UGA RUF Ministry Teams

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RUF is a ministry “to students, through students, under the oversight of an ordained campus minister.” We are not a staff-driven or staff-heavy ministry—meaning there are very real and substantive ways you get to lend your own gifts, experiences, and contributions in service to our greater mission to reach UGA with the Gospel of Jesus. We’re also not a simply a student-run ministry with no oversight at all—meaning you will find biblically faithful and theologically rich teaching here from trained pastors and interns. Add these two dynamics up and you get a ministry that continually nourishes you while also empowering you to go out and minister to others. Here’s a glimpse of how we’ve organized ourselves in this mission. These are the different teams students of all stripes at UGA and UNG have joined to serve Jesus by serving their neighbors during their college years.

Ministry AREAS

[ SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT ]

  • Worship Team:  Keeps our hearts fixed on the Person and work of our triune God by leading the UGA and RUF community in engaging, honest, accessible, and formative worship. (Led by Anne Brown Goolsby, Ryan Maynard, and Colin Stevens)

  • Prayer Team: Regularly prays bold, perceptive, expectant prayers on RUF and UGA’s behalf and works to cultivate a culture of this kind of prayer across all of RUF. (Led by Ryan Taylor and Amber Tejada)

  • Community Groups: Cultivates the relational and spiritual health of RUF's community and coordinates a network of weekly small group Bible studies accessible to the full spectrum of UGA students. (Led by Hunter Burnett and Anna Katherine Wilson)

[ GROUP DEVELOPMENT ]

  • Large Group Team: Works to ensure that what is remembered from RUF Large Group is a welcoming community, a hospitable room, and a rich experience of God’s presence instead of glitches, distractions, or hurried people. (Led by Robert Kendrick Holmes and Sydney Robertson)

  • Freshmen Ministry: Weaves the statistically loneliest people group on our campus into the fabric of RUF's life and

    community through personal discipleship, connecting events, and Tuesday Freshman Fellowship. (Led by Annie Reynolds, Kelly Tims, Hunter Manning, and Joe Cotton)

  • Assimilation Team: Seamlessly weaves newcomers to RUF like UGA and UNG transfer students, sophomores, and fringe students into the life and mission of RUF's community. (Led by Alex Carruthers and Maggie Aldin)

[ OUTREACH ]

  • Events Team: Creates events that foretaste the new heavens and new earth in breaking down barriers, drawing outsiders in, and bringing light-hearted joy to all who come. (Led by Ben Tucker and Frances Faulk)

  • Mercy & Service Team:  Keeps RUF’s eyes alert to the tangible burdens of our friend's on campus, our hearts mercifully bent toward those friends, and our hands focused on lifting their burdens. (Led by Caroline Brannen, Hamilton Armit, and MC Statham)

  • Creative & Digital Team: Shares RUF’s story to UGA as broadly and memorably as possible through social media, print media, advertising, word-of-mouth, and other avenues. (Led by Liz Perry and David Hokayem)

  • Outreach Team: Notices who on UGA’s campus is presently not being reached by Evangelical ministries and explores ways to organically meet, befriend, serve, and welcome those people in. (Led by Dylan Hanley and Sarah Futch)