December is a month that inspires generosity, and CSF is so incredibly grateful for those who direct their gifts to the mission of helping college students find their way back to God! We're telling 12 of some of our best stories to help demonstrate how crucial your gift is to pushing the mission forward. Please consider giving to help us reach our $22,000 goal by Dec 31st!
You can give here!
Belonging is a big part of Believing for many students. We often see that before a student is open to hearing about the Gospel, they need to know that they have found a safe group of friends. That's why building community is such a big part of CSF! We do this through Small Groups, social events, service projects, and lots more....Here are some of the glimpses of Community in CSF this semester!
There's nothing better than a late-night trip together for a BAPTISM! After a Monday Night Worship service, about 20 students piled into cars and headed to one of our partner churches, Lakeside Christian Church, who generously opened up their building so Lois could be baptized! It was an encouraging night as Lois shared her testimony of responding to the invitation of Jesus and her friends surrounded her with prayer and celebration!
Monday nights, we're studying the book of Philippians and discussing what it looks like to Shine Like Stars on our campus. Part of that includes Paul's example of Choosing Joy in all circumstances - in service, sacrifice, and surrender. We're seeing our students live this out as they continue to put God first and live out their faith!
If you're a college student in Springfield, you belong here!! CSF Welcome Week is full of events for students to make new friends and find your people!
If you're a new student, please fill our our New Student Form so we can connect with you!
We’re so thankful for so many of you who have asked about how close we are to reaching our $15000 Launch Day goal. As of today we have received $11,301.68 with more gifts still coming in. THANK YOU for your support and if you’d like to make a special gift to help us be fully funded for the start the school year, you may do so here - https://www.uiscsf.org/launch-day.html
It's almost here!!
LAUNCH DAY is your opportunity to partner in launching CSF into a new school year. This online fundraiser subsidizes high impact events that will help us build relationships with new students on campus this Fall. You can give online toward our goal of $15,000 between now and July 27th using the link
College campuses are QUIET during the summer. But if you're a student living on campus, they can also be incredibly lonely. This summer CSF is hosting a weekly Sand Volleyball night on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at UIS Rec Park. Music starts playing, laughter and cheering erupt, and it's amazing how students begin trickling out from the residence hall or nearby apartments, looking for life.
Sometimes we play serious Volleyball. Other times, we do the easier version, Nuke 'Em. But the most important thing happening is that students are finding a place to belong - and that's the beginning of making disciples!
May 31-June 6 CSF took their annual International Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. We partnered with GO Ministries - an organization whose vision to make disciples aligns closely with our own. Students had a great time learning more about Jesus' global mission as they experienced God's work through GO - painting houses, hosting a VBS for kids and building relationships with leaders and pastors. We can't wait to see how God continues to grow this partnership in the years to come!!
Are you a UIS or LLCC student in town for the summer? Attend college elsewhere, but home for the summer? Maybe you just graduated from High School and are just getting ready for college somewhere in the Fall....come hang out with us this summer every Tuesday night at 7pm for Sand Volleyball and Nuke 'em at UIS Rec Park!
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!