Conversation & Process| We want to provide a place where believing and non-believing students can ask questions, openly talk about their doubts and consider the journey of faith. This is a place where you can belong to us BEFORE you believe what we confess to be true.
Community & Friendship
Community & Friendship| The best way to try to be a Christian or figure out what it might mean to be a Christian is to have solid Christian friends that will walk through the USC years with you. In RUF we don't just want to do spiritual events, we want to walk through college together - helping one another, caring for one another, praying for one another and doing fun things together!
Connection & Discipleship
Connection and Discipleship | RUF has a staff that is led by an ordained pastor who spends full time on the USC campus. We have a growing suspicion today of things said to us from people we don't know, so It is our desire to offer personal relationships with a our staff who want to mentor and be involved in your life through college, equipping you for mission and service in Christ's kingdom.
Counterculture Living| We believe that Jesus is King of everything, not just our spiritual lives, but of all of life. USC offers amazing programs in film, business, engineering, athletics (we could go on). We don't want to take you out of your program, but help you grow and understand what it means to see your film studies through the lens of the gospel, apply the kingship of Jesus to your sport, or live in the freedom of Jesus in your fraternity/sorority.
The Beauty of the Church
RUF ministries are not to replace the church, rather we are the church going to the campus, with the vision of building the future church from the campus. It is Essential to our ministry to have a commitment and accountability with the visible church in Los Angeles. We understand the general suspicion students have with the church along with the logistical difficulties of being connected to one while in college. Up front in our language and practice is for students to grow to find the local church a beautiful reality where Jesus is at work. We want to help connect you to a church (aka, know people all across L.A. that are seeking to follow Jesus too) and learn to serve a body of people, creating a bridge from the campus to the church for you.