"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought in complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." -John 17:20-23
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"Steve Jordahl, Family News in Focus
Lance Steiger, a Resident Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, wanted to hold a Bible Study. But when school officials found out about the gathering, they threatened disciplinary action, ranging from letter of reprimand to dismissal or loss of scholarhip. "They're prohibited from leading or organizing those events in their rooms or in their residency halls where they have supervisory authority over other students," university spokesman Mike Rindo said. "Does he have to give up his religious rights in order to be an RA?" asked Jeremy Tedesco of the Alliance Defense Fund. "He can't ever hold a Bible study in his own dorm room, he can't potentially pray with another student in his dorm room. I don't know where this ends." Campus ministries are watching the situation with interest and trusting God to use it for his purposes. Wisconsin Congressman and Eau-Claire alum Mark Green stated, "If we don't get satisfactory answers soon, I think we'll have no choice to at least have hearings to take a look at what the rights of students are." Already the ACLU and Americans United have lined up behind the university. "
"Chi Alpha Campus Ministries is a Christian campus ministry on universities throughout the United States and around the world. We are a movement of college-age men and women earnestly following Jesus. We are not a fraternity or sorority. We invite everyone to be a part, regardless of background"
"For This Cause
shoreline christian center " InterVarsity Christian Fellowship - Urbana 09, from youtube.com "At Urbana 09 youll learn about critical global issues from dynamic teachers, worship with thousands in one of the most diverse gatherings in North America, and be challenged by missional students and recent graduates who testify to Gods faithfulness to the ends of the earth.
Since 1946 InterVarsity has been providing a place for college students to see, hear, and respond to Gods global mission at Urbana conferences. There are many ways you could spend five days of your winter break. If you want to be challenged by the spiritual and physical needs of the world, and get connected to opportunities to partner in what God is doing around the world, sign up for Urbana 09. We hope to see you there! For more information: http://www.urbana09.org/" Organization of the Year @ Campus of the Year
Their vision statement is "Serving Christ by Enriching the Campus"
By Gordon Govier
Special to ASSIST News Service Tuesday, June 2, 2009 "MADISON, WI (ANS) -- Scott Yeager wasn’t trying to win any awards. He was trying to engage Roanoke College students with the gospel by showing them examples of unconditional love.
"People have their own presuppositions about what Christianity is,” he said. “We're trying to dispel bad notions but also be true to what Christ is calling us to do. So I tell students to be involved in the Bible, be involved in our chapter, be involved in discipleship relationships, and be active in another organization as well. Be the face and voice of Christ and the InterVarsity chapter in that group."
The chapter’s vision statement is “Serving Christ by Enriching the Campus.” So when Scott is asked to be the caller for the highly popular bingo games in the campus gym, he gladly says yes. "If we're being asked to do something, we go do it,” he said. “It's a great way to meet people. InterVarsity has a reputation for being available to help out when help is needed.”
A number of chapter members work in the admissions office, help out in the campus center, and give campus tours. When the Sigma Chi fraternity had its letters stolen, InterVarsity helped replace them. When the sororities had their bid night (to decide on new members), InterVarsity offered to feed their leaders a spaghetti dinner.
But on bid night, the chapter ended up feeding not just sorority leaders but sorority members too, in what Scott described as a real feeding-of-the-5,000 moment. Instead of dinner for 80, it turned into dinner for 300. "And yet, we had a huge pan of spaghetti left over. I don't know how this worked out, but it worked out. Thank you God."
“He has tirelessly and enthusiastically initiated relationships with people from every conceivable part of Roanoke College,” said Joe Ho, InterVarsity’s Shenandoah area director and Scott’s supervisor. “Those relationships, combined with Scott's spontaneous desire to be of service, have been the cornerstone of InterVarsity becoming a ministry that enriches the campus.”
The Rev. Paul Henrickson, Roanoke’s Dean of the Chapel, also supervises Scott and calls him a valuable colleague. “We strive to have a coherent campus ministry presence on this campus – as the second oldest Lutheran College in the U.S.,” he said. “Scott brings high energy, creativity, and a deep personal faith to the ministry here.”
