With the generous support of the Madison Christian Giving Fund, Upper House is excited to launch Catalyzing Campus Impact, a ministry learning cohort of professional campus ministry staff, pastors, lay leaders, and volunteers who are working to reach the next generation of emerging adults (ages 18-25). Within this learning cohort, we believe participants will connect with one another in meaningful and impactful ways and work together for God’s purposes in our community and campus. Accepted participants will receive free materials for the program and a stipend of $250 for the year ($100 by June 15, 2020 and $150 by December 15, 2020). All accepted participants are required to attend all 8 meetings to receive the full stipend. The first several meetings until it is deemed to meet safely in small groups, will be held virtually
The featured content for the Catalyzing Campus Impact cohort through May 15, 2020, will be Pete Hughes book, All Things New: Joining God’s Story of Re-Creation (David C. Cook, 2020). The author, starting in Genesis and working his way through the Scriptures, explores God’s passion to redeem lives, heal nations, rewire culture, and bring renewal to all of creation. The details of our sessions are as follows.
Spring 2020 meeting dates, times, and content:
- Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 am CDT (virtually)
- All Things New – Part 1: In the Beginning…, Part 2: The Story of Israel, and Part 3: Jesus and the New Creation
- Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00 am CDT (virtually)
- All Things New – Part 4: The Darkness of Night and the Dawn of the New Day, Part 5: The Church on Fire, the City Alive, and Part 6: An End to Live For
- Monday, May 11 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm CDT (virtually)
- Ministry Lab with Mark Matlock, co-author of Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon (Baker Books, 2019)
The fall content will focus on three key areas: (1) equipping for ministry to emerging adults, (2) cultivating our own spiritual life, and (3) exploring issues of racial reconciliation through a Christian worldview. Three books will guide our discussions:
- Tim Elmore’s, Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population (Poet Gardener, 2019)
- Jemar Tisby’s, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (Zondervan, 2019)
- James K. A. Smith’s, On the Road with Saint Augustine (Brazos Press, 2019)
Fall 2020 meeting dates, times, and content:
- Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 am CDT
- Thursday, October 23 at 12:00 pm CDT (lunch)
- Attend the Upper House event – Theology of Community Development with Kelley Nikondeha
- Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00 am CST
- Wednesday, November 11 at 12:00 pm (lunch)
- Attend the Upper House event – The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism with Jemar Tisby
- Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00 am
- Please fill out the short application below.
- The application will close on March 30 and invitation letters will be sent to accepted applicants on March 31, with a requested signature on the invitation letter to be returned by April 3.
- Books will be available for pick up at Upper House starting on April 3.
- The program begins on April 15.
*All staff who are participating in the campus ministry cohort are invited to participate in the Veritas Forum on Race, Religion, and Ethics with Jemar Tisby on Thursday, November 12. Roles will include the veritas forum planning team, promotional partnership, or another opportunity to serve.