We want to see more and more college students join our church family because they were loved on and pursued on campus. Throughout the semester we will host a variety of events to help equip us and welcome new people in. We want to create avenues for people to get involved in community while learning to walk with Jesus.
Leadership and serving is the natural response to a life transformed by the good news of Jesus. We want to serve with a Kingdom First Mindset. The cross frees us from selfishness and laziness then invites us to leverage our lives to serve others, love others, and help build up the church. As a member of College Leadership, you’ll be helping the College Staff drive out ministry to college students in Columbia. You can sign up here.
Summers are a key time to grow as a believer and a leader. We want to help our students grow in maturity by giving them access to pastors and staff for a whole summer, as well as giving them real ministry experiences along the way. You can apply to be an intern with us here.
LifeGroups are the very core of our church family. They are where we live out our vision of being a Jesus-centered family on mission. Our desire is that every person connected to our church would be connected through a LifeGroup.
What is a LifeGroup?
A LifeGroup is a group of people committed to experiencing life and walking in biblical community together. LifeGroups meet in homes throughout our city, but they are not simply once-a-week meetings, Sunday School classes, or Bible studies. The people in a LifeGroup do study the Bible and push each other toward Jesus, but they also eat together, play together, serve together, and become family with one another. LifeGroups are the core of our church family. They are where we live out our vision of being a Jesus-centered family on mission.
Who should be in a LifeGroup?
Everyone. Believer or non-believer (seeing biblical community lived out is a great way to explore Christianity). Member or non-member. Old or young, introvert or extrovert...you get the picture. We believe LifeGroups are the best place to experience the gospel no matter who you are, so we want everyone to join one.
Ready to join?
How can I get involved with the College Ministry?
Get into a LifeGroup. Our college ministry revolves around LifeGroups. They are how we do life together and live on mission on campus.
I’m nervous about joining a LifeGroup because I don’t know anyone. What should I do?
Go. It sounds simple but the reality is we try to make LifeGroups a welcoming environment for new people. Everyone has had a first time at LifeGroup, so you are not alone.
How do I become a part of College Leadership?
After being in a LifeGroup for a year, the next step would be talking to your LifeGroup leader about what it means to be a part of college leadership. If a LifeGroup leader recommends someone for Leadership, then the student fills out the College Leadership Application and begins an interview process through which the person potentially becomes a leader.