BUIES CREEK - Campbell University students will have another opportunity to grow in their faith with the addition of Campus Worship services each Sunday night.
Led by members of the campus ministry staff and undergraduate students, Campus Worship will begin Jan. 20 and will remain a Sunday night fixture with services starting at 7 p.m. in Butler Chapel.
The goal, according to Campus Minister Faithe Beam, is to create a worshiping community on campus and educate students about worshiping while not competing with churches and school schedules (hence the Sunday evening start times).
“We know students have a lot going on, but we spent a lot of time asking them what’s important to their college experience. From this, we created Campus Worship,” Beam said. “Students yearn to worship on this campus or in their homes, and it is our hope and prayer that his service will allow them this opportunity.”
The services will be led by a group of students chosen from applications and interviews conducted in the fall. One of those students, junior Lauren Gannon, said the idea of Campus Worship intrigued not only because she’s passionate about “sharing God’s love with everyone,” but even more so when it’s the people she interacts with on a daily basis.
“We get so caught up in the daily rush of school work and activities, and I hope that Campus Worship will be a time for us students to just be still and listen to God and feel his presence in our lives,” she said. “Even though I am part of the leadership team, I hope to learn and grow and improve my walk with God so that it reflects the Christ-like life I wish to lead.”
Beam said the students chosen to run the services are offering a “pretty substantial commitment” to the program, and she hopes it will equate to large gatherings. But, she added, the size of the congregation each week won’t determine the success of Campus Worship.
“If we have students who find Campus Worship to be one of the highlights of their week, and we have students who look forward to coming and having the opportunity to worship God … then it will have been a big success,” she said.
Faculty and staff, alumni and members of the community are welcome to each Sunday night service.
For more information, email Louisa Monroe at [email protected] or call (910) 893-1549.