If you didn't make it to the Edge tonight we still would love for you to have a chance to fill out the apprentice application. Please fill out the form below. If you have any questions feel free to contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving up an entire weekend is like cutting off a college student's cell service....it's a HUGE sacrifice! But time after time, we see that students who make the sacrifice to go on retreats experience life-changing clarity. What a privilege to get a front-row seat to see God changing these lives!
Because of you...
....the Gospel is being preached all over the world
....the campus is being impacted for Christ
....students' lives are being transformed
Our annual Celebration Dinner is a special evening to celebrate what God is doing at the University of Illinois Springfield. This is a time to hear how your partnership with CSF is impacting the kingdom for Christ, pray for the work of Christian Student Fellowship and renew your partnership through a time of offering (or join our team for the first time!).
Childcare is available for children 5 and under if you RSVP by March 20. Dinner will not be served in childcare.
Coffee + College Students = A Match Made in Heaven
Last year, when we moved our weekly worship services from Friday evening to Monday night our whole community mourned the loss of the Friday night meal. There is something about sharing a meal together that instantly builds community. After a semester of not having food as a part of our service a group of students decided we needed to revamp our hospitality ministry. Food was a great ice breaker and without it people just wandered into our service and quickly found a seat. Out of those discussions the CSF Coffee Bar was birthed! A small group of students show up every week before our service and brew coffee...the smell alone is enough to draw people to our worship service :). Also, people have occasionally donated cookies to go with the coffee bar because chocolate and coffee is an even better combo.
The coffee bar has grown to the point where we could now use some coffee partners. Instead of Friday night cooks we now need Monday night coffee partners! If you love coffee (or maybe just the treats that one eats with coffee) we need you.
Listed below are the items we are going through every few weeks. If you would like to donate supplies (or giftcards) please contact Lindsey at email@example.com.
Ground Coffee - The favorites so far are Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut and Starbucks Pike Place
Hot Chocolate Mix
Disposable Coffee Cups with lids
Treats (You can sign up to make treats for a Monday night of your choice)
What's it all about?
If I'm a Good Person, does that make God happy? How Good is Good enough?
Doesn't God want me to be Happy?
What if you learned that the life God wants for you is bigger than your major or your significant other or your success? The Bible has some things to teach us about what's important to God. What Micah 6:8 teaches us about Acting Justly, Loving Mercy, and Walking Humbly....hopefully we'll learn that the things God has planned for us are #BIGGERTHANME!
Students of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to The Edge every Monday night at 9pm for music, a Bible study, and time to consider what on Earth I'm here for!
The campus ministry at the University of Illinois Springfield depends on the generous donations from our alumni, parents, local churches, and members of the community to continue to reach college students with the Gospel. Please consider making a donation to help us end this semester well!
CSF Mission Trip Meeting
Saturday, October 24th
5pm in the PAC
Come for more info on all three trips, including price break-down and deadlines. Give God a few days and see what happens!
Every May, we ask students to reflect on their school year and answer this question: "what are the things that helped you grow your faith the MOST this year?" Time after time, students tell us Fall Retreat was the beginning or the turning point or the jump start for spiritual growth AND the place where they began some of the most important spiritual relationships of their college career. This year's Fall Retreat is Friday, Oct. 2nd - Sunday, Oct. 4th at Little Galilee in Clinton, IL. Cost is $35 and includes food, lodging, and all the s'mores and fun you can cram into 1 weekend! Sign up at The Edge this Monday, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to Help Students go to Fall Retreat?
Maybe you're a CSF Alum who can appreciate the importance of Fall Retreat, or the parent of a student who has been impacted...Help make a way for students to attend Fall Retreat by providing a Retreat Scholarship! Click here to make a donation and put "Fall Retreat" in the memo.
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!