While college is an exciting time in students' lives, it can also feel isolating to be away from family, community, and church. We want students to continue building their faith and connection to church no matter where they are attending college. To do so, we connect with our college students in three ways throughout the year:
COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
If you want to experience life in ministry, apply for a paid summer internship at CPC! Interns work alongside staff to plan and carry out all summer camps and events for Kids', Student, and College Ministries. With questions, contact Matt Ferris; 952.920.8515 x207. Find instructions and more details in the letter/job description below, then apply online.
COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES
Who doesn’t love mail?! Students receive a package at their school address (twice a year, during Advent and Lent) as a reminder they are loved by God and our church community. We pray these packages are a source of spiritual encouragement and refreshment, as well as a way to provide relevant information to students while they’re away.
TRIPS & RETREATS
We invite students to engage in Christian community and service through two key trips each year. The winter Oasis Retreat provides a relaxed atmosphere for spiritual renewal and connection up north during winter break, while a Summer Mission Trip provides an opportunity for students to serve in a cross-cultural context. These experiences allow students and their friends who are used to going on CPC trips to continue to have formative opportunities to do so. Find out about the latest events via email.
Oasis Retreat • January 3-5 • Nisswa, MN • Cost: $90
We want students to reconnect relationally and engage spiritually while they are home for the summer. Through weekly hangouts, we create safe, fun spaces open to all college students and their friends. For weekly locations, check out our College Ministry Facebook group.
If you want to experience life in ministry, apply for a paid internship at CPC! Interns work alongside staff to plan and carry out all summer camps and events for Kids', Student, and College Ministries. With questions, contact Matt Ferris; 952.920.8515 x207.