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ISP meets remotely despite canceled trips

California Baptist University officially canceled all International Service Project (ISP) travel for this summer March 17 in response to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but teams are still meeting remotely to encourage one another and connect, sometimes even with the field workers and students they were set to meet overseas. Each year, CBU works […]

Gabrielle Tieman | Banner | Maddie Baker, junior psychology major, helps her team build a fence for an elementary school in Twain

International Service Projects Influence Culture

Students are often so focused on their own environment that they forget how many different cultures there are in the world. International Service Projects give students the opportunity to experience cultures around the world. The main purpose of ISP trips is to serve by bringing the gospel to other regions of the world, such as […]

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 […]