Alive @ RU

Alive @ RU is a new ministry coming out of Dwelling Place Christian Fellowship in Christiansburg, VA, led by John and Anna Spraker, beginning this fall on the campus of Radford University.

 Ministry Name & Vision:
God impressed upon our hearts the name Alive @ RU for this campus ministry through several verses and quotes. In the movie Braveheart, William Wallace says, “All men die, but not all men really live.” We all need to ask ourselves whether we are striving to survive or truly living. There is a big difference. God freely offers eternal life (a life of joy and fulfillment) to all through his son Jesus beginning here and now on earth and beyond. Jesus says in John 10:10 “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” We desire to see Radford University come alive with the love of God. We want them to know how much He loves them and that He is for them in all circumstances. A large part of truly living comes from understanding our relationship with God: who He is and who we are in relationship to Him. “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:18)

Ministry Focus: Alive @ RU will seek to…

  • Engage students in small and large group fellowship, to share the gospel through relationships.
  • Encourage students to seek the Fatherʼs heart for them and establish their identity as a son or daughter.
  • Equip students to disciple one another, minister to others, and share the gospel. As well as provide them with resources to help prepare them for life beyond college.
  • Empower students to live boldly as a son or daughter, operating in freedom within their spiritual gifts, to go out as a disciple of Jesus and share the gospel.

Want to get involved or learn more about Alive @ RU? We would LOVE to hear from you! Email us at or call the church office at (540) 381-5500.

Help Support Alive @ RU

Give To: RU Alive Campus Ministry

Give To: RU Alive-Spraker Personal