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 […]

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Christian rap group combines music and theology in campus nite performance

California Baptist University Community Life office held another successful Campus Nite Oct. 18, with about 500 students in attendance to watch the performance of Beautiful Eulogy, a hip-hop inspired Christian rap group. Campus Nite is an event put on by Spiritual Life four times a year and always draws a full house at the Van […]

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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CBU students accept different views despite varying beliefs

Although California Baptist University is a private religious university, not everyone on campus holds Christian beliefs. Students come from different backgrounds and from many different parts of the world. According to the CBU website, “California Baptist University believes each person has been created for a purpose.” All students are encouraged to live their purpose regardless […]

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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. […]