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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.

Christian Union works diligently to reach its goal of seeing 20% of students, faculty, and administrators involved with a Christian ministry. Christian Union believes this would be a tipping point at these campuses and would be transformative to the cultures there. These students will go on to lead and shape our nation, to God’s glory. 

Catching the Vision: Dave and Amy

hunt artBecause of the deliberate and strategic nature of the ministry, financial partners around the United States have invested in the kingdom work being done at nine carefully-chosen universities and in socially-strategic cities. Dave and Amy Hunt have caught this vision and responded generously to support God’s work through Christian Union, specifically at the university level.

Dave and Amy enjoy supporting Christian Union, in part, because the ripple effect of the ministry has exponential possibilities. “The Gospel is relevant to everyone alive, regardless of a person’s educational abilities. Because none of us are physically able to witness to everyone, we believe that the greatest impact we can have for Christ is to reach those who are likely to have a disproportionate impact on the world through their educational attainment and the opportunities to spread the good news further.”

Dave went on to say, “You never know if your support will touch the life of a lost student who becomes the next Billy Graham. In addition, support of Christian Union may help bring a future U.S. president, Supreme Court justice, or foreign leader to Christ. It might even have the effect of reaching an entire nation with the Gospel.”

The Hunts have established a legacy of godly giving. “Our opinions of stewardship have been largely the same since we became Christians. God owns everything under our control and we are merely agents who are expected to live according to His Word. God has given us the means to make larger donations than we have in the past. We are called to be His hands and feet. Consequently, we try to support Christian organizations that seek the greatest reach, that speak boldly for Christ, and that work to minimize their costs to have greatest impact.”

The kingdom work of Christian Union hinges on the prayers and sacrificial giving of people like Dave and Amy. Their hearts are particularly close to the ministry at Stanford, which launched in the fall of 2016.

“We would like to see as many Stanford students as possible engaging in open and vigorous discussions about Christianity and whether it has the answers for a troubled and needy world. Through open ministry on campus, we believe many Stanford students will come to a life-changing decision to accept Christ and the results will have a profoundly positive impact on the world.”

The ministry is fueled by financial partners from all over the nation.

To learn more about supporting the work of ministry fellows on the ground at these campuses, visit the Ways to Give page on this site, or contact Dave Magnuson, Associate VP of Strategic gifts, at (847) 508-7431 or david.magnuson@christianunion.org.