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CU LEADership Conference Update

January 26, 2015

We take seriously our role in equipping students to be lifelong leaders in their spheres of influence. It is our pursuit to equip students with a biblical vision for leadership before they graduate. The need for humble and convictional Christian leaders is clear in contrast with the surrounding culture.

One approach we take to accomplishing developing students into leaders in their Christian life and vocational preparation is through our CULead conference that took place on January 23-24, 2015. This year our students had opportunity to hear from two plenary speakers who are godly and qualified leaders in the Cedarville community: Lt. Gen. Reno, USAF (Ret) who serves as the Dean for the School of Business Administration and Dr. Rob Turner, who serves as the Pastor of Apex Community Church and Director of Cedarville's Master of Ministry program. These speakers shared with students their insights on leadership. Additionally, many Cedarville faculty and staff offered workshop sessions on topics that included: Leadership as an Act of Worship, Integrity in Leadership, Jesus and Leadership, and many more. The conference was organized around three distinct tracks for visiting high school students, Cedarville students currently serving in leadership positions on campus, and Cedarville students who desire to serve in leadership position on campus.

Leading well in our families, workplaces and churches is essential to proclaiming the testimony of Christ and is therefore a priority at Cedarville.  Please continue to pray the Lord will work in the lives of our students to raise up faithful leaders from Cedarville University.

Today's post was penned by Jon Wood, Vice President for Student Life and Christian Ministries.

Posted in Campus Services

Missions Conference Update

January 21, 2015

The spring semester here at Cedarville University is off to an exciting start. For some time it has been the culture at Cedarville to begin the spring semester with the missions conference. This first week of chapels and evening conference sessions is a strategic time to focus our students' attention on God's desire in the pages of Scripture to redeem worshippers for His glory from every people-group on earth through the proclamation of the Gospel. This year our students heard biblical challenges from a variety of missionaries and missions mobilizers. 

Ken Rudolph, Missions Mobilizer with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), began the conference with a challenge for our desires to reflect God's desires for the nations.

J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church, served as the keynote speaker for this year’s conference. J.D. delivered three messages encouraging students to consider how their life pursuits may be used to accomplish God's mission of reaching those who do not have a relationship with Christ at this important time in life.

Tom Wolf, Church Planter in South Africa with ABWE, delivered a call from Genesis 12 for students to live on mission for God wherever He may lead in their career pursuits.

Rob Turner, Pastor of Apex Community Church and Director of Cedarville's Master of Ministry program, concluded the conference with a plea to lay aside the things in our lives that hinder us from being involved in God's mission to reach the lost.

Rob concluded the conference with an invitation for our students to repent from sin and commit to living on mission and God worked in many lives during this time. I encourage you to watch the highlight video below to get a sense for what God is doing here at Cedarville

View the Mission Conference Highlight Video

Today's post was penned by Jon Wood,, Vice President for Student Life and Christian Ministries

Posted in Christian Ministry

Alumni Relations Invite

January 13, 2015

Do you want to connect to Cedarville friends in your area? Cedarville University’s Alumni Association has 29 alumni chapters throughout the country, and we would love for you to attend our next alumni event near you! We invite all members of the Cedarville family to join us when Cedarville hosts an event in their area be that alumni, parents, current students, non-graduates, or donors. Alumni events offer a  great opportunity to meet other Cedarville fans in your area, as well as to hear campus updates directly from staff members, current students, and alumni leaders. Alumni chapters are led by alumni volunteers, but we also welcome parents to get involved, too!

Find where our next event will be by visiting

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