Campus RENEW

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.

How It Works

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

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!”

Resources Library

01 A Personal Discernment Resource | Diocesan Resources
Personal_Discernment.pdf

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
Genesis_Three_Column.pdf

05 End of Semester Materials | Team Handbook - Handouts
Closing_Ritual.pdf
Discernment_Sheet.pdf

06 Handbook -- Small Community Leaders | Team Handbook - Handouts
New_Leader_Workshop.pdf
Small_Group_Leader_Characteristics.pdf 

07 Logo for Print Use | Logos
New_Leader_Workshop.pdf
Small_Group_Leader_Characteristics.pdf

08 Logo for Web Use | Logos
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09 Mid-Semester Gathering -- Facilitation | Diocesan Resources
Mid-Semester_Resource.pdf

10 Mid-Semester Gathering -- Leadership
Mid-Semester_Leadership.pdf
Scenarios.pdf

11 Mid-Semester Gathering -- Prayer | Diocesan Resources
Mid-Sem_Prayer_bw.pdf
Mid-Sem_Prayer_Cover.pdf

12 Prayer Supply List | Diocesan Resources
Prayer_Supply_List.doc

13 Semester 1 Core Community Gathering Manual | Semester 1 - Community
Core_Community_booklet_1.pdf
Core_Community_cover_1.pdf

14 Semester 2 Campus Leadership Scripture Manual | Semester 2 - Scripture
Leadership_Scripture_Cover_2.pdf
Leadership_Scripture_Manual_2.pdf

15 Semester 3 Campus Leadership Prayer Manual | Semester 3 - Prayer
Leadership_Prayer_Cover_3.pdf
Leadership_Prayer_manual_3.pdf 

16 Semester 4 Discernment Leadership Manual | Semester 4 - Discernment
Leadership_Discernment_4.pdf
Leadership_Discernment_Cover_4.pdf

17 Semester 5 Campus Leadership Manual | Semester 5 - Reaching Out
Reaching Out Leadership_Reaching_Out_5.pdf
Leadership_Reaching_Out_Cover_5.pdf

18 Word on Campus Spring A | Diocesan Resources
2nd_Sun_Ordinaty_Time.pdf
3rd_Sun_Ordinary_Time.pdf
4th_Sun_Ordinary_Time.pdf