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

Campolo Scholars May 2019 Commencement

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

Berdy with Jeremiah House students

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?

Tony Campolo Lecturing

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!

Campolo Scholar graduates wtih Tony, Peggy and Robert

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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May I share a story about my mom with you?

Mother’s Day holds a special place in my heart. But it also causes me to grieve over one of the Church’s great losses. You see, my own mother, Mary Campolo, was the best storyteller I’ve ever known. Her ability to hold a group entranced was amazing. For several years, she served on the staff of a Lutheran home for…

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He is Risen!

Today is the day. Sunday has come – He is Risen! We have tremendous hope because death has been defeated. Jesus is alive – and the tomb is empty. As part of your celebration, we invite you to listen to Tony Campolo’s sermon: “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’!” – made available to you for free…

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The Seven Last Words of Jesus

Today is Good Friday. On this solemn day, we remember the seriousness of Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the Cross. Every one of Jesus’ teachings imparted powerful words of life. But his final words – uttered as he hung dying in physical agony – are especially important for us to consider. If we had been in the…

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A Special Easter Gift

We live in a Good Friday world. Some days it seems that everywhere we turn, we encounter grief, suffering, and sorrow. But, as Tony has often said, we can rejoice in the knowledge that Sunday’s comin’! In the weeks ahead, as you and your loved ones prepare to remember the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ,…

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Monday Meetings and Mentorship

Each week throughout the semester, the Campolo Scholars and I gather for a “Monday Meeting.” These meetings are a critical component in the ongoing discipleship of these young leaders. Last week, we were honored to have Reverend Amy Banka lead our discussion. Amy is the Senior (and first female) Pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church, where…

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