Find out more about the Year-End Challenge HERE!
This week at The Edge, Lindsey challenged us to think about HOW we pray....and HOW we fast. Even though Jesus talks about doing it in private, it doesn't mean we shouldn't do these things corporately, as a community.
That's EXACTLY what we're doing this THURSDAY, November 9th!! At 9am, we'll be meeting at the Colonnade (or "fountain", for you less fancy people...) to pray together. This will also serve as a great way to kick of a Sunrise-to-Sunset community fast from food, as well. At 5pm, we'll come back together in the PAC Food Emporium to break the fast and have dinner together. Whether you're new to prayer and fasting, or just need the accountability, we hope you'll join us!
Check out the Fasting Journal below to guide your day.....
"Coming to college at UIS was an extremely emotional and nerve-racking experience for me because, much like every other college Freshmen, everything I knew had suddenly changed. I was thrown into a pool of people that I barely knew and hardly had anything in common with, which left me feeling extremely lonely. I never expected to gain such personal and Christ-centered relationships at Fall Retreat, but the amazing people I met left me feeling like I finally had a community at school that I could rely on for both my intentional Christ-centered relationships and just basic life events that I could share with others. At fall retreat I not only learned how important it is to build a community of people that can be positive Christ-following influences, but also how important it is for me to be a positive Christ-following influence." - Sophia Richmiller, UIS Freshman (2nd from the right)
"I'm glad I went to CSF Fall Retreat because I was reminded that there is a huge difference between knowing the word of God and actually acting on that knowledge. I also realized that the grace, word and the love of God compel us, it decide our action and my father would always be there for me in time of my needs." Akin Akinkummi, International Student from Nigeria.
It's amazing what God can do when we get away. Join us for a weekend of worship, spiritual growth, ridiculous fun, and sticky s'mores. Sign up at The Edge!
We think Small Groups are one of the MOST important thing CSF does.
Meet with 5-10 students every week to read God's word, share life, and build community! Groups kick off this week, so contact your leader for more info!
We've been planning and praying all summer for your arrival....check out our first week activities and build some relationships to help you make this the best year ever!
We are blown away by how GOD has provided through generous churches, friends, parents, and alumni! We surpassed our $5,000 goal for launching, and gifts received over that amount go towards being fully funded for the entire Fall semester ($9,000)!
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!