Going to college?
We want to help you make the most of it.
It can be a time of incredible joy and discovery, but it can also be a time of intense loneliness and pain. Consider the following statistics:
There are around 20 million students studying in the United States (US Dept. of Education). About one million of these are international students (Opendoors, 2018).
60% of students raised in the church leave it during college (Barna).
The fastest growing religious group in the United States is the “nones” (Pew Research, 2017)
The task for a church then, as an emissary of Jesus Christ, is to be a stable presence; a place for loving, human connection; and a stronghold for spiritual formation during a tumultuous time. The pastoral need cannot be overstated. This is why churches in the Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas are working to reach students with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Going to college in Columbia or Clemson, South Carolina?
The Anglican campus ministries at Clemson and the University of South Carolina want you to start well. Join us for our annual summer retreat called Foundations. You’ll have some fun on the lake, make some new connections, and hear how our churches want to support you in your time in college.