Campolo Scholars May 2019 Commencement

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4 Exciting Updates from the Campolo Center

Today, I have four exciting updates to share with you: We are thrilled to announce the Campolo Center for Ministry’s first-ever Fellow in Residence – James Williams! This post-graduate position, funded by the Baugh Family Foundation Grant, is designed to fill a need in the Campolo Center for additional support and oversight of the Campolo…

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The Maine Event Recap

Greetings from Philadelphia and Eastern University’s Campolo Center for Ministry.  Tony, Peggy and I had a wonderful time seeing and spending time with friends and fellow alumni at the Ocean Park Temple and the lobster and potluck dinner this last Sunday. Special thanks to the Ocean Park Association and Lorna and Rob Hansen for being…

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The history of Christianity is a history of relationships.

At the Campolo Center, we recognize how important these relationships are – to mentor, equip, counsel, and build into the lives of the Campolo Scholars. Today I want to highlight an especially important person who is serving in this capacity, day in and day out, pouring into the lives of future church leaders: Robert Gauthier –…

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Meet Bryan Stevenson… and a special link!

Today I’d like to tell you a story… Long before we launched the Campolo Center for Ministry, Tony and Eastern University were inspiring, educating, mentoring, and training young leaders to follow Jesus and serve their communities. Today, we call these students Campolo Scholars. One of these leaders is Bryan Stevenson.  Bryan is an Eastern University Alumnus…

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Congratulations to the Newlyweds!

I have exciting news to share with you today! Newly graduated Campolo Scholars, John Galdames-Henry and Michelle Miles, began their summer as newlyweds! Jon and Michelle were married on June eighth. This past month, Jon spent two weeks working with Tony Campolo, Lindy Backues, and St. John’s Baptist Church to organize and launch a summer Peace Camp program…

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Abi Fell-Dewalt: A Servant’s Heart and Mind

There is a major challenge in the American church today. We do not have enough qualified and trained pastors and church leaders. Fewer young people are following Christ, still, fewer are trained biblically, and even  fewer yet can afford ministry training. This is precisely why the Campolo Center for Ministry exists. The church must invest in…

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I have a question to ask

We recently introduced you to Campolo Scholar Berdy JeanMary – a young leader demonstrating tremendous courage to serve. Inspired by Tony Campolo and Eastern University, Berdy is actively sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with a commitment to the integration of faith, love, reason, and justice. Berdy is spending this summer as director of Jeremiah House,…

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Have you seen these statistics?

Perhaps you just returned home from your local church. Christians around the world gathered today to praise God, learn more about how to follow Jesus, and fellowship with other believers. But, across the nation, there are many who stayed home this Sunday morning… because their churches have closed their doors. Studies show that an estimated…

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The Church is in decline – what is our response?

This is personal. As I enter the last season of my life, the Church I love and have served for over 60 years is in decline. The rising generation doesn’t seem as interested in the Christian faith and spiritual formation, and the number of people making decisions to become pastors and church leaders is getting…

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Wow… Three Reasons to Celebrate!

The spring semester has come to a close and we have much to celebrate! This school year has been an exciting time of growth for the Campolo Center. Here are three important accomplishments I’d like to share with you today: MONDAY MEETINGS | Each week throughout the semester, the Campolo Scholars and I gather for a…

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