United Church Campus Ministry at the University of Victoria

The Campus Ministry Annual Report outlines an array of activities and services the ministry provides and is included the 2017 JBUC Annual Report. The Report  concludes with this sombre message.....

There is much to celebrate in our Church’s ministry with youth and young adults. But there are dark clouds on the horizon. With the momentous restructuring of the Church unfolding over this coming year, there is no clarity whether Campus Ministry will be receiving funding to continue its mission at UVic into 2019. Historically, Campus Ministry at UVic has been funded by BC Conference, Victoria Presbytery, Greater Victoria congregations and many individual donations. With the devolution of Presbyteries and Conferences into Regions, no staffing and funding models have yet been proposed that protect current youth and young adults ministries, including campus ministry. I am determined to advocate for our youth and young adults to ensure that the mission to support the spiritual awakening, inclusion and well-being of our young people will receive priority funding. I can’t do this alone, but need the support of everyone in our congregations to ensure that our young people will not be lost as we restructure ourselves into a more agile and missional church fit to serve God and Christ Jesus in our communities.

In Christ’s Ministry,
Henri Lock, Chaplain
United Church Campus Ministry at UVic