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Servant Scholars a Model Recruiting Program for GCU

April 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Scott Fehrenbacher says GCU’s best ambassadors aren’t its marketing pieces or television commercials. “It’s our students.” And the new Servant Scholar program is attracting some of the best and brightest ambassadors the university could hope for.

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Class of 2012: With a Mountain to Climb, Bonita Baldwin Reaches the Summit

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

The former high school dropout, known on campus as “Mama B,” has overcome the hard life of the streets and is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies. She will sing the national anthem at each of GCU’s four commencement ceremonies.

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Class of 2012: Advocate for Homeless Lives for ‘God Moments’

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

About a year ago, Tracy Geivett took over as full-time chaplain and executive director of the Chaplaincy for the Homeless, a faith-based, service-oriented, non-profit organization. “I want them to know God loves them and they don’t need to do anything special for that,” she says of those who seek her services.

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Moriah Peters Celebrates New CD Before Appreciative Campus Crowd at Thunder Alley

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Peters’ strong, soulful voice has hints of R&B, country, folk and pop, similar to what Christian-music audiences have heard for years from Amy Grant. The GCU freshman is off to Florida this weekend as one of the opening acts for the band MercyMe.

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Need for Student Leaders to Increase With Influx of Campus Residents

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

About 1,500 students currently live on campus. By this fall, the number climbs to around 3,200. Campus officials already have begun training and organizing dozens of new student leaders to cover the numbers of underclassmen filling two new residence halls.

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Students Visit Mayo Hospital to Connect Faith With Wellness

February 23, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

The north Phoenix hospital offered Dr. Tim Larkin’s class a glimpse at some of the most tranquil, comforting amenities available in modern health care. The students met chaplain Patrick Hansen as part of a Spirituality and Health Care course that emphasizes the impact of faith on health and wellness.

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Christian Studies Dean Outlines Long-Range Plans for College

February 22, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Steve Gerali says respect has been slow in coming for youth ministry, but that’s changing and an opportunity awaits a well-rounded curriculum at GCU.

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Pastor Addresses Morning Chapel on Love

January 23, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Kent DelHousaye, the teaching pastor for Bethany Bible Church in Phoenix, spoke about love at this morning’s Chapel in the Arena. “If we had a slogan as Christians, what would it be? I think it would be ‘Love One Another,’” said DelHousaye, citing teachings found in 1 Peter 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13:8, John 15:12-13 and John 13:34-35. DelHousaye said love for others must neither give up nor run out. “Love is borne out in commitment and proven in faithfulness,” he said. “We need to do better on love.”

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Francis Chan Brings Hard-Hitting Message to Campus

January 23, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

In a message that was about as subtle as an oncoming freight train, pastor and author Francis Chan called on Christians to leave their comfort zone and take the business of making disciples seriously. Chan, speaking at a packed GCU Arena on Friday night, didn’t sugarcoat what he described as “the failure of the church” to adequately equip believers to advance the Gospel message. “We haven’t been training people to stand on their own two feet,” said Chan, who for the past year has been planting churches in an especially tough part of inner-city San Francisco. “Your gifts are to equip you for the work of service. The goal is for you to be able to make disciples.”

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‘Crazy’ Life of Rachel Chan Is All About Faith

January 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Throughout the Bible, people do crazy things for the glory of God,” says Chan’s 16-year-old daughter, Rachel, a high school junior and musician who will perform before her father’s speaking engagement Friday night in GCU Arena. “Jesus calls us to deny ourselves. If we’re really living for eternity, these things aren’t crazy at all.” On Friday, she will perform three original songs and also join the Irish band Rend Collective Experiment onstage.

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