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Today, when someone wants to understand ethical and moral positions, they look to specialists within the university, not the church. The university has become a focused context for personal, social and cultural formation. Its stories become the stories by which we live. University neighborhoods need churches that embody the gospel and address the particular issues and questions arising within the university context.


Through personal transformation and cultivation of Christ-centered community, we want students to discover their calling to use their gifts to serve the campus and the city. Our vision is to see students renewed by the good news of Christ's resurrection and empowered to live by the Spirit within their sphere of relationships. Through discipleship, student-focused small groups, large meetings and seminars, we seek to engage questions of identity, calling, vocation, and academics. Events will be listed on our calendar.

For more information regarding our university ministry, contact Sonja Chen.

 


 

 

Whitefield Society

 

The Whitefield Society

George Whitefield was an Oxford-educated Anglican pastor who played a formative role in the early American colonies. He had an abiding friendship with Benjamin Franklin, who was so deeply impressed with his intellect and his passion for serving the poor that he published and circulated Whitefield's writings, though he did not share his faith. As a tribute to his influence in the founding of the University of Pennsylvania, a statue of Whitefield remains in the Quadrangle Dormitories on which are inscribed the words: "Humble Disciple of Jesus Christ, Eloquent Preacher of the Gospel."

Through personal transformation and fostering Christ-centered community, The Whitefield Society seeks to help students discover their calling and to use their gifts to serve the campus and the city. Its vision is to see students renewed by the good news of Christ's resurrection and empowered to live by the Spirit within their sphere of relationships and in their chosen majors.

Follow the Whitefield Society on Facebook to keep up with their events.