BURLESON, TEX. – The Southwestern Union annual Public Campus Ministries Retreat was held virtually this year on Oct. 2-3. Helvis Moody, Southwestern Union youth and young adult director shared, “Public Campus Ministries assists our young people who attend public universities in starting Adventist Christian Fellowship chapters on their campuses, as well as provides a place for students to fellowship. This year, we especially want to remind them that they aren’t alone. Even through a pandemic, we want to let our young people know we are there for them, and even more importantly, God is there for them.”
The event featured Don Keele, young adult director for the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, on the topic of growing campus ministries in the midst of a pandemic; Sonya Gray Belcher, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, who addressed mental health and wellbeing for students; and Kevin Wilson, a youth and young adult pastor in San Diego, who addressed ministering on social media. Students were given the opportunity to propose ministry ideas to implement on their campus with the potential for funding from the Southwestern Union.
If you are interested in joining or starting an ACF chapter or participating in PCM, visit PCM.Adventist.org.