The BCM has been serving students at Northwestern for 50 years or more. We’ve met people in Evanston who were leading the BCM at Northwestern back in the early 1960’s. (True story. We’ll be happy to introduce you to them, if you like.)
BCM is a campus-based ministry and not a church. For decades now, we’ve been sharing the good news about Jesus with the people of Northwestern University, quietly making disciples of Jesus on the campus, faithfully training leaders for ministry, constantly sending missionaries to the nations of the world, as well as constantly sending Christians into the worlds of business, politics, education and entertainment.
Today, a new generation of BCM students is experiencing a new season of growth in Jesus’ gospel. God is at work through the BCM at Northwestern. And we invite a new generation of students to help us write the next chapter of our history.
And finally…just to set the record straight, we’re pretty certain of the following historical facts:
- No BCM students have ever been a part of the Northwestern Live-Saving Crew.
- Francis Willard was not thrown out of the BCM at Northwestern because of her position on Temperance.
- Stephen Colbert was also never the president of the BCM at Northwestern.
- And neither was Mike Greenberg of Mike & Mike on ESPN, as best we remember.
- We are also fairly certain that Rod Blagojevich was never the treasurer of the BCM at Northwestern.
- But we think it would have been really cool if all of these people, along with Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Charlton Heston, Warren Beatty, Edgar Bergen, Ann Margaret, William Jennings Bryan, and Rahm Emmanuel, would have been students who were a part of the BCM at Northwestern. We’re now engaging the next generation of Northwestern alumni before they graduate and we’d love to have you help us do that.