Office of Catholic Campus Ministry

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"Campus ministry can be defined as the public presence and service through which properly prepared baptized persons are empowered by the Spirit to use their talents and gifts on behalf of the Church to be sign and instrument of the kingdom in the academic world." —Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future, 21

Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) in the Diocese of Little Rock witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by teaching and preaching the Word of God and gathering together the community for worship and service on college campuses. It is the Catholic Church’s presence to all people involved with institutions of higher education in Arkansas. See Campus Ministry Locations. Using "Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future," (National Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 1985) as its guide, the diocesan Office of Catholic Campus Ministry helps campus ministers strive to achieve the following on college campuses statewide:

Goals and Services

The goals of campus ministry include: forming the faith community, appropriating the faith, forming the Christian conscience, educating for justice, facilitating personal development and developing leaders for the future. The services of the Office of Catholic Campus Ministry include: sponsoring the annual CCM fall retreat, providing resources for campus ministers and faculty advisors, funding for CCM programs, leadership workshops, retreats, assistance with program planning and mission trips.