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Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

RUF is a campus ministry for students at UW--Christians, skeptics, and anyone in between--to explore the light and life of Jesus and what that means for ourselves, our friends, and our campus.

 
 

Reformed

Simply put, "Reformed," describes the biblical convictions of historic Christianity.  The movement of the Church which sought to renew these convictions afresh ministered the Christian gospel under the banners of "Faith Alone," "Grace Alone," "Scripture Alone," "Christ Alone," and "To the Glory of God Alone."  In calling ourselves "Reformed" we claim the same banners for our work.

 
 

University

More than just a ministry on the university campus, RUF seeks to be a ministry for the university.  We strive to serve in this unique stage of a student's life in the world they live in, exploring together how the Lordship of Christ informs every area of life.

 
 

Fellowship

All human problems originate from our alienation from God, and those problems show up vividly in broken relationships with one another.  God's answer to human alienation is the death and resurrection of Jesus, and His answer to disintegrated relationships is the Church of Jesus.  RUF is the arm of this restorative people reaching out to the college campus. 

 
 

Learn

We are committed to asking questions of the Scriptures together--what they mean and why it matters to us--and finding answers.  We do this in small groups on Thursday nights at 7 pm on campus.  

Contact Danny Hindman (danny.hindman@ruf.org) for more info.

 
 

Grow

We believe that feasting (literally) is a natural response to the gospel and the best way to make new friends.  We host RUF Supper Clubs on the last Thursday of the month, beginning in February.     

Rides available.  Contact Danny Hindman (danny.hindman@ruf.org) for more info.

 
 

Serve

The gospel calls us to get outside of ourselves and to turn towards others in love, all because Jesus first loved us.  Because this is true, we serve those in need on Madison's East Side once a month beginning in February (day and time coming soon!)

Rides available.  Contact Danny Hindman (danny.hindman@ruf.org) for more info.

 
 

Meet

Got questions about the gospel?  Want more information about RUF?  Want free coffee or lunch?  Email Campus Minister Danny Hindman (danny.hindman@ruf.org). He and/or his wife will foot the bill.  

 
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Rev. Danny Hindman

Danny grew up all over the country (Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado), but home base for both sides of his family is Indianapolis, and he is a midwesterner at heart.  He went to Wheaton College for undergrad, graduated in 2010, and spent the next two years working in the corporate world in Cincinnati, OH.  In 2012, he moved to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary, and in 2016 graduated with an MDiv.  That summer he was called to Madison to begin a new RUF campus work.  Danny met his wife Emily at Covenant, where she earned a Master of Arts in Counseling, and they were married in November of 2016.  Emily is a certified postpartum doula, and loves to read, cook, and read cookbooks.  Danny loves reading, playing sports, listening to music, exploring cities, and in seminary managed to pick up all of the predictable millennial proclivities for local/artisanal/free-range whatever.  

Email Danny at danny.hindman@ruf.org.

 

 
 

The Presbyterian Church in America

RUF is the official campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  This means that we identify with the theological tradition arising from the protestant reformation and the system of doctrine set down in an historical document called The Westminster Confession of Faith.  

Resurrection Presbyterian Church

RUF at UW is partnered with Resurrection Presbyterian Church, a downtown/Eastside Madison congregation planted in 2016.  For more information on Resurrection Madison, contact the Rev. Matt Grimsley (matt@resurrectionmadison.com), or visit the website, ressurectionmadison.com