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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 […]

Office of Spritual life helps students challenge themselves

Christian Challenge is one of many examples of equipping students to serve at California Baptist University. “Christian Challenge is a discipleship process within the Office of Spiritual Life,” said Brian Zunigha, director of Campus Ministries and head of Christian Challenge. Our purpose is to invest in students’ lives and develop followers of Jesus.” Every Thursday, […]

Seeking holiness

Each semester, the Office of Spiritual Life organizes a “Seek Week,” encouraging and instructing students about how to draw closer to God. This semester the theme of the week was “Holy” and it took place Feb. 20-24. On Monday, the week began with Chapel services led by Albert Tate, pastor of Fellowship Monrovia church in […]

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 […]