The Roanoke campus, in the Shenandoah mountains of Virginia, has a lot going on. The school has an unusually robust calendar of social and academic activities for its 2,000 students, which is why the readers of Campus Activities Magazine voted Roanoke the 2009 Campus of the Year, beating out Ohio State, Boston University, and a lot of other larger schools.
It takes a unique organization to stand out on a busy campus. And this year InterVarsity did stand out, winning the Roanoke students’ vote for Organization of the Year (in a tie-vote with another organization).
One of the pay-offs for being a high profile organization came near the end of the school year one year ago. A student, writing a sociology paper on how groups are organized, made an appointment to talk with Scott about InterVarsity’s organizational structure.
"She interviewed me, and I answered all of her questions,” he recalled. “And then I said, 'I've got a few questions for you.' I talked to her about Jesus a little bit and she became interested. Two weeks later she came to Rockbridge, our chapter camp, and accepted Jesus as her savior." This spring there was a one-year spiritual birthday celebration at Rockbridge for that student.
Scott said that he enjoys working on campus. “Winning the award reminded me that Jesus is still at work,” he said. "It's not about me, I'm here to be used by him."
Several other InterVarsity chapters have also won recent recognition:"
"MADISON WI (ANS) -- Seventeen Christian ministries that work on U.S. college campuses have established a new standard of cooperation and mutual respect for their work with college students and faculty. Meeting in a Chicago suburb last October, leaders of the ministries agreed to eight basic points of unity in mission aimed at keeping their work on campus cooperative rather than competitive.
The meeting was held at the offices of InterVarsity Press in Westmont, Illinois. The “Chicago Agreement” as it is called, is an update of an earlier agreement forged between leaders of Campus Crusade for Christ, Navigators, Young Life, and InterVarsity, in 1971.
Renewing the Basics
Last year leaders of Campus Crusade, Navigators, and InterVarsity decided to meet in order to update and modify the language of their partnership. They identified 14 other organizations that work on campus and might want to participate in the process.
“Our hope was that ten or twelve ministries would be represented,” said Jim Lundgren, Senior Vice President and Director of Collegiate Ministries for InterVarsity. “To our surprise, sixteen of the seventeen came for the 24 hour meeting. The one campus director who could not come made a pledge to sign whatever we developed."
Keeping it Simple
The aim was to put together a clear and simple agreement that did not read like a theological treatise or a legal document. After the eight points were tentatively agreed upon, the ministry leaders took the document back to their respective organizations for review. By early January there was unanimous agreement on all of the eight points.
"I believe that the spirit of partnership and respect that we experienced together is as important as what we produced in the actual agreement,” Lundgren said. “I see the Chicago Agreement as a sign of the work of the Holy Spirit in our movement and in leadership of these other movements.”
Lundgren said that the plan is for the leadership group to meet together every three years, in order to modify the agreement as necessary, and to learn from each other.
The Chicago Agreement is posted online at: http://www.intervarsity.org/sites/default/files/uploaded/Chicago_Agreement2010Final2-16-11.pdf
The ministries involved in the agreement, and their representatives:
Asian American Christian Fellowship
* Melanie Mar Chow
* Evelyn Fan
Baptist Collegiate Ministry
* John Moore
* Ken Owens
* Valorie Nordbye
* Ryan Miller
Campus Crusade for Christ
* Mark Gauthier
* Keith Davy
* Kent Bailey
* Mike Hearon
* Dennis Gaylor
* Curtis Cole
* Matt Bennett
* Chuck Hetzler
Coalition for Christian Outreach
* Vince Burens
* Dan Dupee
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
* Jeff Martin
Great Commission Ministries Churches
* Greg Van Nada
* Steve Hayes
The Impact Movement
* Charles Gilmer
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
* Jim Lundgren
* Janet Luhrs Balajthy
* Jim Luebe
* Mike Kozlarek
North American Mission Board
* Mark Lydecker
* Chad Childress
Reformed University Fellowship
* Rod Mays
* Dave Riner
* Ted Shimer
Young Life College
* Mike Gaffney
* Steve Blacksmith "
Michael Jr. "Community College students"
"POSTED May 16, 2008 Michael Jr talks about how student sometimes answer the simple question "What school do you go to?""
