Kengkue Her| Banner | Matthew Alexander, senior biology pre-medicine major, donates plasma to help raise money for ISP volunteers. This is Matthews fourth time donating for during the annual California Baptist University blood drive.

Students raise funds through blood drive for service projects

As so many California Baptist University students have been accepted into International Service Projects, these worldwide service trips are in need of major funding. The CBU Mobilization website features a quote from Billy Graham: “The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian ser- vice. The greatest form of praise is the sound […]

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International Service Projects see changes this coming year

International Service Projects at California Baptist University have changed since the mobilization sector of the Office of Spiritual Life added new opportunities for students and updated the training process. With four different opportunities for Lancers, ISP is a growing ministry. The four types of ISP trips include Encounter, Engagement, Immersion, and the newest addition, Launch. Launch […]

Danielle Lutjens | The Banner | Natalie Codding, sophomore graphic design major, said she likes to unwind by painting one-of-a-kind murals to display in her dorm.

Buying student art expands creative horizons

Visual art comes in many different and distinct forms. Whether it is graphic design, photography, painting or even stickers, every piece of art has a story behind it. However, when that art is purchased from a store, the creative source behind it remains a mystery. When supporting a student artist, that mystery is solved: The […]

Students prepare for urban ministry

The goal of the Office of Spiritual Life’s “Urban Excursion” is to “take it further.” Part of California Baptist University’s Compassion Ministries, “Urban Excursion” is a ministry program that takes students into major urban centers in and outside of California, and partners them with existing ministries to help serve the residents of those areas. Urban […]

Homecoming evolves in its’ 3rd year

Homecoming weekend Feb. 17-18 promises “pomp and circumstance” as the Office of Institutional Advancement promotes this year’s celebration of living God’s purpose through the theme “One World, One Mission,” Earl Harris, director of conferences and events, said. The international theme of “One World, One Mission” will honor the 15th anniversary of the International Service Projects […]

ISP Reveal Night

Approximately 450 students made their way into Sherman Indian High School Wednesday night to find out their International Service Project destination. The room was filled to the brim with team participants and parents of the students. The night began with a time of singing to God. The logistics of the ISP trips were discussed and then the […]