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Wade offers a makeover — on the inside — in Chapel talk

September 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Deb Wade, GCU’s vice president for counseling and psychological services, turned Chapel into an edition of “Extreme Makeover” Monday, but this transformation was designed to work on what’s inside us, not how we look on the outside. Wade urged everyone to stop dwelling on past hurts and focus on healing ourselves through the power and love of Christ.

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Lessons learned in ‘Work as Divine Calling’

September 21, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

The first Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” for Grand Canyon University faculty featured two teachers who have an important perspective of “Work as Divine Calling.” The session drew an overflow crowd Friday to Howerton Hall.

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Tim Beal
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Beal: Nothing defective about how God uses you

September 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Beal, college/young adults pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, delivered an unusual but highly effective Chapel talk Monday morning in which he challenged listeners to stop thinking they aren’t good enough to do God’s work. Beal made his point by underscoring how different he looks and sounds and how deficient he feels — and yet God chose him.

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Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin addresses Chapel
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Griffin: One thing we can expect — God’s love

August 31, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin used a funny story about his sixth-grade class trip to Disneyland to get into a message for students that everyone needs to hear: Expectations can drag us away from God if we aren’t careful. Keep Jesus as the centerpiece of your life, Griffin said, and remember that God is faithful and always forgives.

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Unity is world’s missing link, Mueller tells Chapel

August 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

President/CEO Brian Mueller kicked off the 2015-16 Chapel sessions with an emotional talk about what he sees as one of the most critical things in the world today — finding ways to unite people behind common, positive goals. The University would not be where it is today without unity, Mueller said, and he wants GCU to continue to be a leader in bringing students, staff and the community together.

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Freshmen participate in the Ignite ceremony Tuesday on the Quad.
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Freshmen flock to inspirational gathering

August 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In GCU Today’s third day of 2015 Move-In coverage, we recap two special events, one brand new, that took place on campus Tuesday evening. For the first time, the University held a worship service in the Arena during Welcome Week to bring together some of the 8,500 students who, by the end of the week, will be living on campus. It was followed up by the always-inspirational, candlelit Ignite ceremony on the Quad. Click here for a story, slideshow and video.

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GCU Today Magazine welcomes Class of 2019

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The cover story in the latest edition of GCU Today Magazine introduces you to 10 new faces on campus who are shining representatives of this fall’s incoming freshmen class. Check out the students’ stellar academics, servant qualities and deep faith and watch a cool video about their first-year expectations. The September magazine also has full coverage of a beach get-together for new GCU students from Southern California as well as a story about the University’s new engineering degrees, a feature and video about its promising soccer program and an article about a unique collaboration between GCU and Arizona hospitals to train and employ new nursing graduates. Other content: a look at where GCU students spread the Gospel during summer mission trips, a story and video about new alumnus Zenon Castro, who is moving from school janitor to teacher thanks to GCU’s s online program and a profile of alumna/future doctor Erica Wadas, plus alumni class notes.  

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Campus Love: Church partnership creates jobs

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s five-point plan to improve the local neighborhood was a Godsend to John Ramos, executive pastor of Love International Ministries, a primarily Hispanic congregation with 3,500 members just a mile east of campus next to the 27th Avenue Office Complex. For years, Ramos and his father Juan, the head pastor, had wanted to partner with GCU to help the church’s mission of ministering in the surrounding neighborhood and trying to reduce poverty and crime. The elder Ramos moved the bilingual church that had operated in the family’s home to its current location in 1992 to better reach the Hispanic community. Love made an immediate impact, and is now one of the largest Hispanic churches in the country. GCU was an ideal partner to make additional positive changes. GCU President/CEO Brian Mueller launched his five-point plan last year, which included working to lower crime in the Canyon Corridor and partnering with neighborhood churches to employ local residents in University jobs. The first three employees in that partnership have started working at GCU. John Ramos said the missions and Christian values of GCU and Love are a good marriage. “Grand Canyon is a world-class organization and has become not only a partner to us but a friend,” said Ramos, who grew up […]

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Employee-focused summer Chapel returns to Ethington

May 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau After spending last summer in the Tell Science Building, the summer Chapel series will return to Ethington Theatre next week for a more intimate weekly worship experience than those held in GCU Arena during the school year. Summer Chapel begins Monday with a message from Nathan Hale, GCU’s life leader manager, at 11:15 a.m. in Ethington and will continue each Monday through July 27. This summer’s Chapel speakers are University employees primarily from the Office of Spiritual Life and the College of Theology. Jared Ulrich, GCU worship manager, will lead acoustic worship services before each message. Danielle Rinnier, director of spiritual life, said the Chapel messages will not follow a specific theme, allowing speakers to share what God has put on their hearts. She hopes speakers will focus their messages on ways for employees to remain diligent through the slower summer months and encourage them to stay enthusiastic during a time of great change at the University with multiple construction projects. “The majority of people who attend summer Chapel are employees, so we wanted to have speakers who understand what they’re going through over the summer and can encourage and uplift them,” Rinnier said. Employees hopefully will use Chapel to reconnect with […]

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GCU alums minister to needs of Ugandans during medical mission trip

May 20, 2015 / by / 4 Comments

GCU Today Magazine A group of health care professionals who studied together at Grand Canyon University before going to medical school traveled to western Uganda last year to bring medical care and God’s love to people for whom modern necessities are scarce. Among them were Dr. David Engstrom and his wife, Jamie, a physician’s assistant, who operate Pinnacle Family Medicine in Litchfield Park, Drs. Nicole and Brent Nedella, Courtney Mitchell and Stephanie Bradley, all GCU alumni. (Photos courtesy of the Nedella family)

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