".. is growing.
Guiding this growth is a conviction that God is active in the world today, telling the same story he has been telling since he created time. As creatures made in God’s image, we are more than characters in that story, we have been invited to join with God in creating his story. Accepting this invitation is such a complete and overwhelming good that the invitation is given as a command:
Go and make disciples of all nations.
This site is dedicated to empowering and equipping you to take your unique part in telling God’s story. How have you been made? What gifts do you have? Where does your deep gladness connect with the world’s deep hunger? What keeps you from responding to God’s invitation? I hope this site will help you find answers to these questions and many others....
Urbana 2009 Mission Conference
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Urbana Intervarsity Mission Conference
Urbana 09 - In Christ Alone
"Uploaded on Jan 2, 2010
Evening worship at Urbana 09. Sorry for the skip in the middle of the video. My camera insisted on taking 2 separate videos, which I had to merge together, resulting in the missing few seconds of the song.
In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.
You Have a Calling - Urbana 06
Sung Scripture - Urbana 2003
Urbana 2003 - The Lord's Prayer and Luke 7
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Poet and musician Todd B. Waldo (twitter.com/tbw) and singer/songwriter Erna of Erna and the Erratics (twitter.com//ErnaSings) back in 2003 at Urbana
Impact Movement Conference Ignite 2010 Part 1
NEW Mali Music "Send Your Power Down" @Impact10
"Uploaded on Jan 3, 2011
Mali performing at the 2010 Impact Movement National Conference in Atlanta"
Sho Baraka: His First Impact Conference
"Uploaded on Dec 21, 2010
Sho Baraka talks about this first Impact Conference and why he decided to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Impact Movement National Conference '08: Mission Possible Rewind [HD]
"Uploaded on Sep 28, 2010
Here's a quick overview of our Carnegie Mellon University Impact Chapter's experience at the Impact '08 National Conference. It was such an amazing experience, and now we're getting the word out that "We're going back to Atlanta this December, 2010!!" Same city, same hotel, same God, but new faces and a brand new experience for Impact '10 - The COME BACK!
IMPACT Conference 2006
Impact '98 THROWBACK VIDEO! (It's A Life-Changing Conference)
"Uploaded on Nov 17, 2010
As The Impact Movement gets ready for Impact '10, we're taking some strolls down memory lane with exciting VIDEO THROWBACKS to get you ready for THE COME BACK!
"...The onething conference is a gathering of young adults who have set their hearts to live with abandonment and devotion to Jesus.
We invite you to join 25,000 young adults in Kansas City this December to encounter Jesus through extended times of worship, teaching of the Word, and ministry in the power of the Spirit. Our theme this year is “Encountering Jesus & His Transforming Power.” Our primary aim is to encounter Jesus, so that we might go forth to do His works and change the world
".. Watch LIVE
ONE THING CONFERENCE, IHOP 2011
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BY FAR THE BEST NEW YEAR EVER
LTCEM: IHOP One Thing Conference 2010
"Uploaded on Jan 6, 2011
Part 1 of 2 videos of LTCEM's trip to IHOP's One Thing conference between December 28-31, 2010. Glory to God.
Check out my other videos as well.
"No One Else" - onething'09 LIVE
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Laura Hackett and Cory Asbury lead worship at the onething'09 young adult conference in Kansas City. The onething'09 LIVE album will be available at ForerunnerMusic.com on June 24.
