Who are the people that make up Campus Ministry?
Chaplains are available to listen to your stories and concerns, offer support and resources, and encourage all members of the St. Andrew’s Hall community.
This year our student chaplains are:
What kind of place is Campus Ministry seeking to create?
We are Christians who seek to create a learning community where people may delve more deeply into exploring the mysteries of God, share in faith practices, engage in authentic relationships, and acts of compassionate service.
We desire to hold a “safe space” where you can investigate what you believe, voice your own thoughts, gain a bigger vision for your life, show compassion for yourself and others, and journey together with those who are seeking to follow Jesus in everyday life.
The road of life is often complicated and messy, with many voices vying for our attention and many difficult choices to make academically, relationally, financially, and otherwise. Sometimes the hectic pace of life can cause great stress, and you get a feeling you should do something about it. If you don’t know what steps to take next, talk to one of the student chaplains or the Director of Campus Ministries and Community Life. They can help you with spiritual issues and also guide you to counseling resources if you need professional help involving relationships, academics, depression, anxiety, sexuality, drug or alcohol use, or other matters.
What is our passion for this ministry? Where’s the energy for this ministry?
We all know that there is more to life than meets the eye … that there is more going on in the present moment than we can point our finger at. Seldom is anyone content with what appears on the surface. That’s why we’re passionate about getting to know residents and students on a deeper level.
It is our privilege to make connections and build relationships with the residents at St. Andrew’s Hall and with students on the UBC campus. Listening to life stories and faith journeys ... hearing about daily accomplishments and struggles ... offering encouragement ... praying together ... opening and discussing the Bible ... holding space open to explore where following Jesus might lead …. These are the things we’re passionate about.
We remember that God's way is often a way of slow growth formation. Maturity happens over a period of time, with God in charge of the growth, not us. Our work is to tend and keep the soil conditions fertile for mature growth in faith. It is inspiring for us to be in the presence of women and men who are willing to sink their roots deep into the rich soil of the gospel, even as they grow upwards towards the light of Christ.