Campus Ministry Network was established in 1986 in Wichita, Kansas as a local ministry in response to the emerging student-led Campus Bible Group movement that began in late 1985. Before 1985 there were no student-led Campus Bible Groups. The 1984 Equal Access Law made student-led, student-initiated Campus Bible Groups legal. One Wichita student started the first student-led Campus Bible Group at Southeast High School in the Fall of 1985. She challenged other students through a small student conference and by the end of that year there were student-led Campus Bible Groups on eight local high schools.
Campus Ministry Network was founded to equip and encourage and train these new student leaders. We now support about 35 Campus Bible and Prayer Groups on 25 area campuses.
Campus Ministry Network provides annual student leader training at Strength for the Task each year as the school year begins. We also host a mid-year EQUIP event to keep students on mission. CMN equips students to lead their peers in prayer at the annual See You At The Pole at area campus flagpoles each September. That same evening CMN hosts See You AFTER The Pole event where area youth from our community gather together in praise, prayer and a challenge.
Campus Ministry Network partners with area youth pastors by hosting Youth Pastor Lunches. At these gatherings youth pastors are encouraged to help their students become “mission-minded” about their campuses. Youth pastors are given the opportunity to become a campus coach for a specific campus. Just like a sports coach they will equip and encourage students and watch on the sidelines as students lead their Campus Groups.
We believe the Christian MS & HS student is the missionary and their campus is the mission field.
Partnering with area youth pastors to equip and encourage student-led Campus Bible & Prayer Groups.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
*The reference to “the holy catholic Church” refers to the universal church..