Launch Day is 1 day set aside to help fund high-impact events during the first few weeks of the school year. Every year we meet hundreds of students through these events, and recognize each one as an opportunity to help them find their way back to God. WE NEED YOU to give on Launch Day, August 2nd, so we can continue to make a difference at UIS!
Be a part of launching CSF into a new school year by funding high impact events that reach students at the University of Illinois Springfield!
Join us on Facebook this August 2nd!
We were getting ready to take our traditional CSF picture at one of this summer's weddings with students and staff from various years when our white-haired friend insisted he should be in the photo.
And he was right. Ken Wells is probably the oldest CSF'er.
When CSF began at Sangamon State University in 1993, Ken Wells was one of the very first Board Members. Despite not having any money, experience, and no idea what we were doing, Ken was always the first to say, "God knows what He's doing!"
23 years later, Ken's grandson, Josh, was a student at UIS and found a faith community at CSF. This past weekend, Josh got married surrounded by family, friends, and the CSF community.
Many of our students will never know Ken Wells. They may not know his name or be able to pick him out in a crowd, but hundreds of men and women at UIS have found their way back to God because of Ken and faithful men and women like him.
God's fingerprints are all over this picture!
Becoming more like Jesus doesn't just happen by accident. It requires an intentional choice and disciplined actions to join in this pursuit! THAT'S WHY CSF is offering a Summer Bible Reading Plan - - so whether you're here in Springfield for the summer, or at home or traveling somewhere, we can all join in the pursuit TOGETHER!
DAY 1 begins on Monday, June 11th...
Know a college student in Springfield for the summer? Invite them to the CSF Summer Bible Study! We'll kick off the summer with a cookout on Tuesday, May 29th at 6pm at the Lasley Home - - Bring your best Blue-Ribbon summer side dish and burgers will be provided.
The Summer Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, June 12th at the Lasley Home. For more info or directions, call Lindsey at 217-248-3979.
Paul Harvey, an American radio broadcaster, was known for ending his reports with his trademark phrase "and now you know....the rest of the story". As we begin the Spring launch of students graduating from our ministry, the rest of the story is about to begin!
Over the weekend we hosted our annual Graduates Dinner, and each Senior received a CSF mug with "&" on the back as a reminder of what we're praying about what "the rest of the story" will be for them. The vision of CSF is that we would see students be disciples who make disciples, while on campus & for the rest of their lives. Whether they're going on for more education or entering the work force, we want to see these disiciples continue to make disciples. The rest of the story....the "& for the rest of their lives" starts now!
Please RSVP here or by calling gretchen at (217)414-9198
Our students have been challenged by some outstanding guest teachers this Spring in our Surprise the World series: Pete Cocco, Brooks Wilson, Jeff Nelsen, Brad Ferris, and Drew Peterson have been training our students to be highly missional people!
Christian Student Fellowship
is a place for students at the University of Illinois Springfield who are on a spiritual journey. Whether you're just starting out or you've been headed this way for awhile, we want to help you find your way back to God!