CCMA Mission

To be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.

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New Campus Minister Support Network

The New Campus Minister Support Network is a wonderful benefit offered to CCMA Regular Members. If you are not already a CCMA member, join now!

If you are already a CCMA member, and you would like to participate in the New Campus Minister Support Network, either as a new campus minister or experienced mentor, please register below.

Welcome to Campus Ministry!

Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) offers the New Campus Minister Support Network (NCMSN) to allow CCMA members who are new to campus ministry draw upon the resources and experience of campus ministers who have “run the race” for awhile. You are invited to join the NCMSN in order to dialogue with experienced campus ministers who are dedicated to helping you succeed in your ministry. You decide who you would like to contact to begin dialogue about your campus ministry experience.

Who is a “new campus minister” and how can he or she use the NCMSN?

Anyone new to the field of campus ministry is welcome to use the NCMSN for the first through fourth years. A campus minister with more than four years of experience who has moved into a new setting or institution, (i.e., from a small Catholic college to a large diocesan Newman Center,) is welcome to use the network for two years. An individual who served in campus ministry, left for a period of time, and is now returning to campus ministry is welcome to use the network for the first and second year back in the field.

Getting Started

To get started, follow the “Join the NCMSN” link below to register. You will receive an email with your username and password. Use these to enter the NCMSN via the “Enter the NCMSN” link below, where you will have access to the biographies and photos of experienced campus ministers ready to share their resources and experience with you. Review the biographies and decide who might best be able to support you in your particular ministry situation based on similarities in institutional setting, student demographics, ministerial roles, and more. Contact the experienced campus minister and introduce yourself. Make clear your desire for type (phone or email) and frequency of future contact (monthly, quarterly, as needed).

Who is an “experienced campus minister” and how can he or she be part of the NCMSN?
An experienced campus minister is a current member of CCMA with five or more years of experience and enthusiasm about helping new campus ministers succeed. Working knowledge of Reverence and Responsibility: A Guide to the CCMA Code of Ethics and the USCCB’s Pastoral Letter on Campus Ministry, Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future, is required; CCMA certification is preferred but not required. Experienced campus ministers commit to working faithfully with no more than two new campus ministers at a time. Any experienced campus minister who meets these qualifications can offer themselves as a resource to new campus ministers by submitting a brief biography.

***Please note: CCMA cannot facilitate accommodations or make reimbursements for costs related to this program (i.e. phone calls or travel). Contact the Assistant Director of Member Services and Communication or the Chair of the New Campus Minister Support Network Committee if there you have any questions about the NCMSN or with any new or experienced campus ministers participating in the NCMSN.
Christine Bennett
Member Services Coordinator

Kelly Czajka
Co-Chair, New Campus Minister Support Network Committee

Diane Magliocca
Co-Chair, New Campus Minister Support Network Committee