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Spring 2017

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July 6, 2017

How Can Christians Be Most Strategic in Impacting Culture?

Out of the 3,039 four-year colleges and universities in the country, 63 percent of the most influential leaders in our nation come from just twenty universities. Christian Union develops Christian leaders at the leading universities in America, in the most culturally strategic cities, and through the Christian Union Day and Night initiative. The ministry is confident that this three-pronged approach will have extraordinary influence on our culture and society, transforming the landscape of the entire nation, for God’s glory.

Nearly 1,400 students from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Harvard Law, Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale are enrolled in one of more than 250 semester-long Christian Union faculty-led Bible courses.

July 5, 2017

Princeton Ministries Host Women’s Wellness Event

By Catherine Elvy, Staff Writer
God designed women to enjoy a profound sense of wholeness and peace as the fruit of yielding their hearts to a loving savior. 

That was one of the major themes from Ellen Dykas when the women’s ministry coordinator for Harvest USA appeared at Princeton University at the invitation of four campus ministries. 

July 5, 2017

Addenbrooke ’17 Has Burden for the Lost, for Yale

by Tom Campisi, Managing Editor 
As the editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News, Stephanie Addenbrooke often worked until 4 a.m. to oversee the production of the next edition of the newspaper. It was an exhausting, trying time for Addenbrooke, who had to attend classes later in the day and balance other responsibilities while assuming the helm of “The Oldest College Daily” in the United States.

On campus, things were tumultuous. She noted how headlines often focused on “racism, sexual assault, crime, discrimination, depression, injustice, and overwhelming dissatisfaction.” 

July 5, 2017

Ministry Director Thankful His Family Stepped out in Faith

by Jim Black
Hey Jim, hope all is well with you. Just thought I’d reach out to let you know how grateful I am for the guidance you gave me throughout undergrad. I’ve been meeting with a guy here at graduate school every so often… and it’s been good. But it reminded me of how huge it was to have that from you (and your family) during a pivotal four years of my personal growth. Love you all — Josh

A dear friend and former student sent me that text this morning and it caused me to reflect on God’s kindness and faithfulness to me over the last six years of surprising service in Christian Union. You see, in the summer of 2011, my family and I made a remarkable transition. I had been joyfully serving as the senior pastor of a church in the Houston, Texas area for a number of years. I loved being a pastor and felt very content in my calling.  

July 5, 2017

Christian Union Alumni Look Back 

Christian Union was founded in 2002 in Princeton, New Jersey. Over the next 15 years, Christian Union, by God's grace, has launched leadership development ministries at some of the nation's most influential universities. Here are reflections from four alumni.

May 30, 2017

Christian Union Celebrates Fifteen Years of Ministry

On Saturday night, April 8, Christian Union celebrated its 15th anniversary with a huge cake served to all the attendees of its Nexus Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut.

Approximately 250 students from some of the leading universities in the United States joined marketplace professionals and Christian Union's faculty and staff for a sweet time of jubilation and thankfulness to the grace of God.

May 30, 2017

Harvard Law Student Will Work in JAG Corps

by Tom Campisi

Gregory Escobar, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and a member of Christian Union's ministry, is ready for deployment.

Escobar will graduate in May and has accepted a position with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps as a staff officer in the United States Navy. It's a law career and a calling.

"One of the big reasons I am in the military is that I believe, as Christians, we are called to serve," Escobar said.

May 15, 2017

Christian Union Hosts Annual Conference for Students, Professionals

This spring, approximately 250 students from some of the nation's leading universities and marketplace professionals from key cities gathered for Christian Union's Nexus Conference to "draw near to the throne of grace." The conference, based on Hebrews 4:16, was held April 7-9 at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut.

Attendees entered into powerful worship, heard from an array of dynamic speakers, and participated in breakout sessions and seminars that examined how faith and culture intersect.