CU Set to Welcome Hundreds for CedarMania


by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer

More than 800 middle school and high school students from around the country are heading to Cedarville University for CedarMania on Saturday, March 18. 

This high energy, action-packed conference offers students small-group Bible studies, crazy games, exciting competitions and worship led by HeartSong, Cedarville’s touring worship team.

CedarMania’s theme this year is “Revive,” and Jeremy Kimble, Ph.D., assistant professor of theological studies and interim director for the center for biblical integration, will serve as keynote speaker. During the two main sessions, Kimble will challenge students to guard their hearts and gaze at Christ. 
“God calls us to glorify Him in all things and love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength,” explained Kimble. “CedarMania will be a great time to gauge our spiritual pulse as we consider how guarding our hearts and gazing at Christ leads to an ever-increasing love for and satisfaction in God.”

More than 300 Cedarville student volunteers will facilitate games and activities, lead small-group discussions and build relationships with middle school and high school students. 

“As a small-group leader at CedarMania, I had the opportunity to point students to Christ,” said Allison Staley, a junior middle childhood education major from Tipp City, Ohio, who volunteered at the event previously. “The day was packed full of fun activities and craziness, but what made the day special to me was the refreshing conversations with students about God's love for them.”

Youth leaders and sponsors can participate in the Youth Leaders Summit during CedarMania. The Summit provides an opportunity to hear from peers, university professors, camp leaders and pastors who share insight, experience and encouragement with one another.

Register online at cedarville.edu/CedarMania until March 10. The cost is $30, which includes a CedarMania T-shirt, Subway boxed lunch and all activities. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.