The Campolo Center for Ministry prepares students for servant-leadership in the Church, Christian ministries, and the public sphere – for the glory of God and in honor of Dr. Tony Campolo, distinguished Eastern University alumnus and Professor Emeritus of Sociology.

    Christ-centered Community, Spiritual Formation, Ministry Praxis

    Campolo Scholars have the opportunity to learn and grow through:

    • Friendship and formation among Scholars in committed Christian community 
    • Spiritual direction, discipleship, and support from the Campolo Center Staff
    • Mentoring, service, and supervised ministry praxis with local pastors and leaders

    Scholar Community Annual Rhythms 

    • Semester Retreats to nurture wholeness and cultivate spiritual practices (e.g. worship, prayer, rest, play, wonder, Scripture reflection, creativity, joy, beauty, and fellowship)
    • Monthly Meals for fellowship, learning, and discussion
    • Weekly Scholars Forums led by seasoned faith and ministry practitioners to stimulate cultural engagement and thoughtful theological reflection
    • Daily habits of grace and devotion to God, world, neighbor, creation, and self

    Scholarship Information

    • There are 50 students in the Campolo Scholars Cohort (undergraduate, seminary, graduate and PhD students)
    • Undergraduate Campolo Scholars receive a $8,000 per year award
    • The award can be renewed each year and will be added to any previously earned academic or merit scholarship

    Candidate Requirements

    • Students who are spiritually gifted, communally called, and vocationally committed to holistic Christian ministry and pursuing a major or minor in the field of Ministry Leadership, Biblical Studies or Theology.
    • Campolo Scholars are expected to pursue God, contribute to the local church, be a good citizen of the Eastern University community, and actively participate in the Campolo Center for Ministry