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ABOUT

Progressive Christian Life on Campus

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Zoe is a global progressive Christian student ministry network founded by Progressive Christians Uniting. At Zoe, students build meaningful lives together, drawing from a progressive and ecumenical Christian tradition.  Zoe is a lively network of networks: bringing together - online and in person - students and campus ministry leaders from many Christian denominations and groups.

In the Bible, the Greek word Zoe means the kind of life that Jesus invites us to live. To us, Zoe represents deep aliveness, walking with each other through life, living in community and fellowship with one another, being conscious and in tune with ourselves and the natural world, and loving God and life together. 

By calling a theologically and socially progressive ministry Zoe, we are making the bold claim that the kind of life celebrated by Jesus is inherently a progressive one. 

Zoe evokes Jesus’ habit of welcoming surprising people to discover abundant life around a meal and good conversation. It suggests welcome, fun, connection, challenge, and nourishment.  Zoe is dedicated to rediscovering the Christian faith as a world-changing movement of inspired young adults.

WAYS WE CAN SUPPORT YOUR CAMPUS MINISTRY

STUDENTS

  1. Connection to students and progressive Christian campus ministries around the world; facilitating meet-ups, in person and online, through our online community.

  2. Lively, enriching social media encouraging spiritual growth and fellowship, and curated online resources to help student leaders plan gatherings and activities.

  3. Online and in-person mentoring and guidance for student planning teams.

  4. Help in starting and resourcing ZOE Pods - student-led groups on campus.

  1. Connection to progressive Christian campus ministry peers from all denominations - around the country and the world - through our online community.

  2. Curated online resources to help campus ministry leaders plan activities, with regular e-news updates.

  3. Sharing of best practices and development of curriculum through regular Zoom meetings, and facilitating intra-campus, in-person, and online gatherings and collaborations.

  4. Assistance - when requested - with special initiatives, such as bringing relevant speakers to campuses, developing programs for service and activism, planning adventures and pilgrimages, and creating leadership training events for campus ministries.

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CAMPUS MINISTERS

FUNDRAISING

  1. Resources to support campus ministries that wish to join our network.

  2. Connection to funding sources and other progressive Christian organizations.