Learn a Culture

Ethnic Ministries 

Campus Ministry National Ethnic Ministries

Campus Crusade currently has formal ministries to the following ethnic communities and we've provided a resource center for each to post their contextualized resources. Follow these links for ideas on how to get started, people to contact and resources to use.

Asian Americans (EPIC)
African Americans (Impact), 
Native Americans (Nations) 
Internationals (Bridges) 
Latinos (Destino) 
KCCC (Korean Campus Crusade for Christ

Resources for launching and building a contextualized ministry can be found on the  Contextualized Movement page . . .

Adapting our Ministry to the Audience
In launching and building movements there are certain principles that remain the same. For example we always seek to Win people to Christ, Build them in their faith, and Send them to do likewise—Win, Build, Send.

Yet every ethnic or affinity group has unique characteristics which require us to make adaptations in the way we do ministry. The apostle Paul modeled such adaption in his missionary endeavors stating that, "To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law . . . "(1 Corinthians 9: 20).

When we make such adaptions in how we do ministry we call it contextualizing. That is, we are seeking to translate the gospel into the context of that culture or affinity group, and making the gospel as accessible as possible. 

As a missional team leader, you will often find that in order to truly reach every student within your scope, you will need to launch one or more contextualized ministries and learn a culture. This can be daunting, but we find that we grow in our understanding of God and of ourselves as we learn other cultures. Follow these links for resources to get started!