PA June 3-July 12, 2024 Application deadline: April 12, 2024The Miller Summer Youth Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and its staff invite applications for its si

Opportunities with the Young Adult Transformation Collective

Opportunities with the Young Adult Transformation Collective

What does it look like to live your values in the world? How do you challenge capitalism, racism, and environmental degradation, while also sustaining your spirit and maintaining meaningful relationships? If you’re asking these questions, you’ve come to the right place.Current collective members pro

Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Applications are Live!

Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Applications are Live!

The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people (ages 19–30) in sites across the United States and around the world. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation. Alongside this work, volunteers expl

“Good God, Y’all!” 2024 UKirk National Gathering

“Good God, Y’all!” 2024 UKirk National Gathering

Have you heard that ’Bruce Reyes-Chow’s new book ”“Everything Good About God is True: Choosing Faith” is being released March 4th, AND everyone who attends the 2024 UKirk National Gathering June 11-14 in Little Rock, Arkansas, will receive a FREE copy?Not only will Bruce be our keynote speaker at th

S.T.U.F.F. Cohort to begin February 28th

S.T.U.F.F. Cohort to begin February 28th

There is still time to register for our S.T.U.F.F. Spring Cohort that starts Wednesday, February 28th!New to campus ministry, at a new ministry site, or just wanting to learn from and with colleagues, old and new? Join us for STUFF (Stuff That Ukirk Finds Formative), a 6 session, biweekly, zoom gath

UKirk Network Ministries Demographic Survey Due March 1st

UKirk Network Ministries Demographic Survey Due March 1st

UKirk is excited that we are being invited more often to share the impact your ministries are having at colleges and universities across the country! What this has made us realize, though, is that it would be helpful to have some basic data to help us articulate the reach of the national network.Can