On January 30, 2015 over 100 students descended upon Alton Castle for the annual winter student retreat. The theme of the retreat was “Return of the King” and the location was appropriately grand. Twelfth century walls framed the bridge which lead to the awe-inspiring castle that would be our home for the next few days. Snow-covered picturesque woods provided an amazing backdrop to an already beautiful view.
On Saturday December 13, 2014, the Boston Campus Ministry is hosting the second annual HOPE For the Holidays Benefit Concert. Last year, the concert was a huge success, as over $2,000 was raised for the non-profit organization HOPE worldwide. This year, we hope to raise even more for HOPE worldwide!
The Johannesburg Church of Christ is proud to announce the 2015 South African Campus Corps entitled Encounter: South Africa. We are inviting interested college students from throughout our worldwide fellowship to come to Johannesburg from July 7 - August 10, 2015 to encounter the beautiful people, wildlife and culture of South Africa, but more importantly to be equipped and empowered to help the tens of thousands of university students throughout South Africa to encounter the true Jesus for themselves.
The UnConference is just around the corner, and is set for November 7-9, 2014. We welcome all campus students from the Lower Midwest to join us in the western suburbs of Chicago for another time of in-depth teaching, training, and great fellowship!
With the increase of iPhone holders, Facebook users, video-game players, Instagram posters, Snapchat senders, Spotify listeners, text-message writers, and hashtag creators, the word “friendship” has dwindled in the last 30 years to a means of “accept” or “decline.” The common relationship reeks of letters on a screen and the amount of likes on a photo instead of two people trusting each other and looking into each other’s eyes. Paul said to the church in Rome: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” I fear that the world, its technologies, and all that there is to discover in the cyber, app-abundant world, is transforming our current generation. I fear that we have strayed from the heart of the apostles and their obsession with Christ by consuming our lives with technology instead of consuming our hearts and minds with Christ.
About 35 energetic and focused campus leaders from across North Carolina gathered August 10-12, 2014 in beautiful Wilmington to ramp up for the 2014-15 campus school year. The theme was "Living Proof, The Marks of a Disciple" and we were housed and fed by the generous Greater Wilmington Church of Christ!
My name is Cody Teo and I’m a senior at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). I am pursuing a global studies degree with a technology marketing emphasis under the Technology Management Program. I am also a transfer student from Northern California. As a transfer, I came into this school thinking, “I’m going to get super wasted! Every weekend! Smoke/drink/experiment!” And for the first quarter of my UCSB undergraduate life, I did partake in the so called “IV Life” ("Isla Vista Life") and did my fair share of partying. It was practically every weekend that I would find myself in Isla Vista attending many parties. I thought of it as having fun, networking, and making friends. It all seemed very harmless to me and I was having what I thought was the college experience.