Campus RENEW is a two-and-a-half-year (or 5-semester) process that facilitates renewal and transformation on college campuses. Small Christian communities, groups of eight to twelve students who come together weekly to share faith, are the building blocks of this process.
The Campus RENEW process creates student leaders with a mature faith and social consciousness to guide the Catholic Church both today and in the future. The result is a process that creates and nurtures small Christian communities on college campuses through leadership formation, quality faith-sharing resources, and onsite and offsite pastoring.
There are three components of Campus RENEW’s unique approach:
- Process: Campus RENEW collaborates with the current campus ministry to offer a structure which facilitates the growth of small Christian communities on the campus. The structure includes leadership and invitation training over two and a half years to create a campus-wide initiative which is ultimately self-sustaining.
- Resources: Campus RENEW offers a variety of resources for reflection which have been written for the campus population: The Word on Campus, a lectionary-based series, and As I Have Loved You, a service-focused series.
- Pastoring: The process is accompanied by onsite and offsite pastoral support from a RENEW staff member, including workshops, retreat days and ongoing mentoring.
What Students Are Saying
“Campus RENEW has become such a central part of my college life that I find it difficult to imagine life with out RENEW.
The connections I have made with fellow students, as well as my faith, have not only made me stronger in my faith, but also helped me transition to life on campus. I love Campus RENEW!”
“Here’s an update on our Campus RENEW group. So far it has been really successful. Each week our number has grown and we haven’t had anyone drop after coming. The call to action has been pretty important for us—our group talks a lot about accountability to each other, which is a great start to community-building. We’ve also been talking about group service and fellowship outside of the Campus RENEW hour and our group has some pretty great ideas!”
01 A Personal Discernment Resource | Diocesan Resources
02 Biblical Leaders Resource | Diocesan Resources
Campus RENEW Biblical Leaders resource.pdf
03 Core Community Handbook | Team Handbook - Handouts
04 Genesis Reading -- Creation | Diocesan Resources
05 End of Semester Materials | Team Handbook - Handouts
06 Handbook -- Small Community Leaders | Team Handbook - Handouts
07 Logo for Print Use | Logos
09 Mid-Semester Gathering -- Facilitation | Diocesan Resources
10 Mid-Semester Gathering -- Leadership |
11 Mid-Semester Gathering -- Prayer | Diocesan Resources
12 Prayer Supply List | Diocesan Resources
13 Semester 1 Core Community Gathering Manual | Semester 1 - Community
14 Semester 2 Campus Leadership Scripture Manual | Semester 2 - Scripture
15 Semester 3 Campus Leadership Prayer Manual | Semester 3 - Prayer
16 Semester 4 Discernment Leadership Manual | Semester 4 - Discernment
17 Semester 5 Campus Leadership Manual | Semester 5 - Reaching Out
Reaching Out Leadership_Reaching_Out_5.pdf
18 Word on Campus Spring A | Diocesan Resources
Contact the Development Office at 908-769-5400 ext. 104.