Elijah Hickman | Banner | Danielle Strickland, author and advocate against human trafficking, delivered an impactful message at the first Campus Nite of the spring semester.

Campus Nite speakers raise student awareness of global justice issues

More than 100 students filled the Van Dyne Gymnasium Jan. 17 at California Baptist University for a night of worship and community. Campus Nite, an event that occurs twice a semester, is a collaboration between the offices of Spiritual Life and Community Life that brings together students. Previous guests include Bob Go , Lecrae and […]

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 […]

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Goff challenges students to embrace vulnerability

Bob Goff, speaker, lawyer, self-proclaimed chief balloon-inflator and best-selling author of “Love Does” and “Everybody Always,” stuck out his shaking left hand in the Van Dyne Gymnasium Sept. 12 at the first Campus Nite of the semester. After being diagnosed with malaria, Goff said something disconnected in his hand and now it suffers from tremors. […]

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Grayson Boucher shares testimony at Campus Night

Students at California Baptist University crowded into the Van Dyne Gymnasium Jan. 18 to kick off the spring semester in high spirits with a basketball-themed Campus Night. “Campus night is this time where we’re inviting the whole campus to come together and experience a really fun time together,” said Christina McDonald, Community Life intern and […]

Previous OCC receiver becomes donor

California Baptist University’s annual Operation Christmas Child packing party hit close to home this year as CBU students served alongside one of their own, Brandon Schuster, who used to receive shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child from a local church in Samoa. Schuster, freshman biomedical engineering major and swimmer, remembers receiving gift-wrapped boxes from Operation Christmas […]

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CBU Sends Harvey Relief Team

A team of 50 California Baptist University students and staff flew to Texas to serve homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane that lasted nine days, spread across 3,100 miles and caused billions of dollars of damage in the coastal bend regions of Texas. The team was split up into four groups, visiting […]

Spiritual Life restructures ISP

Mobilization adapts service opportunities, includes all student body. Since last school year, changes have occurred such as new buildings, new Chapel times and new housing and lastly, a change made to Spiritual Life, specifically Mobilization. In the past year, 36 International Service Projects were offered and students traveled to multiple continents. This year, ISP will serve as the umbrella […]

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Compassion Projects cultivate hearts to serve

Compassion Ministries, an organization within the Office of Spiritual Life, paved the way for students to serve their Riverside community Sept. 16. Students from California Baptist University gathered at the Office of Spiritual Life before serving at different locations that morning. The volunteers visited The Grove Community Church, Riverside Life Services, The Sheepfold, Sandals Church […]

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Local coffee shop offers a freshly brewed alternative

Arcade Coffee Roasters partnered with the Office of Spiritual Life Feb. 15 to start a new event on campus called “Wake Up Wednesdays” in which specialty coffees are available for students. Located outside the Recreation Center and Community Life office, Shane Levario and Stevie Hasemeyer, owners of Arcade Coffee Roasters, sell an arrangement of coffee […]