Campus ministries engage students in life-giving ministry and share the love of Jesus. Next Generation Ministries supports Greater New Jersey campus ministries through a network of collaboration and innovation.
Reaching Young People Like Never Before
Campus ministries offer unique opportunities to do ministry for and with college students. By being campus-centered rather than congregation-centered:
- Multiple congregations combine resources to do more than any one congregation could
- College students are met where they are, instead of having to find their way to a church
- Community support is centered on campus, where students spend most of their time
- Students with negative connotations of church feel more comfortable joining
- College students engage in faith in ways and settings that culturally connect to them
Churches involved in campus ministries see more young people active in their congregations.
Next Generation Ministries Campus Ministry Network
Most of Next Gen’s campus ministry work and support is done through the Next Gen Campus Ministry Network, a network of campus ministries working together and utilizing Next Gen resources to grow their ministries.
Campus ministries in the Next Gen Campus Ministry Network follow the Discipleship Pathway of Connect, Grow Lead.:
- Students connect with God and each other
- Students grow in faith
- Students lead in their faith communities and school
To learn more about the campus ministries currently in Next Gen Campus Ministry Network, click here.
To join the Next Gen Campus Ministry through an existing or new campus ministry site, start the process by applying for a Next Gen Campus Ministry Network Grant. To learn more about the grant application, click here.
Cultivate: College Experience
Next Gen partners with churches and campus ministries to grow student leaders through the Cultivate: College Experience. In Cultivate, college students intern with pastors and ministers to explore ministry, discern their calling, and grow in leadership. To learn more about Cultivate: College Experience, click here.
Opportunities to Serve
If you are a young adult or college student looking to serve or lead in Next Generation Ministries, we have several opportunities for you throughout the year! Click here to see how you can become involved in the great ministry that is happening all throughout Greater New Jersey. Don’t just stay on the sidelines; God is calling you to get involved!
GNJ Scholarships are awarded annually by the Greater New Jersey Board of Higher Education and Ministry. For more information about scholarships and how to apply, please visit the GNJ Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries Scholarship page here.
For more information about Next Gen’s Campus Ministry programs or resources, please contact Ryan Clements by email or by phone at 732.859.0033.
Next Generation Ministries welcomes all people to participate and lead in its ministries and programs. We believe that all people are of sacred worth, beloved children of God, and embrace the diversity of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic ability, family configurations, education, and mental and physical ability in the Body of Christ. Whoever you are and wherever you are from, here you will find a safe, life-giving space to connect, grow and lead in your faith journey.”