There are many ways to plug in to Campus Ministries at North Greenville University. On campus, students have opportunities to grow as believers. Discipleship opportunities include leading/attending Bible studies, prayer groups, worship experiences, and service ministries.
Life Transformation Groups consist of three students of the same sex who meet weekly for one hour to discuss Scripture, pray for those who do not know Christ, and hold each other accountable. As new believers join their group, they give birth to new groups.
Campus Ministries interns and chaplains assist with ministries in the residence halls, giving attention to the needs of university family. Students have opportunities to encourage and establish new believers in their faith.
If you are willing to plug in to any of these opportunities, contact Dr. Steve Crouse at Steve.Crouse@ngu.edu.
Campus Ministries at NGU seeks to minister to the university family in a variety of ways. Chapel services provide times of community worship for the university family every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. throughout the academic year. These services may be viewed live through video streaming.
We also publish a prayer needs list that shares campus prayer concerns. We communicate prayer needs through email blasts.
Athletic Ministries seeks to minister to the spiritual needs of our athletes through evangelism, discipleship, and mission and ministry opportunities.
Through Women's Ministries, we seek to minister to the specific needs of our female students through mentoring, fellowship, Bible study, and accountability.
A variety of student-led Bible studies, prayer groups, and accountability groups are available. Through Life Transformation Groups, we provide discipleship opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The groups consist of three people of the same sex who commit to meet together for one hour each week to discuss the Scriptures, pray for the lost, and for accountability. If you are interested in forming a group, please contact us at Steve.Crouse@ngu.edu.
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Being a Difference Maker
Being a difference maker involves loving God with all that we are and loving others as we love ourselves (Mark 12:28-31). The mission that Jesus left for his followers was to make disciples of all people groups. He told them to do this through evangelism ,sharing the good news of salvation through Christ, and discipleship, teaching believers to obey all that Jesus taught (Matt 28:18-20). Making disciples is more about application than information, though both contribute to the process. The emphasis of Christ's command is obedience, not mere knowledge. Discipleship opportunities at NGU include:
- Life Transformation Groups. These groups consist of three people of the same sex who meet once a week for one hour to discuss the Scriptures, to pray for the salvation of unbelievers they know, and to hold each other accountable.
- Bible Study Groups. A variety of Bible study groups are offered each semester. Some groups are led by faculty and staff while others are student-led. They normally meet once a week.
- Prayer Ministry. Prayer is one of the greatest privileges that God has granted to his children. Groups of students join together to seek the Lord's leadership, confess their sins, intercede for our nation, NGU, and the needs of others, etc. Some meet weekly in small groups. Students also join together for 24/7 week of prayer annually.
- Encouraging New Believers. Some students spend time nurturing new believers one-on-one. They spend time with new Christians talking about the faith, answering questions, studying the Scriptures, praying, and living life together. Others enlist new believers in a Life Transformation Group.
The essence of Christianity is a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
All people have sinned against God (Rom 3:23). There is no exception. Sin is rebelling against God and the purposes for which he created us. It is choosing our way rather than God's way. Sin always involves disobeying God. God is holy, pure in every way. We are impure and by our very nature live in rebellion against God. God's standard is revealed in the Ten Commandments (Exod 20:3-17). We have all fallen short of his standard. Apart from Christ, we are hopelessly doomed to be separated from God. Justice demands that we deserve to be punished for our sins. There is nothing that we can do to pay our sin debt.
In Jesus' first sermon recorded in (Mark 1:15), he called people to repent and believe the gospel. Repentance involves a change of heart and mind. It is to feel godly sorrow because of the weight of our sin. It means to turn away from our sin and to turn to God to live as one of his followers. The gospel is the good news of the person and work of Christ. He is the son of God, the very nature and essence of God. He is God. He is the one who never sinned that was willing to bear our sins in his body on the cross (2 Cor 5:21). He died as our substitute, enduring the punishment that we deserved, so that we can have a personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus. He died for us, but he rose from the grave on the third day in victory to give us eternal life (John 20:1-10).
Even though we were dead in our sins, unable to save ourselves, God, who is rich in mercy because of his great love for us, offers us life that we do not deserve and cannot earn through Christ. We can experience God's forgiveness and salvation through Christ. We receive Christ by grace through faith. Grace is undeserved favor. It means to understand that you cannot save yourself. Salvation is God's gift to you that you must receive by faith (Eph 2:1-10). Faith involves believing that Jesus is exactly who he claimed to be, the sinless son of God. He died for our sins and rose from the grave to give us real life.
Do you sense the conviction of the Holy Spirit, revealing the truth that you are a sinner in need of a savior? Are you broken over your sin, realizing there is no hope apart from Christ? He is the only way of salvation; there is no other (John 14:6). Are you willing to repent of your sins and to believe the gospel? Will you receive Christ's gift of salvation? If you are willing, offer a prayer to God. Admit that you are a sinner, living in rebellion against God. Turn away from your sins and ask God to forgive you for your sins, even though you do not deserve it. Ask him to save you by his grace. Receive him as Lord, the ruler of your life. Pray to God right now in your own words. He knows your heart.
If you are not ready, or you have questions please contact Campus Ministries. We would love to talk to you!
If you received Christ, let our Campus Ministries team at North Greenville University know about it. We want to pray for you and to help you connect with a local church where other believers can help establish you in the faith. Start today to spend time in fellowship with God through his Word, the Bible, and prayer (communication with God). If you don't have a Bible, free online versions are available at http://www.youversion.com. Begin by reading the gospel of John. Allow God to speak to you through the Bible. Think of ways that you can apply the Bible to your daily life. Thank God for his salvation.
