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Campus crosses will symbolize new hope

April 08, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The idea was lodged in the mind of senior Sam Yonan long before the COVID-19 pandemic upended the world: GCU should have a cross to represent who we are as a Christian university. The project moved forward even during the health crisis as three crosses were assembled in a shop on campus this week. Their message of hope for the future resonated even more.

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There’s still plenty of life in campus spirituality

April 06, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

There WAS a Chapel service Monday morning — one in line with the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual service in GCU Arena, it was recorded on campus and made available digitally. Here’s a look at what the Spiritual Life staff and Worship Arts students are doing these days to help people keep the faith.

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Chapel message gives employees virtual boost

March 19, 2020 / by / 3 Comments

GCE Pastor Jim Miller was faced with a dilemma: The vast majority of employees are working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, which meant there wouldn’t be a live audience for his monthly Chapel service Wednesday morning featuring GCU President Brian Mueller. But Miller is a people person, so he brought it to the people — virtually. The service was viewed on Zoom and Facebook, and Mueller delivered a memorable talk.

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Chapel receives passionate lesson in ‘Mackey-ology’

March 10, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Terry Mackey grabbed the attention of the Chapel audience and never let go Monday morning. His talk was filled with quickly recited Bible verses and sayings he calls “Mackey-ology.” But, most importantly, it carried a consistent message: “You can put your trust in God because He has always been and He will always be trustworthy.”

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Chapel talk urges us to not put God’s call on hold

March 03, 2020 / by / 2 Comments

Brian Kruckenberg of New City Church is a regular Chapel speaker, but he always comes equipped with a fresh, thoughtful message. Monday, he used a map and pictures of the desert and the beach to demonstrate what it means to answer God’s call. “Live to be a blessing,” he told his audience.

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Chapel message: God won’t leave you out on a limb

February 25, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Talk about a commanding presence: Megan Fate Marshman’s Chapel talk Monday was forceful, thought-provoking and funny as she shared the importance of the “I am the vine; you are the branches” statement by Jesus in Chapter 15 of John. To demonstrate what our life looks like if we don’t let God take control, she brought with her a huge, dead tree branch and said, “When you’re not connected, you look like this.”

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Students have lifted campus worship to new heights

February 21, 2020 / by / 3 Comments

There was a time, not that long ago, when Spiritual Life leaders weren’t sure if enough students would attend two worship services, Chapel and The Gathering. But worship on campus has grown so much, last fall The Gathering had to be expanded to two services on Tuesday nights just to accommodate all the people who wanted to attend. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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Honors student documents spiritual journey in book

February 18, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

After a troubled childhood, Christopher Robinson didn’t want a relationship with God. But when he finally opened his heart to Jesus, it made such an impact on him, he wrote a book and wants to become a youth pastor after he graduates. “It got to a point where God was so real, where I could not deny it, I could not continue to do what I was doing prior,” Robinson said. “It just wasn’t possible.”

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Latest issue of GCU Magazine is a keeper

February 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The February 2020 issue of GCU Magazine will be a keepsake for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The special dedication to GCU’s stunning transformation in the last 10 years includes stories, photos and videos covering every aspect of this remarkable story — academics, spiritual life, campus life, community outreach, athletics, online education and alumni — plus President Brian Mueller’s personal thoughts about what it has meant to him. Here’s the digital version.

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Dance graduate to share art, faith in New Zealand

February 12, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Since graduating from with her degree in dance last April, Hannah Croft has followed the path God has created for her — even if it takes her out of the country. Croft will travel to New Zealand in April with the Messengerz Dance Company & Ministry to teach the Gospel through dance during an Easter camp.

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