The United Methodist Church serves about 1300 campuses worldwide through campus ministries that provide a space for students to explore and engage their faith during college. The North Texas Conference has a strong presence at several colleges and universities through our Wesley Foundations.
As we enter a critically important time in our history as the United Methodist Church, college students are being exposed to a wider variety of viewpoints and societal norms than ever before. United Methodist Campus Ministry plays an increasingly important role in helping students hear the voice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, over and against the noise of the world around them. Throughout the North Texas Conference, our five campus ministries (Midwestern State Wesley Foundation, Paris Junior College Wesley Campus Ministry, Texas A&M University-Commerce Wesleyan Campus Ministry, Denton Wesley Foundation, and Southern Methodist University Wesley Foundation) engage students in some degree, as a means of developing them as principled Christian leaders for Christ, their respective campuses and the world.
The North Texas Conference Comprehensive Plan for Campus Ministry envisions over the next quadrennium the Conference, Campus Ministries, and Congregations will work in partnership to emphasize the shared investment in the lives of students on university campuses, and the impact that can affect the future of the United Methodist Church. This plan will outline; faithful accountability and stewardship, tangible development goals, and strategic growth plans as we strive to Live, Lead and Develop fruitfulness on campuses and in the lives of young adults throughout the North Texas Conference.
If you know of students attending any of our North Texas area schools, we encourage you to reach out to the campus ministers at the e-mails below with your students’ contact information. We would love for your students to get plugged in to Wesley Foundations in ways that will be transformational during their time at college. If your students are heading to universities outside of the conference, you can find a complete list of United Methodist Campus Ministries on the UMCMA page.
For more information about the campus ministries that reside in the North Texas Conference, please visit their sites:
Midwestern State University
Elizabeth Glass Turner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paris Junior College
Ed Dodd – email@example.com
Southern Methodist University
Andrew Beard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas A&M Commerce
Brian Dierolf – email@example.com
University of North Texas/Texas Woman’s University/North Central Texas College
Marc Corazao – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Texas at Dallas
Brittany Burrows – email@example.com