Another helpful resource from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association : http://findingmyhope.org/
Fuge at NGU
North Greenville partners with LifeWay to provide seven weeks of life-changing camps on the NGU campus each summer. Centrifuge has amazing Bible study and recreation, M-Fuge provides missions opportunities, and XFUGE lets your church stay together and still join the whole camp for exciting worship.
2015 Camp Dates
|2015 Dates||Speaker||Worship Leader|
|June 8 - June 13
(Mon - Sat)
|June 15 - June 20
(Mon - Sat)
|June 22 - June 27
(Mon - Sat)
|June 28 - July 3
(Sun - Fri)
|July 6 - July 11
(Mon - Sat)
|July 13 - July 18
(Mon - Sat)
|July 20 - July 25
(Mon - Sat)
Life Transformation Groups are comprised of three people of the same sex who agree to meet for one hour a week for three purposes.
- To discuss Scripture. The group agrees to read a section of Scripture each week and discuss it when they meet together. The group may agree to read the book of Ephesians. Since Ephesians has six chapters, the group members can read one chapter per day and review the book on the seventh day before the next LTG meeting.
- To pray for people they know who are unbelievers. The group prays for the needs of the unbelievers and asks God to give them opportunities to share the good news of the gospel with them.
- To hold each other accountable. The members agree on accountability questions that they will answer honestly at their weekly meetings. The purpose of this accountability is to help members live their lives in obedience to the teachings of Christ.
When a new believer joins the group, the LTG multiplies forming two groups of two. Each group seeks out a third person to join their group. Then when another new believer joins either group, the LTG multiplies again. Through the multiplication process believers involved in these discipling groups grows exponentially.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
My name is Ruth McWhite, and I joined this staff in the Fall of 2006. Prior to serving here, I was a pastor's wife and a missionary to Ecuador with the IMB. I also studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and I earned a Masters in Religious Education. Best of all, I found the love of my life there! Allen and I married in 1983 and have 26 fun years of ministry together. I am also the mother of five wonderful children and two daughters-in-law that I love as if I had given birth to them
My husband, Allen, began working at NGU in 2002 as the Director of Global Missions. During that time, I taught Biblical Worldview at Greer Christian Learning Center to high school students. In my free time, I was mentoring NGU girls in my home, and I LOVED the time that I had with them. In the Spring of 2006, I was teaching Experiencing God to my high school students, and through that study, God made it clear to me that He had a place on this campus for me to serve Him. And so began my journey here.
CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLE STUDY
Chronological Bible Study is led by me on Monday afternoons at my home. In this study, we are working our way through the major stories of Scripture and learning how God deals with His children - women in particular!
If you are interested in any of these studies you may contact the student leading or call me at 977-7030 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Paul Thompson, Dean of the College of Humanities, asks that we pray for his mother, Mary Thompson, who will have hip replacement surgery at St. Francis Eastside on Thursday morning. (Posted 1/12/2016)
Pray that our entire NGU family will be open and responsive to the gospel as we begin a new semester. May we be salt and light in a world that is so often dark and tasteless. (Posted 1/12/2016)
Matthew Moore, a sophomore at NGU who plays on our basketball team, one of his younger brothers, Nathan, passed away unexpectedly. (Posted 1/12/2016)
Kenny Hilliard, who graduated in 2007, was diagnosed with a tumor on his brain stem that doctors believe could be malignant. (Posted 1/12/2016)
Tara Farmer, Philís (Campus Enhancement) wife has cancer. (Posted 1/5/2016)
Tina Wellsí (Registrarís Office) husband, Tim, pray for a kidney donor (Posted 12/11/2015)
Ron Phelps, a leader in the CMSF for several years, as he is undergoing treatment for leukemia (Updated 11/24/2015)
Cathy Weaver, Michaelís (School of Fine Arts) wife has cancer. (Posted 11/14/2015)
Steve Crouse (Campus Ministries) and his wife Martha ask for your prayers for David Carroll, Marthaís sisterís (Connie) husband, David has been has been diagnosed with brain cancer. (Updated 10/17/2015)
Pray for missionaries living in dangerous areas that are threatened by ISIS and other radical Islamist (Posted 9/11/2015)
Barbara McCormick has a bone marrow disorder.
Cathy Sepko, (Professor of English), blood disorder
Spiritual Awakening - Pray that many will open their lives to Christ, on our campus, in our nation, and around the world.
Dr. Randall Pannell, our Interim President, during this time of transition. Also, continue to pray for our Board of Trustees and for the search for our next President.
Speaker: Tony Nolan
Wednesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 21, 10:00 a.m.
Back by popular demand, Tony Nolan will be the speaker for Ignite 2015! Tony shares the gospel with more than 800,000 students annually through radio, TV, conferences, festivals, concerts, and church events. He recently served as the Tour Pastor and Gospel Communicator for Casting Crowns and Winter Jam, the largest Christian Concert Tour in America, sharing in 120 cities where 87,000 people received Christ.
Tony engages students with his wacky humor and passion for Christ. His goal is to help students experience life-change by connecting with God.
An outspoken advocate of Contemporary Christian Music, Tony partners frequently with artists such as Casting Crowns, Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Rebecca St. James, Lincoln Brewster, Steven Curtis Chapman, Skillet, Toby Mac, Building 429, and others.
TNT Ministries is the ministry organization Tony leads. He has written and produced several popular teaching resources. He also is the author of "Faith Fuel - A Refueling Journey," a devotional book designed for students.
Before becoming an itinerant evangelist, Tony served as the college and singles minister at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA. He is a graduate of The Criswell College for Biblical Studies in Dallas, TX. He lives with his wife Tammy and their three children, Christy, Wil, and Bradly in Woodstock, GA.