Showing Department: Campus Ministries
Interseed Prayer Conference
Sabbath, December 7, 5:00pm
O come Let Us Adore Him, the Light of the World! All semester long we have been going every week into the Berrien Springs community praying with our friends and neighbors. Come now to lift them up in a special way. Come now to lift up all the needs to the Savior. Come now to pray that God pour out His Holy Spirit!
All prayer ministries across campus and the community come together to share in testimonies and prayers. And we will also consider a thought entitled "The Shortest Prayer in the Bible"
Join us for the last Revive Vespers of the Fall Semester. Akeem James, a student at the Seminary will speak on the "Fourth Angel's Message" in the book of Revelation! Come and learn more about preparing to meet our Lord!
Time: December 6, 7:30 pm.
Location: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex.
Speaker: Akeem James.
Title: "The Fourth Angel's Message and The Final Gospel"
November 23, 2013
5:30pm Newbold Auditorium
New Life Fellowship
Sabbath, November 23, 2013
Join us this Sabbath for a worship service featuring guest speaker and PMC Senior Pastor, Dwight K. Nelson. The message is entitled: “Shameless Audacity: OverDUE”
Join us this Sabbath in New Life Fellowship for Communion Sabbath.
Ordinance of Humiliy - Footwashing will begin at 10:15am followed by the Divine Service
Join us for a special University Vespers at its new time of 7PM.
Maranatha Volunteers International with speaker Dick Duerksen will give us a sneak peak into the world of building people by building buildings!
Join us for the second part of the presentation on the Biblical Flood by Dr. John Baldwin entitled "Wreckage of a Drowned Planet: New Evidence for the Genesis Flood"!
Dr. Baldwin, a former professor at the Seminary will be speaking about the newest geological discoveries concerning the Noah's Flood.
In this lecture Dr. Baldwin will present the major evidence of the biblical Flood all around the world.
You dont want to miss this presentation!
November 15, @ 7:30 pm at the Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.
Co-Curricular Credit Available
University Vespers is starting at a new time: 7:00pm.
This Friday's Vespers is in partnership with BSCF Impact Vespers. It will feature gospel flavored worship music and a focus on theme of Moving our Identify in Christ.
Campus Ministries is hosting a toy drive in partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor. Here are some of the drop off locations: Residence Halls, CIDP Office (Buller Hall upper level), Seminary, Chan Shun Hall, and many others.
We are looking for toys for ages 5-11 years old.
Friday Night Lights, 9:30pm
Howard Peforming Arts Center
We are asking the question: Why Believe?
Join us for praise and dialogue.
University Vespers featuring Impact
Come out at our NEW START TIME of 7:00 PM in PMC to hear speaker Nathaniel Drew.
We've just concluded the series "This is My Church?" with Pastor David Asscherick. You can help us now by doing two things. First, pray that the work that took place last week continues to be fruitful for God's kingdom. Even now our follow up team is working through the dozens of requests for Baptisms. Second, help us reflect on the experience from last week by taking this survey that will take just a few minutes.
You can fill out this survey by going to this link: http://tinyurl.com/mychurch13
Feel free to share this link with others that you know attended.
Church History Professor Dr. P. Gerard Damsteegt and Doctoral Student Dojcin Zivadinovic will present a two-part series on the Ancient Waldenses.
Who were these medieval reformers? Did they keep the Sabbath? Can we trace back their history to the Apostles? Can we consider them ancestors of Adventism? Join us for an exciting travel in time discovering the "Ancient Faith of the Waldenses"!
Where: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University
When: Friday, October 11 @ 7:30pm.
Co-curricular credit available
Join us for an evening of worship and discovery as we discuss the new discoveries on the Waldenses! Who were these medieval Christians? Did they Keep the Sabbath? Can we trace their origin to the Apostles. Why are they important to study for us Adventists? We will learn many spiritual lessons from their life and history.
WHEN: Friday, Oct 4 and Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm.
WHERE: Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University.
SPEAKERS: Oct 4 - Dojcin Zivadinovic, "The ancient Faith of Waldenses"
Oct 11 - Dr. P. Gerrard Damsteegt, "Did the Waldenses keep the Sabbath?"
Join us this Friday for an evening of worship and study of the Bible with Daniel Ferraz, the pastor of the Kalamazoo Church! The title of the presentation is "Experiencing the Faith of Jesus". Did you know that Adventist Church has a special message of "keeping the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus" in these last times. Have you ever wonder what the "Faith of Jesus" really meant? Is it merely a "faith in Jesus" or is it the Jesus' faith, a faith which Jesus possessed while on this earth, the faith OF Jesus? Come to find out the answer and what that might mean for your spiritual life!
SPEAKER: Daniel Ferraz is a native from Portugal but he spent many years in England working as a missionary and a pastor. He is currently serving as a pastor in the SDA Kalamazoo Church, a congregation which has doubled since his arrival!