Arab Christians and Messianic Jews pray together at the IHOP One Thing Conference 2008
"Uploaded on Dec 1, 2009
Arab Christians and Messianic Jews are invited up on stage to pray together at the IHOP OneThing Conference in Kansas City, December 2008. They also ask the Asian community present to stand in prayer for both groups and for the peace of Jerusalem.
One Thing Conference Eddie James The Name of Jesus is Lifted
"Uploaded on Dec 29, 2007
One Thing Conference Kansas City MO
December 29, 2007
Eddie James Ministries
The Name of Jesus is Lifted High"
Lost College Girls Want to Know Jesus
"POSTED August 1, 2008 Live, reality-based interviews taking you into the brain of today's college students. You will see shocking insights into the darkest evil that resides in human nature revealing the need for forgiveness of sin by an angry, yet merciful God"
"http://www.youthtransitionnetwork.org/ Watch this video to see how you can win a college scholarship for $5,000. The Be Prepared Video contains candid student interviews about their transition from high school to college. 120 students were interviewed on four university campuses to #!^emble a true-to-life depiction of the challenges, consequences and importance of connecting with Christian friends, roommates and ministries. The DVD helps students understand how important a ministry connection is, to withstand the stress and temptations they will confront when leaving home, and shows them how to make a connection online before arriving on campus. This practical tool should be shown to every graduating senior before they leave home"
"..., an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society....
The Five-Minute FAFSA
"A quick introduction to the FAFSA form, with helpful hints and advice!"
"To make sure you and your family are avoiding the common mistakes that so many families make we have compiled 5 tips on how to fill out the FAFSA form so you don’t lose any money for college.
#1: File early and on time. Financial aid is given out on a first come first serve basis. ...
Funny Graduation Day -BluefishTV.com - Today's Christian Videos
"MADISON WI (ANS) -- More and more students are attending college but they are looking for more than just getting an education.
The number of college students has been on an upward trend for years. The annual Almanac of the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that undergraduate enrollment increased by 38 percent from 1999 to 2009. The total number of U.S. college students passed 20 million for the first time in history in 2009.
The Higher Education Research Institute reports that 75 percent of college freshmen are “searching for meaning and purpose in life” as they begin their college career.
InterVarsity’s mission on campus is to help students complete their search for meaning and purpose in life through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The number of students finding new faith in Jesus Christ through the witness of InterVarsity staff and students has increased by 30 percent over the past five years.
"Most of our 866 InterVarsity chapters across the country are engaged in a variety of new student outreach activities at the beginning of the fall semester, in order to meet incoming students," says InterVarsity president Alec Hill. Activities include social mixers, dorm move-in assistance, and community tours, as well as evangelistic outreaches. “Their intent is to build authentic friendships, open up conversations about the Lord, and launch small group Bible studies.”
For InterVarsity staff members, students, and alumni, college is about transforming the heart as well as educating the mind. New chapters are being planted on 20 campuses this fall, as part of InterVarsity’s plan to reach more students and faculty with the Good News of the gospel.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is a campus ministry that is observing its 70th year of working with students and faculty on U.S. college and university campuses. InterVarsity is one of the founding members of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, which has member groups and affiliates in more than 150 countries."
"The parents of a 19 year-old Navarro College volleyball player who died after a night of heavy drinking are suing her boyfriend and his Baylor University fraternity.
Megan Helal was found lifeless on March 21, 2010 on the floor of her boyfriend's apartment after they attended a Sigma Chi party at Mynar's Bar in West, Texas. Helal was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a Waco hospital.
In the lawsuit, Helal's parents claim negligence on the part of her boyfriend, the frat, bartenders and bar owners for serving the underage co-ed alcohol. KCEN reports a total of 10 people are named in the suit for reportedly playing a role in their daughter's death.
According to the suit, Helal was served between 10 and 17 vodka drinks in a two-hour span.
"Clearly the bar didn't monitor what was going on inside," Linda Turley, the family’s attorney, told a local Fox affiliate. "They didn't know who the liquor was being served to. They just kept track of how much they served. In addition, they allowed the fraternity to set up bottle service in a little room where the drinking was going on."
