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Spiritual Life at MCU

Wherever you find yourself on the spiritual journey, Mid-Continent offers both individualized and corporate opportunities to join others as you seek to grow closer to God through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  We have the opportunity, as a small campus community, to truly support one another, encourage one another, know one another, and show Christ’s love to one another.  Here we have the opportunity to do life together as Christ did with His followers.

The Office of Spiritual Life seeks to join with other departments on our campus (Residence Life, Athletics, Academics, etc.) to create an environment which encourages students to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ – spurring one another on to growth and good deeds.  We believe that our relationship with Jesus Christ impacts every aspect of our life, connecting our faith, living and learning.

There are several opportunities for students to join with others in worship, as well as learning more about their relationship with Christ through Bible Study and service.

Chapel

Our chapel services are the center of our corporate worship experience.  We believe Hebrews 10:24-25, "and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together . . ."  As Christians, it is very important to meet together for worship and spiritual challenge in a community setting.  Chapel services at MCU are designed to promote spiritual growth and development through singing, teaching, small group discussions, and other interactive opportunities.  Our campus praise band is wonderfully creative and committed to worship through the use of their God-given gifts.  Chapel services are held on the main floor of the Cougar Center each Wednesday and several Mondays at 9:30 a.m. throughout the semester. (See Chapel Schedule for Spring 2013)

Bible Study

“Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another” (Proverbs 27:17).   There is something special that happens when we study God’s Word together.  At MCU, we stress the importance of “iron sharpening iron” by studying the Bible together.  Our weekly Bible Study takes place in a comfortable, laid-back environment where we discuss how God’s Word applies to our everyday choices, relationships, and life.

Ministerial Student Association

The purpose of the Ministerial Student Association (MSA) is to provide fellowship, mutual support, and enhancement of skills for those who are planning a career in ministry.  The MSA, in cooperation with our faculty advisor, Baptist College of the Bible faculty members, MCU administrators, and area associational Director of Missions, will seek opportunities to apply their ministries in local church settings. The MSA consists of students enrolled in any academic program at MCU, who are currently serving or anticipating serving Christ via ministry leadership, i.e., pastors, Christian Education workers, youth and children’s directors, music ministers, missions, and evangelism.  The MSA will meet monthly during the academic year.

Outreach

We hope to increase opportunities for our students to reach out beyond the campus of MCU to our local community, the U.S., and the world.  We have a lot of room to grow in this area, but we are committed to practicing Christ’s command and our MCU mission of being a “Great Commission” institution.