The CRCMA is a collection of campus ministries covenanted together through the Christian Reformed Church. The flavor of each ministry is different, but we all share the conviction that God is reconciling all things through Jesus Christ. We are committed to joining in God’s mission as disciple makers, justice-seekers, caretakers, and educators.
Campus Chapel at the University of Michigan
In the late 1930s CRC churches in Michigan began to minister to Christian Reformed students on the campus of the University of Michigan. Shortly after the advent of this ministry other ministries were begun across the United States: Iowa State Universty, Ferris State (MI), Central Michigan University, and Grand Valley State University (MI), University of Illinois (Champaign), University of Iowa, University of Colorado (Boulder), and University of Wisconsin (Madison).
In 1963 the Board of Home Missions appointed a committee to prayerfully consider the place of the church on campus. The report was received at Synod in 1965 and in 1967 the beginnings of the Christian Reformed Church Campus Ministry Association began.
Today we have over 30 ministries that span across North America, from California to New Jersey, North Carolina to Calgary. We are deeply connected with the Christian Reformed Church and partner with local congregations and para-church ministries. We gather as regional teams throughout the year and have our annual conference in May. Check out our directory to find us.
We follow God’s Spirit in order to survey cultural landscapes, cast vision, and collaborate with community partners. We aim to cultivate, renew and multiply Reformed campus ministries that will develop Christians who are incarnational, missional, and disciplemakers.
The mission of the CRCMA in higher education is to promote gatherings of God’s people, to engage in holistic kingdom ministries that are sustained in relationships of mutual accountability, and are served by campus ministers.
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