TIME: Friday, Sept 20 @ 7:30pm at the Biology Amphitheater, Science Complex, Andrews University
Sabbath, Sept 21 @ 9:45 at Fil-Am Michiana Church, Revive Sabbath School
WEBSITE 1 - https://www.facebook.com/events/418200248280781/
WEBSITE 2 - www.reviveonline.org
Living Word Fellowship is having a weekend of Revival and Reformation to bring our hearts closer to God and to do the work that He has commissioned us to do. Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30pm at the Andrews Discipleship Center, Pastor Kevin Camato, a seminary student at the Andrews Theological Seminary will speak. Sabbath morning and afternoon, Sept. 21, 11:45 am at the Andrews University Biology Amphitheater and 3pm at the Andrews Discipleship Center, Pastor Jay Gallimore, president of the Michigan Conference will speak. Sunday morning, Sept. 22, at 10:30 am at the Andrews Discipleship Center, Pastor Hyveth Williams, professor of homiletics at Andrews Theological Seminary, will speak. Please join us for this Spirit-filled event.
Join us for this new event that will feature dozes of opportunities to serve on campus, in the community, and around the world!
Students who show up before 7:15 will get an opportunity to win a free ipad.
Come and join us for a time to Rest. Revive. Reconnect.
All are welcome—whether you are a freshman, returning student, faculty, staff or part of our community!
Featuring Kevin Wilson, AUSA religious vice president, and one of UV's worship bands. You will also get an opportunity to meet with our Andrews University Student Association leaders.
Following the vespers, there will be Friday Night Elements.
If you are a new faculty member or graduate student and have not yet found a Sabbath School class, we invite you to check out our Bible Journey SS class. This new class, which began in May 2013, meets in Nethery Hall, Room 143, each Sabbath at the regular Sabbath School class time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Our teachers are Stanley Patterson, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry; Paul Petersen, Professor of Hebrew Bible; and Woodrow Whidden, Professor of Religion, Emeritus. Seminary doctoral students Katrina Blue and Laura Morrow will teach occasionally as their study schedules permit.
Since its beginning, the class has been studying “lesser known Bible characters” and will continue to study those narratives through September. For the final quarter of the year, we will use the regular Adult Bible Study Guide, which will be on the topic of the sanctuary—a major biblical theme.
The second Sabbath of each month we have a time of fellowship—typically a potluck dinner or supper. We invite you to come and check out our class. You just might find a group of new friends.
Come join us in February 2014 for the One project gathering in Seattle. Explore the Present Truth: Jesus for two days with over 700 from all over the world. Reflections from Leonard Sweet, who recently spoke for the Faculty Institute and Fall Fellowship vespers, plus Alex Bryan, David Franklin, Dilys Brooks, Lisa Clark Diller, Mark Witas, Jaci Perrin, Susan Zork, Tim, Gillespie, Sam Leonor, Karl Haffner, Randy Roberts, Japhet De Oliveira and many more....
The gathering runs over two days. Monday & Tuesday, February 10-11, 2014.
8:30pm, Friday, August 23
University Vespers - Dwight K. Nelson
We finish our freshman week of "A New U" with the University Vesper. Come and join us for a time to Rest. Revive. Reconnect. Featuring our university church pastor, Dwight K. Nelson and one of UV's worship bands. You will also get an opportunity to meet with our Andrews University Student Association Leaders.
Following the Vespers, their will be the first Friday night Element with an impromptou freshman concert in the Earliteen Loft. Come support them as they share their music offering.
Staff and faculty are invited for a time of spiritual refreshment and fellowship at this year's Fall Fellowship, August 16-17. Come worship, reflect and fellowship with friends old and new.
Vespers: Leonard Sweet, "The 10 Commandments of Enchantment Learning"
Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m.
Howard Performing Arts Center
Worship: Dwight K. Nelson, "I Will Do A New Thing–Again"
Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11:45 a.m.
Pioneer Memorial Church
A full schedule can be found online.
On November 7 in Meier Hall Chapel the weekly Momentum Worship begun. After music was done by the handsome Asian gentleman (Isaac Suh) with the full beard and the stunning Caucasian gentleman (Matthew Master) the speaker, KC Anyalebechi, delivered the message. His message was brought from the book of Mark, and derived from the story of Jesus calming the storm. Though this is a story that we've all heard many times, KC managed to give us a fresh perspective: The storm is only as bad as the reactions that we have to them. In this storm, Jesus was sleeping. There was no reason to fear because He is always taking care of us. Join every week at 9:30.
By Isaac Suh
The Office of Campus Ministries has gone mobile! Their mobile offices are a new initiative to bring their ministry directly to the students of Andrews University.
From Monday-Thursday of the weeks of September 10-20, the chaplains and their support staff wheeled a cart loaded with an electric teapot and an array of tea, apple cider, and hot chocolate and set up camp in one of the campus lobbies. Beside their cart they placed a large sign announcing their motto, “Keep Calm and Put the Kettle On,”—a phrase history students will recognize from its similarity to the World War II British catch-phrase, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
“It’s an easy way of saying, pull up a seat and let’s talk about something serious and wonderful– Jesus in your life,” says Japhet De Oliveira, University chaplain. Each day, Campus Ministries set-up in a new area, traveling to Buller Hall, Nethery Hall, Architecture North Studio, Physical Therapy Building, Harrigan Hall Main Lobby, Bell Hall, Chan Shun Hall and the Seminary. By going to the students, they have the opportunity to meet and talk with students who may not normally spend much time in the Campus Center where Campus Ministries is located.
