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.
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.
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 email@example.com.