However, an autopsy report found Helal died of natural causes, and not from alcohol. According to KWTX, she died of cardiac arrhythmia because of myocardial fibrosis of undermined origin.
The lawsuit doesn't seek a specific amount in damages. Turley told KXXV they don't want another family to get the same call they did, letting them know their child was "clinging to life because they've been over served alcohol."
"HARTFORD, Conn. – Investigators sifted through garbage at an incinerator Sunday, looking for clues into the disappearance of a Yale University graduate student who was supposed to be celebrating her wedding day...
On Sunday, students prayed for Le's safe return at The University Church.
"It has been a week that has tested many people in many different ways," the Rev. Ian Buckner Oliver said just before he gave the Sunday morning sermon. "It has brought up a lot of fears for people. It has brought up a lot of worry and concern for her and for all our safety."
The student-dominated congregation offered a moment of silence and prayer, "for Annie, and her family, who have arrived here in New Haven, for her fiance, on this, what would have been their wedding day. Let's lift them up in our prayers," Oliver said...
"There is nothing else at this point because the university and police have said there is no criminal investigation, there is no proof of a crime. So at this point, we are just praying," Oliver said...
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Prayer-needs, reports, requests, testimonies, etc..
Beware of Christians
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries Saturday, November 26, 2011 "DALLAS, TX (ANS) -- Beware of Christians is a new movie that charts the adventures (and misadventures) of Alex Carroll, Matt Owen, Michael B. Allen and Will Bakke, recent college graduates and longtime friends from Dallas, as they cross 10 European countries asking locals and tourists alike about the relevance of the Christian faith in today’s world.
From talking about materialism on the streets of London, Europe’s financial capital, discussions of sex in freewheeling Barcelona; to Paris, Budapest, Rome and beyond, the film explores what it means to be a Jesus follower now… and what a difference it makes.
According www.bewareofchristians.com, the movie’s website: “Alex, Matt, Michael, and Will have grown up as Bible-believing Christians who did all the right things. As they’ve grown older, they’ve realized that the Jesus in the Bible doesn’t exactly look like the healthy, wealthy, American Jesus they’ve been trained to know and love. They soon realize that their biases and allegiances to worldly things have determined their views on Christianity.
“Their travels feature 10 European cities including Barcelona, Rome, Budapest, and Munich. Beginning in London, they narrate from a roundtable in a studio city by city, tackling topics such as materialism, sexuality, alcohol, and entertainment. As the journey progresses, they build a deep bond with each other and discover a new meaning for the words, ‘trusting in Jesus.’ By the end of their adventure, they truly begin to understand the joy and redemption that comes from giving up the world to follow Jesus.”
It all sounds to be a really promising premise, but to this elderly journalist I found it hard going to try and follow what was going on, as there were interminable scenes of the young men talking followed by them trying to interview people in a really amateurish way.
Still, I feel it was good that these young men at least tried to broaden their horizons and exposed themselves to other points of view.
To see a trailer of the film, please go to: http://bewareofchristians.com/trailer/
Dan Wooding, 70, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 48 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC. He now hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on KWVE in Southern California which is also carried throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK and also in Belize and South Africa. Besides this, Wooding is a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 200 countries and also provides a regular commentary for Worship Life Radio on KWVE. You can follow Dan Wooding on Facebook under his name there or at ASSIST News Service. He is the author of some 44 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, “From Tabloid to Truth”, which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press this link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel “Red Dagger” which is available this link.
College Life Missions 07
"POSTED September 17, 2007 College students go to Bolivia, south america and tennesee for missions. Very inspirational. Check us out at www.tsucollegelife.com"
"The Ebook was written by an individual with 40+ years experience in education as a teacher and administrator. With a passion for involving schools as active forces in changing the world, he offers ideas for community action, as well projects which involve students, teachers, parents, teams, student organizations and administers. It's all about thinking outside the box and applying cooperative brainstorming in making the world a better place."