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Li'l Sibs Weekend 2015

December 10, 2014

Li’l Sibs weekend offers your students the chance to introduce their brothers, sisters,  and other family members  to the Cedarville University experience. On February 6th, li’l sibs can arrive on campus and register any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and throughout the day, li’l sibs can join their big sibs in a class or two. The big fun begins at 5 p.m. with a special free showing of Big Hero 6 in the DeVries Theater. On Saturday, we will have a Li’l Sibs Fest, plus men’s and women’s basketball games, a Karaoke event in the Student Center, and two opportunities to see Cedarville’s winter musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Li’l Sibs promises to be a fun weekend for everyone involved. Don’t let your younger kids miss out on this chance to visit campus and enjoy a good time with family.

For more information and to register please visit the Li’l Sibs weekend website.

Posted in Student Services

Discipleship Ministries New Director

December 1, 2014

Hello, my name is Aaron Cook, and I am the new Director of Discipleship. After graduating from Cedarville in 1999, I served in Christian camping until God called our family back to the University last summer. It is a great honor to pursue Christ alongside Cedarville students.

Paul exhorts Timothy to “be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus” and to “entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:1–2). Nearly one-third of Cedarville students (almost 1,000) are involved in 2 Timothy 2:2 relationships in either upperclassmen-led small groups or seriously dating/engaged couples with mentor couples.

In my first few months, I have found the greatest joy in my weekly group meetings with members of Discipleship Council (DC) where we worship through singing, studying, praying, and of course … eating! DC is made up of 12 upperclassmen who each lead a study with eight or nine Discipleship Leaders (DLs). These DLs in turn lead that same study with their own small group or D-Group.

What a delight to soak in the Gospel and watch students train others to do the same. Please pray that God would be glorified and students would grow as we seek Him together.

Posted in Christian Ministry

Makarios - Student Philanthropy Project 2014

November 24, 2014

This past fall break, I had the blessing to serve with seven other Cedarville University students and two staff members at the Makarios school in the Dominican Republic. The school was started by a Cedarville graduate, and it is this year’s SGA philanthropy project, a ministry our school has the opportunity to support. Throughout the days there, we planned to play with the kids, tour the school, and do some work projects in the local villages.

Initially, I felt more like a tourist than a missionary. The first day was fun; I loved running around with the kids, and it was fascinating to see the culture of the Dominican. But it felt like, if anything, they were serving me. I was tired, but I wasn’t giving everything I had. I wasn’t working, building, or creating.

But as the days passed, I learned something: Makarios served us as we served them. Loving the students was rewarding for me, as it was for them. We had a chance to be part of a lasting, sustainable ministry – and to learn God’s love from them even as we showed it. What does it matter if we build something or clean a park if Christ is not preached? This love is sustainable; this love will last. And that love is something I’ll never forget. 

If you would like to give to Makarios, please visit our giving website and follow the cues. We appreciate your generosity, and please keep Makarios in your prayers.

Steve Clark, SGA Chaplain

Posted in Student Services

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