The heart of this ministry is relational
We want to see a flourishing movement of witnessing communities whose presence transforms college and university campuses across Canada through the power of the gospel.
We participate in Jesus’ Kingdom ministry by building and stewarding a network of relationships among students, faculty, and local churches. We do so primarily by working with existing Asian and Chinese Christian Fellowships (ACF/CCF) and by bringing students and faculty together to establish new Christian fellowships on campus.
Coaching and mentoring student leaders are our main mode of ministry. We empower and support them to become effective missional leaders on their own campuses. We also host various events that reach a wider audience, where we cast the vision of the campus mission, equip students for campus ministry and connect students to campus fellowships.
What does ACF or CCF stand for?
Asian Christian Fellowship or Chinese Christian Fellowship is the place where University and College students can experience campus life and journey together with fellow faithful Christians alike.
It is during this time when Important life decisions are being made for the first time and when students are learning and being shaped by differing life, belief and value systems on campus. Whether you are a professing believer or not, the Post-Secondary experience is one of the most significant stages a student will ever have.
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Witness the Lord Jesus Christ as God incarnate and seek to lead others to faith in Him as Saviour and Lord. Evangelism is the prime objective.
Deepen and strengthen the spiritual life of students through the Bible, fellowship and prayer. The spiritual development of Christians is an important objective.
As a commandment of the Lord, encourage other Christians under the enablement of the Holy Spirit to demonstrate responsible Christian love.
Assist Christian students and faculty to explore and assert to the educational community the relevance of the Christian faith to every issue of private life and publish concern.
Challenge students and faculty with the privilege and obligation of participating in missionary outreach - to give and pray and serve in they are called to by God. Every Christian is called to be sent.
...with an ACF or a CCF community!
The Importance of Campus Fellowships
The Campus is a vital mission field and Christian students are then missionaries in it. Love is the mark of all Christians (John 13:34-35). The easiest way to show God's love on campus is to establish a caring and loving Christian group. Or how will non-Christians see our love without seeing us together?
The function of an ACF or CCF can perpetuate the campus more effectively with the Gospel than the local church because it meets on the campus, knows the needs of those on the campus and has daily contact with non-Christians. Moreover, it is easier for Asian people to reach other Asian people. This is the same reason for the existence of the Asian Church. We need target ministries; even Paul had one. We must have a burden for Asian students. If we don't, who will?
Non-believers are often more open to coming to a campus meeting on their "turf" rather than going to a foreign environment such as the church which is our "turf". Thus, like all missionary efforts, we must go to the lost and do not wait for the lost to come to us.
The danger of not being in ACF/CCF is that we might have a tendency to shy away from evangelism because the church is just so far away and often hidden from the campus. Remember, you only have three or four years to learn and to serve in the ACF/CCF, but you will have the rest of your life to be involved in church ministries. Please make use of the opportunity now!