Mobilizing the Church to Evangelize on Campus
On college campuses there are thousands of people open to talking about the gospel during one of the most pivotal seasons of their lives. How can the local church take advantage of these opportunities? How could a local church that’s a few hours away from a campus impact students? In this breakout session, Dave Russell explains what a rich opportunity evangelizing college students is and how local churches can mobilize to reach campuses.
Dave Russell is the Director for Campus Outreach DC, a college ministry based out of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where he also serves as an elder. God’s work in Dave’s life as a college student at UNC Charlotte, ultimately led him to desire to work in Christian ministry. For the last 14 years, he has worked with Campus Outreach to evangelize and disciple on college campuses. After 10 years of serving with Campus Outreach in North Carolina, Dave moved to Washington, DC in 2010 to start Campus Outreach DC. Dave is presently finishing up his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Carrie, and their four children.
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Dave Russell grew up mostly in Florida and moved to North Carolina when he was in high school. His parents were both believers and were the first to share the gospel with him. His college years at UNC Charlotte were a time of great growth with the help of Campus Outreach. God’s work in Dave’s life during college ultimately led him to desire to work in Christian ministry. Since graduating college, he has worked with Campus Outreach to evangelize and disciple on college campuses. After 10 years of working for Campus Outreach in North Carolina, Dave moved up to DC in 2010 to start Campus Outreach DC out of Capitol Hill Baptist. Dave is presently working toward a degree at Southeastern Baptist Seminary. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife Carrie and their four children: Charlotte, Carson, Helen, and Henry.