Every Adventist student and those in their sphere of influence prepared for Christ’s soon return
Equip and nurture students to be witnesses for Christ wherever they are (Matthew 28:18-20)
“Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me.’” – The Ministry of Healing, page 143
Founded in 2008, STRIDE is an evangelism training and support ministry for Adventist students attending secular universities in the Boston area. During the academic year, STRIDE staff and guest speakers equip students with practical biblical instruction on personal spirituality, Adventist doctrines, and evangelism/discipleship. Understanding their campus is a mission field, students are challenged to apply the things they learn in all aspects of their lives and proactively share the gospel.
Boston is arguably the intellectual capital of the world; 360,000 students from over 139 countries attend more than 100 colleges and universities in the area. Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Boston University and Northeastern, to name a few, attract some of the brightest minds with the hope of future greatness. STRIDE seeks to help these students understand that true greatness begins now and is found in Christian service (see Mark 10:42-45). As students are converted in their college years, their impact for Christ begins on their campuses and extends throughout the world.
Campus ministry is a work that ”must be done, and it will be done by those who are led and taught of God.” (Selected Messages Vol. 3, p. 234)