Faith on campus

By Vanessa Aguilar
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You’re walking around campus, and spot a chalk drawing that reads, “Come Check Out Cru!” Do you ever wonder what Cru stands for? It stands for Campus Crusades for Christ, a Christian club on campus. This club is all about spreading the good news of the Gospel that Jesus Saves. It’s wonderful that we are able to have Faith on Campus by having these clubs. It brings people together to learn more about Jesus.

No matter where you are in your walk with Christ these clubs are opened to anyone who wants to know more about Jesus. The goal of this club along with two other Christian clubs on campus is to spread the word and love of God on campus. These clubs are a great opportunity for students to get connected to Churches in their community and learn more about Christ.

These clubs are a place to learn together, connect together, ask questions, and grow in our Faith. And what are the other two clubs we have called? They are called Otters Under Christ (OUC) and InterVarsity LatinX Fellowship (LaFe). OUC has meetings every Tuesday where they have bible study and guest speakers. InterVarsity LatinX  Fellowship is a new Christian club on campus where LatinX students can learn more about their identity in Christ. This club is not only open to LatinX students but to other students with different ethnic backgrounds as well. This club also provides bible studies as well.

In Cru students have the opportunity to travel on mission trips, and they get to go to conferences. Cru just had it’s Winter Conference in Los Angeles in January this year it was such a blast. The theme this year was prayer. At this conference students got to experience sharing their faith with others. We got to listen to amazing live worship music. We got to hear different Speakers, meet new people and create memories. And of course we got to learn about connecting with God through prayer.

“Cru has been the best part of my college career,” Courtney Lamb says, who is the president of Cru and a third year Global Studies Major, “Anyone who is curious about learning about Jesus, or just hang out, they are welcome to come to Cru”

It’s wonderful that CSUMB has faith based clubs like Cru, OUC, and Intervarsity to be apart of. These clubs are filled with friendly people who are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus. The next time you are curious to see what these clubs are about don’t be shy to stop by, get connected, and meet other students.

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