college ministry

Providentially placed at the edge of Clemson University, we are passionate about ministering to college students. While many Christian students view their college years as a time to simply attend a church and then move on, we eagerly extend an invitation to do more than that. We long for students to become part of our church family. In fact, the college community in which God has placed us is an integral part of our vision to “impact our community and the world by raising up countless university students and community members who are transformed by the Gospel and are serving others.”


Though we serve many students at Clemson, we welcome all area college students — Anderson University, Southern Wesleyan University, and Tri-County Tech — to worship with us and be involved in our ministries.

  • College Sunday school

    The Life of God in the Soul of Man, Sunday 9am, Fellowship Hall

    We love Jesus and college students, have good coffee and often something good to eat. This spring we are studying 1, 2, & 3 John. Join us (college students and some adult members of CPC) as we study and grow in community.

  • Adopt-a-student

    Adopt-a-student pairs students and families together. It’s an invitation for students and families to enter into each others lives and care for one another. Ideally, both the families and students are blessed through this relationship. We hope Adopt-a-Student provides a starting point for deeper relationships and involvement in the life of the church. CPC launches Adopt-A-Student at the start of each school year.

Campus ministries

  • Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is a place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him in community with others at Clemson. 


    Contact Rev. Stephen Speaks, campus minister, stephen.speaks@gmail.com.

  • Focusing on international students, scholars, and their families, RUF-I seeks to provide opportunities to meet the needs of the international community at Clemson University.  We meet regularly for outings, meals, holiday gatherings, and classes based on needs and interests. 

    Contact Rev. Rick Brawner, campus minister, rick.brawner@clemsonpres.org

  • Clemson Navigators is a community that exists to train and equip students to walk with Jesus and help others do the same for the rest of their lives. Navs offers a weekly large group gathering, men’s and women’s Bible studies, one to one discipleship, activities and events, summer training programs, and missions trips. .

  • Clemson CRU exists for the sole purpose of helping individuals experience the transforming grace and forgiveness of the gospel through Jesus Christ.  CRU offers weekly small group studies, weekly meetings, retreats, conferences, and mission trip opportunities. 

  • The Vision of Clemson FCA is two-fold: 1. We want to see our campus meet Jesus. 2. We want to see students plug into the local church. Clemson FCA offers a weekly large-group gathering, family groups, campus missions and service opportunities, rides to local churches, and events that promote fun and friendship.

  • Campus Outreach’s aim is “glorifying God by building laborers on the campus for the world.” We want to see laborers bless campuses, cities, and cultures. A laborer is any individual intentionally engaged in making his or her unique contribution to the redemptive work of the Gospel.