What is RUF?

Dr. Timothy Keller (Redeemer Pres, NYC) explains the vital nature of RUF's ministry to college students and its strategic import for the larger church.

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) seeks to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve God and others. This ministry takes place under the guidance of an ordained campus minister; as such, we acknowledge that God has uniquely gifted every Christian to contribute to the work of the church and that he has called pastors in particular to equip all of God's people for their specific callings. Seminary training enables a campus minister to effectively anticipate and address the questions and challenges students face in a university setting. Click here to read more about the Importance of Having an Ordained Minister on Campus.

RUF is sending Rev. Eric Lipscomb to Columbia University to communicate the gospel with and to shepherd students through their formative college years, in order to equip them for a lifetime of ministry through their vocations and within our churches. 

Connection to the Local Church

Columbia RUF is affiliated with both Redeemer Presbyterian Church and Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. RUF seeks to instill within students a deep love for the local church so that they will experience a robust community of faith during college and prepare them to love and serve the church upon graduation.

As a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America, Reformed University Fellowship holds to the core beliefs of historic Christianity which motivate our heart for God and our love for the university.