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God On Campus is a series of short films that visually capture the dynamic story of God’s work on college and university campuses throughout history. Based on the book God On Campus, each cinematic short film will explore riveting true stories of students from previous generations who shaped the world in which they lived. Formed around eight points of engagement, the aim of the series is to inspire viewers toward meaningful prayer and practical action by uncovering the remarkable spiritual roots of our past, and thoughtfully conspiring together about the future.
From start to finish, the God On Campus series will cost approximately $270,000; an average of about $30,000 per film. This is a budget we are proud of. Will you help us raise $27,000 of that budget on Giving Tuesday?
Trent Sheppard is Alpha New England’s chaplain for college students and the author of God On Campus. Before moving to New England, Trent lived and worked in the UK for eight years with Youth With A Mission. He is a highly sought after communicator, and teaching and travels have taken him to fifty nations.
Trent wrote God On Campus after stumbling across some very old words contained in the College Laws of Harvard written in 1642:
Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of life and studies is to know God... and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.
That dusty, old document set Trent on a fascinating journey of discovery, from the hallowed halls of Oxford University in the eighteenth century to makeshift prayer rooms spreading across campuses worldwide today. “The end goal,” he writes in God On Campus, “is not for students to abandon their studies in economics or education and to all become preachers instead. The goal is to live like Jesus in the very soul of society.”
Trent and his family live in Boston, Massachusetts, where alongside their work with college students, they help to lead an innovative house church called Ekklesia Eastie. They are convinced the life of a campus and the life of a city are interdependent, which means you might find Trent teaching an extracurricular course on Jesus at MIT one day and fighting a predatory casino from coming to town the next.
College and university students, campus ministries, collegiate chaplains, professors, church leaders, and others who are interested in campus history as it connects to our spiritual past and the inspiring implications of that history today.
In the U.S. there are approximately 20 million college students. More than 600,000 of those are international students, representing almost every nation on earth. While specific enrollment figures for colleges and universities worldwide are more difficult to determine, recent estimates suggest there are between 110 and 130 million students actively involved in full or part-time study on campuses around the world right now. Over 42 million of those students are studying in the U.S., China and the U.K. The message of God On Campus is for every one of them.