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Christian Organizations Exist at Vanderbilt!

Posted by on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in College Life, Diversity, Family, General Information, Religious Life, Student Life.

For me, college was a time to explore faith and make it my own.  Back at home, I attended church for most of my life, but it was only when I came to Vanderbilt that I really started to grasp the story of the Gospel.  Joining a campus ministry radically transformed my understanding of and affections for God, and my life has changed drastically! So if you were to ask me for one piece of advice, I would highly highly highly recommend to you: throw yourself into the community of a campus ministry!

There are more Christian organizations than the ones that I have just listed, but here is a wee sampling:

This is one of my all-time favorite photos, taken in St. Louis during our Fall SPOTS trip!

The BCM at Vanderbilt Place
Meetings: Thursdays at 8:15 PM at the BCM building.
Mission Statement: We seek to know Christ through Bible study, prayer, and discipleship and to make Christ known through outreach, community service, and missions. The focus of the BCM is evangelism, discipleship, and connection to the local church.

We kind of made a fantastic music video during our Spring SPOTS trip to Chicago.

Cru at Vanderbilt
Meetings: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at Alumni Hall.
Mission Statement: We are a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

This is also on my list of favorite images ever taken during a retreat weekend!

Nashville Navs
Meetings: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at Stevenson.
Mission Statement: To know Christ and make Him known.

What's awesome is that people from all of these different organizations are all friends with one another and hang out and love each other!

Meetings: Wednesdays at 8:00 PM in Benton Chapel.
Mission Statement: We seek to spread the “gospel” (the good news of Jesus Christ) through ourselves and into the campus by word, deed, and lifestyle. We believe the gospel is what brings about personal change, social healing, and cultural renewal.

What an amazing group!

One awesome thing is that all of these ministries do not compete with one another; in fact, cross-ministry friendships are rampant!  Need proof?  If you scroll back up to the BCM and Cru pictures, a lot of the same people show up in both photos!

If you were wondering, there also exists Christian Greek Life!  Check out BYX or Phi Lamb if you’re interested!

Mission Statement: Sigma Phi Lambda exists for the sole purpose of glorifying our Lord Jesus Christ and making His name great.

All of these organizations are super duper awesome, and if you’d like to ask me any questions about them, I can try to answer them for you or direct you to somebody in that specific ministry!

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