ABOUT US

Baptist Collegiate Ministry at The University of Richmond is a mission of the Kairos Initiative, a young-adults venture of the Baptist General Association of Virginia.

BCM at the University of Richmond is a campus ministry open to people of all backgrounds and traditions who hope to explore and grow in their understanding of faith in a genuine community. Our guiding mission is to be a welcoming place for all students as they seek to hear and live into God’s call to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God.

Our identity can be found in the phrase, 

With God: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved!”
Ephesians 2:4-5
 
The BCM is a student organization created by God’s grace! Now we get to serve WITH GOD and participate in how he is at work in our lives and in the lives of all nations, sharing his good news and transforming message.
 
Through Us: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
 
We are God’s redeemed creation, and he has gifted us with spiritual gifts and talents we can use to worship God and love others!
 
For All: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
 
The BCM welcomes all because we are all created in the image of God. No one is left out and everyone is invited!

    

The Staff

Rev. Ryan Goude joined the BCM @ UR staff in the summer of 2019. Ryan’s passion for college ministry ingited from his own involment in BCM life as a student at Virginia Tech. While in college, Ryan discovered the beauty of living life with God and the joys of living in a healthy faith community. After graduating from VT in 2012, Ryan met his wife Karin, and they were married in the summer of 2013. In 2014, Ryan and Karin moved to California for Ryan to complete his Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now known as Gateway Seminary of the SBC). After graduating in 2016, Ryan and Karin moved to VA to serve at the BCM at VCU, where he had the privilege of serving for three years. In the summer of 2019, Ryan and Karin welcomed their first child and as a team are enjoying the journey of parenthood. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, playing and designing board games, reading, and traveling.