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Anti Racism Books:
Becoming anti racist requires intentional listening, learning, and action. Becoming anti racist is not optional for Christians. It does require some effort and work. To help you begin or continue on your anti racism journey we will buy you a book.
You do not have to have previously participated in our ministry. There is no requirement to participate in the future. (Although we will offer opportunities to gather and discuss what we have read.)
This offer is for any current or incoming college student. If you are interested in receiving a book, fill out this form to make your selection.
We will be giving away books as long as our funding lasts. Our funding is a grant from the Board of Young Peoples Ministry, Michigan Conference, United Methodist Church.
United Campus Christian Fellowship, in Grand Rapids/Allendale Michigan, has an internship position for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Requirements: A willingness to participate in campus ministry is all that is required. Applicants may be persons in undergraduate programs, graduate programs, seminary, post grad programs, or seminary graduates. No prior ministry experience is expected. Membership in the PC(USA), UMC, ELCA is not required.
About United Campus Christian Fellowship: We are a multi campus, multi denominational campus ministry. UCCF serves Grand Rapids Community College, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Grand Valley State University. UCCF creates opportunities for students to learn about and follow Jesus Christ in a non- judgmental, inclusive and open environment. We help students consider how their faith connects to the rest of their lives, their career choices, and their social justice concerns. We offer thoughtful Bible study, spiritual formation, worship, community meals and opportunities to put one’s faith into action. We are committed to being the inclusive community God intends us to be. All students, faculty, and staff of various faiths or no faith background are welcome. To be clear, for us this means LGBTQ+ persons are welcomed and affirmed.
The Internship: The intern will work approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year, beginning mid to late August 2023 through late April 2024. The exact start and end dates will be arranged with the intern. If applicable, this internship could be a "for credit" internship. We have a $2000 scholarship or compensation ($ 1000 per semester).
The intern will have the opportunity to experience all facets of campus ministry, working with students, college administration, denominational bodies and local congregations. Campus ministers must do a bit of everything and so will our intern.
We want to provide opportunities for the intern to learn and to develop new skills and competencies. We will be mindful to assign tasks within the intern’s abilities, but also with the objective to provide reasonable opportunities for challenge and growth.
In addition to learning and doing the various practical tasks of campus ministry, there will also be regular time set aside for reflection and consideration of the purposes and goals of campus ministry, and regular time will be scheduled for mentoring, reflection, and discernment.
This nonprofit does not have a physical office. Meetings, supervised work, etc will take place on campus or other public spaces. Some of the intern’s work can be done at home. The Intern can, within reason, perform internship tasks around their other responsibilities. There may be meetings during evenings or weekends.
Contact: Please send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Kate Van Valkenburg, email@example.com