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Welcome Parents

Is your child attening Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Harvard Law, Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, or Yale? If so, we are here for you.

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If you are a parent of a student at one of the universities where Christian Union operates, we hope you are encouraged to know Christian Union is committed to developing the faith and godly leadership potential of all interested students.

Christian Union is focused on teaching and training students to grow as Christian leaders. The ministry program develops students through:

    • In-depth, small-group Bible courses
    • One-on-one mentorship
    • High-caliber Christian speakers addressing faith and vocation

A significant aspect of the ministry is its exceptional ministry fellows; Christian Union’s ministry faculty has substantial education and real-world experience. In addition, many ministry fellows have families and open their homes reguarly to students, meeting the need students have for regular contact with a Christian family. Visit the university page for your campus to learn more about the faculty.

“CU has been a terrific experience for my son. Not only have the weekly meetings been a source of encouragement, but also the almost-weekly lunch or coffee one-on-one times with Justin (one of the CU leaders) have been incredibly meaningful.”
- Carole Anne and James Payne
  Parents of Josh Payne, Stanford Class of 2020

5 Next Steps

First, for most new students, their most important step is enrolling in a Christian Union Bible course. Visit the university page for your campus.

While a parent's role changes, there are significant ways to support your student's growth spiritually:

Second, pray for your student. Your son or daughter is taking a huge step in their young adulthood, but you remain a significant supporter of their personal and spiritual development. Stay connected and continue to pray.

Third, subscribe to monthly prayer updates from specific campuses where Christian Union operates. Include your email address, name, and which campus prayer updates you would like to receive. Email prayer@christianunion.org.

Fourth, join other parents of students through teleconference to pray together. While these calls are not Christian Union sponsored activities, we may be able to help you connect with praying parents. If you are interested in joining or launching a parent prayer group, email prayingparents@christianunion.org.  A Christian Union staff member will help connect you with the appropriate prayer group facilitator.

Fifth, help strengthen our ministry. There are a variety of ways to help. You can become a financial partnerof the Christian ministry, support Christian Union at specific campus, or sponsor a life-changing Bible course. Our programs need the generous support of grateful parents, so please prayerfully consider supporting our ministry if you have or will have a student in our ministry. Learn more >
Consider making a gift in tribute to support and thank the ministry team or specific Christian Union faculty member(s) that ministered to your child.  Find out more here.

Do you have questions or would you like to connect with us when you visit your student on campus?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 609.688.1700 at prompt, select option #1.

If you are on campus visiting your student, we would love to connect with you. Contact your campus' Ministry Center, e-mail any of the Ministry Staff, or call 609.688.1700 at prompt, select option #1.