Our work was built on the Trail West Agreement of 1971, in which leaders from several campus ministries met to develop a practical means of settling conflicts between local leaders on a number of campuses across the country.
Chicago Agreement:1. We are all part of Christ’s body.
2. We do not regard any campus as our exclusive field. We recognize that many students and faculty may be helped through the various appeals and styles of the different organizations.
3. We will seek to establish relationships and build bridges with our counterparts in other Christian groups on campus. When establishing ministries on new campuses, we will take the initiative to communicate with the leadership of existing groups.
4. We will speak well of and refrain from criticism of each other’s ministries and members.
5. We commit to addressing problems on a local, regional or national level by humbly communicating with our counterparts, seeking the Lord together to resolve the issues.
6. We affirm the leadership commitments students and faculty have made to each other’s ministries and will not actively recruit them away from those groups. When starting a new campus work, each organization will endeavor to select new leaders, not leaders from other ministries.
7. We recognize students and faculty have the freedom to choose their involvement with any campus ministry. In general, we will encourage them to select and be involved with one primary organization.
8. We will encourage collaborative efforts on a voluntary basis between our organizations. We are open to share experiences and resources to assist each other with the unique challenges of campus ministry.
Asian American Christian Fellowship
Melanie Mar Chow
Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Campus Crusade for Christ
Coalition for Christian Outreach
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Great Commission Ministry
Greg Van Nada
The Impact Movement
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Janet Luhrs Balajthy
North American Mission Board
Reformed University Fellowship
Young Life College