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November FYP Now Available!

November 23, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The November 2010 issue of FYP is now available on campus and online. Check it out now, featuring KBCOB Dean Dr. Kevin Barksdale, freshman award-winning songwriter Casey Lee Smith, remarkable International online student Louise Tamutebi and more.

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D’Souza to Debate ‘Affable Atheist’ Shermer

November 16, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Dinesh D’Souza is becoming an old pro at taking God’s side. The prominent Christian author estimates he has debated about a dozen atheists over the past three years, and he’ll go another round with one, Michael Shermer, at 7 tonight in Antelope Gym. A capacity crowd is expected.

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Life Leaders Open Doors for Real Communication

September 13, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

“If you’re looking for friendships that run deeper than the surface, this is a great way to start that,” says GCU Student Ministries Coordinator Danielle Rinnier. “If you want a more meaningful college experience, you can come and meet people who care and want to do important things.”

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Online Campus Pastor Preps for Duty on the Border

September 10, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

As an Air National Guard chaplain, Lance Schrader has experienced ministering to people in high-pressure situations. His mission is to boost morale and provide soldiers with the accommodations to worship freely. As the new online ministry coordinator and staff chaplain for GCU, he is wearing the same pair of boots — at least until Oct. 1.

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Don’t Lose Your Spot on the Spiritual Life Fall Retreat

September 07, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Secure your spot now for the Spiritual Life Fall Retreat. With only 170 spots available, the September 24 – 26 retreat at UCYC in Prescott, Ariz., is a hot ticket.

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New Day and Time for Chapel’s Uplifting Message

August 27, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

A few changes are in the works for Chapel this semester. The weekly event has changed its day, time and location. What remains is the same simple, uplifting message directed at campus students, faculty and staff. The new time for Chapel is every Monday at 10:45 a.m. in Antelope Gym. The series will launch with new University Pastor Tim Griffin and feature guest speakers every week until December. Videos of each Chapel presentation are available at the Spiritual Life web site following the event.

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New GCU Pastor Trades Racetrack for Life on Campus

August 24, 2010 / by / 4 Comments

Tim Griffin begins his role as the new GCU Campus Pastor after 10 years as Chaplain for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His goal to be “consistently available” is evident as he moves his family on to campus, making sure he is always available to GCU students.

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A New Approach to Missions with GCU Global Outreach

August 16, 2010 / by / 6 Comments

The GCU missions program is set to expand with a new vision for Global Outreach. Jacob Page, GCU Global Outreach Director, is leading the charge to create a passion and awareness in students that will stay with them long after graduation.

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GCU Students Blog Their Mission Experiences

May 10, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Several Grand Canyon University students have taken the opportunity this summer to serve on overseas missions. Last week, missionary teams left for the Dominican Republic and Germany, with more teams leaving for Honduras and Guatemala soon. GCU Spiritual Development Director Joe Brooks is leading the team in Germany. Brooks created a blog at http://joebrooksmissions.wordpress.com/ to chronicle his team’s experience in Germany.  He has posted team introductions, photos, videos and more. GCU nursing student and missions coordinator Nicole Hill is part of the team in the Dominican Republic. She started a blog at http://nicolemissions.blogspot.com/ with photos and updates. Follow the missions’ blogs and check back here at Herd on Campus for updates on GCU students in the mission field this summer. Learn more about mission opportunities for both campus and online students at the Spiritual Life page at my.gcu.edu.

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Students Prepare for Summer Missions

March 11, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

As summer approaches and students prepare to return home, get jobs or do whatever it is that college students do in the summer, several GCU students will put their personal ambitions on hold and commit themselves to a mission. The following students have signed up for mission opportunities in Kenya, the Dominican Republic and Germany.  Beth Nowatzki Junior – Nursing Ever since I served in Kenya in June 2008, God has placed a huge desire in my heart to help His children in need, especially in a medical sense. Adequate medical care and disease education are far too limited to people in Third World countries. I am a nursing student, so I feel it’s important to reach out to these people, provide the best care possible and equip them with the tools and resources to stay healthy. And while providing this much-needed care, people can be introduced to the ultimate healer, Jesus Christ. I am thrilled to be used by God and to be able to share His love with those in the Dominican Republic this summer. Our team will care for their physical and spiritual wounds.      Karissa Kelsey Junior – Athletic Training My inspiration for this trip began while […]

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