“We want to be where the people are,” says Jose Bourget, chaplain. “We get quite a bit of faculty, staff and students who come to our offices, but there are so many more that we will now be able to make connections with by being where they are.”
De Oliveira became impressed with the importance of going into the community under the influence of one of his mentors. He realized that in order to connect with members, he needed to see them outside of church. “I can’t preach, teach or connect unless I have a pulse for the community,” he says.
So far the outreach has been well received. Some students who had never heard of the Office of Campus Ministries or never had an opportunity to meet the chaplains were able to interact with them. Many people expressed their appreciation for the chaplains’ efforts. One department chair even called the office to ensure they would be coming to her department. “We have had some great conversations with students we would have never met,” says De Oliveira. “Insight into their journey. Clarity on their needs.”
The chaplains intend to repeat the mobile office tour again later in the semester, as well in selected other locations on individual days. They hope those they meet will be encouraged by their encounter to come to the Office of Campus Ministries for longer discussions.
“I think it’s a really good idea,” says Christina Dunn, a junior animal science major. “I was blessed.”
The mobile offices are one implementation of the new Faith Development program, which includes three elements: Program to Presence, Theory to Tangible, and Control to Creative. The mobile office is an initiative of the first element, Program to Presence. With this initiative, the chaplains hope to make Campus Ministries a more palpable presence on campus and in the lives of students, faculty and staff.
Some other initiatives the Office of Campus Ministries is undertaking include submitting regular articles to the Student Movement, using live texting during Chapels and promoting the availability of the chaplains for discussion, as well as regularly walking around campus to connect with students.
If you are interested in having the Chaplains’ mobile office come to your area, email University Chaplain De Oliveira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are just past the midway point of the University Week of Prayer. The theme, "Still Small Voice," provokes the imagery of God, in Verizon fashion, posing the question, "Can you hear me now?"
Each speaker thus far has presented testimonies that convey the sense that God is in fact still in conversation with us. Whether it's noting that He calls us to minister to our enemies, or that He is healing us from the inside out, He is actively engaged in a dialogue with His people. And He wants to be in a personal one-on-one conversation with you.
Perhaps, you feel like you ought to hear the voice of God, but haven't. First we want to encourage you with this Jesus' promise from John 10:14-16, "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd."
You will hear His voice. We want to help you discern His voice in your live. Feel free to contact one of the chaplains to support you in this journey.
Jose Bourget: email@example.com
Japhet De Oliveira: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Nixon: email@example.com
We hope that you are at one of the three worship communities right here on campus. There are a total of 5 different times that are available for you to share with the rest of your faith community.
Never been to church, or haven't been in a long while...each of these worship services will welcome you. Just ask any of the warm faces greeting you at the door, passing a program to you. Not sure how to dress? Come as you are. Not sure how to pray? Its simple, say whats on your heart and Jesus will hear you. In our Worship services you will be able to hear others pray. Not sure if you are ready to make a big commitment? No commitment required. Just visit one of our gatherings that last from 75 minutes to 90 minutes.
Here are our worship times.
Pioneer Memorial Church
Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall
New Life (Seminary Chapel) One Place (Buller Hall) and PMC
Have any questions feel free to contact the Office of Campus Ministries.
Over the next couple weeks you will see Andrews chaplains in their Mobile Office across campus. With the signature banner of "Keep Calm and Put the Kettle On" there will be hot tea assortment. We invite all, students, faculty, and staff to take a few moments to visit with them. Here is where you will be able to find them over the next couple of week
- Monday, September 10, Buller Hall
- Tuesday, September 11, Nethery Hall
- Wednesday, September 12, Architecture North Studio
- Thursday, September 13, Physical Therapy Student Lobby
- Monday, September 17, Harrigan Hall Main Lobby
- Tuesday, September 18, Bell Hall
- Wednesday, September 19, Chan Shun
- Thursday, September 20, Seminary
They look forward to visiting with you and sharing a cup of tea!
The One Project held its second American gathering February 13 and 14, 2012, in Seattle. About 700 people from all over the world assembled to spend extensive time in worship and adoration of Jesus.
Read the full story here.
The annual gathering of The One Project seeks to provide an environment where people can honestly look at their own priorities, examine the core of Christianity, and promote Jesus in their theology as Seventh-day Adventists.
For more information, read the full story here.
In order to facilitate the process of submitting Chapel announcements, we ask that the campus community note the following:
- Slide announcements should be in either a PowerPoint or Keynote file set to 1024x768 page size.
- Videos should be no longer than 20 seconds and in MPEG4 format.
- Submit your announcements by 5 p.m. on Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Due to time and other limitations, it may not be possible to accept all announcement requests.