Theological Development

Whether you’ve been involved in a campus ministry, or attended a Christian university, you’ve already dug deep into the Word of God. In our ministry on campus, we’re constantly drawing on our own knowledge of the Bible, introducing students to Jesus by reading Scripture with them. Many students will read the Bible for the very first time with us. That’s a spiritual privilege, and a high responsibility. We need to be clear about what it means to follow Jesus—as Peter reminds us, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God” (1 Peter 4:11, NIV).

To lay a strong foundation, not just for your work on campus, but for lifelong ministry, the first of our three weekly cohorts focuses on biblical and theological development. We’ll look at the full breadth of Scripture together, and talk through how to teach the overarching story of the Bible to students who have never read it before. Plus, you’ll get the chance to go deeper in what you already know: cultural and historical context, how the church has read the Bible over the centuries, and how Scripture speaks to all of life today.

You’ll see God changing students through the power of his Word as it continues to change you.


Director of the Theological Development Cohort

KATE is the theological director of the Chicago Campus Initiative and loves teaching and helping others see just how exciting the truths of the Christian faith really are. She has a B.A. in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute and master’s degrees in Systematic Theology and Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  When not being nerdy, Kate loves to rock climb, ice skate, and walk in the woods with her husband, Joel, who is the congregational pastor at Cornerstone Anglican Church-West Loop.

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We set the bar high for graduating seniors, and so should you. Your next step is the launchpad not just for your career, but for the next chapter of your spiritual life. We’re looking for fellows who are hungry to learn, ready to serve, and on fire for the Lord Jesus.

Application Instructions

Click the link below, and it will take you to Cru’s U.S. internships application. There, follow these steps: Apply Now > Log in > Begin to fill out the application. > Position, “US Intern.” > Complete the personal info page and read the FAQ > Preference, “Campus Ministry” > Sub-preference “Field.” > Ministry Interests, “IL – Cornerstone / University of Illinois at Chicago” > Complete the rest of the application as directed.  

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