Higher Education and Campus Ministry


View A Celebration of Campus Ministry video

The purpose of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is to empower college-aged young adults to

  • explore their faith
  • experience their faith
  • engage their faith

during their years at our IGRC campus ministries and UM-related colleges and universities.

From the earliest days of Methodism, the emphasis on learning and higher education was connected to one’s faith. It is no wonder that Methodists led the way in building colleges and universities. In Illinois, three United Methodist institutions of higher education – McKendree University, MacMurray College and Illinois Wesleyan University – were planted in the early years of statehood and continue to produce quality students and leaders for the 21st century.