At College Church Connection, we believe the trend of students walking away from their faith in college can be reversed if they can quickly connect to campus ministries and churches. Youth leaders and school counselors are in a unique position to build this bridge for their students. And this project supports these leaders by providing detailed reports that recommend Christian contacts, college-town churches and campus ministries for the specific college each student will attend.
This nonprofit project received a grant in early 2014 and started with a pilot project that served 15 high school youth leaders and 58 students from California, Oregon and Washington. Since then, College Church Connection has expanded to serve dozens of youth leaders and hundreds of students across the country. We have researched more than 250 colleges and have a network of more than 3,000 campus ministry directors and college-town pastors. Each November we follow up with the students we served, and each year 80-89 percent of respondents say they plugged into a church or ministry during their first semester of college.