How Do We Let the Sacred Text Speak on Campuses Today?

The Bible is the central Sacred Text of Christianity. It has shaped the church throughout the centuries and God has spoken through these words from generation to generation. Yet we know that the same words that unite the Christian church are also the words that can cause division as we read and interpret the text. In the internet age, students, staff and faculty are bombarded with messages about Christianity and about what the Bible does and does not say.

  • How then do campus ministers and chaplains be good stewards of our Sacred Text on our campuses today?
  • How can the ancient Text breathe life into the conversations we have?
  • How can we be hospitable stewards of ‘God’s words’ in an age of skepticism?

​Join us at this years Christian Reformed Campus Ministers Association (CRCMA) Conference for a robust and imaginative conversation about being faithful stewards of the text.

keynote speaker
Dr. kirsten jeffrey-johnston

Kirstin is a free-lance writer and lecturer on literature, theology, and the Arts. She studied English Literature at University of Alberta, Edmonton, and Theology at Regent College, Vancouver. Her Ph.D. is from the University of St. Andrews while a member of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, & the Arts. Kirstin’s dissertation addressed the concept of Mythopoesis in the work of George MacDonald – considering the development and presentation of his understanding of Revelation and Relationality, and the theological role of Story within that context. She writes for numerous journals in the subjects of Literature, Art, and Theology, and also lectures nationally and internationally in these areas. – Kirsten is from the Ottawa Valley and is the host of an annual arts and theology gathering known as Linlathen –

rEgistration & schedule

Pricing Before April 1st

Single Occupancy:

$250 USD / $325 CAD

Pricing After April 1st

Single Occupancy:

$315 USD / $400 CAD

Commuter Rate 

(No Residence Fees): 

$175 USD / $225 CAD

Basic Schedule

Tuesday May 24

1-4pm – Check-in

4:30pm – Welcome Gathering & Worship

5:30pm – Supper

6:30- 8:30 – Session – Let Scripture Frame Your Year – During this time we will break into small groups and each share a scripture passage that helps tell the story of your past year. 

Wednesday May 25

7:30-8:30am – Breakfast

8:30am – Worship/Devotions

9:00am – Keynote – Dr. Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson 

10:00am – Break

10:30am Panel – Beyond Scripture Debates: Kirsten Jeffrey-Johnson, Mike Wagenmann & TBA

12:00pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Best Practices Part 1

– Campus Ministries will each take 10 minutes to share one practice/event/resource that has enhanced their ministry

– or take the time to talk about something that didn’t work and what you learned from it

3pm – Open

5:30pm – Supper

7pm – Best Practices Part 2

– A continuation from the Afternoon

Thursday May 26

8-9am – Breakfast

9:00am Devotions-Scriptural Practice

9:30am CRCMA Annual Meeting

11:30am – Closing


logistics & Travel

Not sure where Kingston Ontario is? 


Want to know where the nearest airports are?


Planning additional vacation time in the 1000 Island region?



6 hours from Sarnia or Windsor

2 hours from Ottawa or Montreal

2 hours from Syracuse, NY


it is possible to fly into Kingston, it’s not a cheap option. The closest airports are Ottawa, ON, Syracuse NY and Toronto, ON. Ottawa and Syracuse are approximately 2 hours away and Toronto is approximately 2.5 hours. Closer to the event we will create communication to consider ride-share options, but we encourage you to begin your carpooling options today. Note that campus ministers will be driving from Southern Ontario and Ottawa directions.


VIA Rail travels from Montreal or Ottawa through to Windsor and has a stop in Kingston. If you book on time it can be an affordable and lovely way to travel.

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