Getting Involved in a Ministry at Southern
Students will tell you what makes Southern a unique campus… it’s the spiritual atmosphere and the ownership that students take in doing ministry. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul describes the church as “the Body of Christ,” where each member represents a unique function; each function is interdependent and interconnected. The same is absolutely true on our campus! We see each day that students are a unique representation of the glory and love of our Maker.
How to Grow your Spiritual Life in College
The college years are notorious for being a time where people tend to grow away from Christ. Personally, I have never doubted my faith and love for Christ, but that doesn’t mean that college hasn’t posed issues in my relationship with Him.
A LifeGroup is a small group of friends, students who have something in common and want to study the Bible. Together they help each other grow in that relationship with God. There are currently over 80 LifeGroups on campus. There are so many different groups. There is a rock climbing group that does devotions and goes rock climbing—it’s very personal to each student leader.
Service is a key part of the Southern experience. While there are several ways to serve in our local community (like our yearly MLK service day), many students choose to participate in our yearly short-term mission trips. Our uQuest Missions team plans short-term mission trips that go out mostly during spring break or early in the summer.
Every spring, Southern is full of guys growing out their hair and their beards in preparation for Sonrise, our yearly walk-through Easter play. More than a thousand guests walk through the scenes of a Jerusalem market, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Pilate’s judgment hall, and the crucifixion. The highlight is the closing resurrection scene featuring acrobatics, pyrotechnics, and, of course, a risen Jesus.