SC CHRISTIAN CONNECTION – for new USC students – come meet our 45 Christian clubs on Aug 20, Sunday, 1-3 pm – TCC downstairs Ballroom
Academic Bible Study
Academic Bible Study is a progressive Christian student fellowship that takes the Bible seriously because we don’t take it literally. We study the Bible from a non-doctrinal, academic point of view, aiming to understand the contexts of the ancient communities from which its books emerged, and then creatively exploring the meanings we find in the texts that apply to our own lives. Contact Jessica Harmon for current meeting times.
Acts 2 Fellowship
Acts2 Fellowship is a Christian fellowship open to all USC undergraduate students looking to grow in their faith, as well as to those who want to simply investigate and check out what Christianity is all about. We strive to live out the model of the early church portrayed in Acts 2. We meet for weekly Bible studies on Friday evenings, and have a ton of fun along the way as we go on outings and activities. Hope you can check us out!
Adventist Student Community
All Nations Christian Fellowship
All Nations is a community of international students and scholars, people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Our vision is to welcome all cultures, share Jesus’ love, and build meaningful relationships! All are welcome in this “home away from home” as we seek to build deep friendships, explore important life issues, and have lots of fun!
Alpha Delta Chi: A Sisterhood for Christ
Alpha Delta Chi is a national Christian sorority with three purposes: spiritual, scholastic and social. It offers the experience of sisterhood, with a focus on spiritual mentoring in Christ as well as fun social events within and outside of the Greek communities on campus.
Alpha Gamma Omega: The Christ-Centered Fraternity
Alpha Gamma Omega is a fraternity of those seeking Christian brotherhood and is a member of the Inter-Fraternity Council.
Alpha Omega Campus Ministry
The campus group of Alpha Omega is a culturally and racially diverse group of Christians, seeking to live out what they learn from the Bible and to help others know the truth about Jesus Christ. They engage in many activities, from serving the homeless to having weekly Bible studies.
Amazing Grace Fellowship
Amazing Grace is a student organization that engages the students through caring for their needs, providing a safe place for building relationships and the spiritual resources for one’s relationship with God. It is our purpose to develop a caring community of students who are transformed by Jesus Christ. We seek to welcome students from all nations, invite them to consider Christ. For those who choose to follow Christ, we help them to grow in faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with belief in the God of the Bible, and inspire commitment to advancing the purposes of God in the world.
Athletes in Action
The members of Athletes in Action proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to fellow athletes and others involved in sports. They offer spiritual and character development through Bible studies, social gatherings, and community work, and train athletes to minister to those whom they influence – fans, high school students, etc.
The Bellman Chinese Christian Bible Study Group welcomes all Chinese-speaking people interested in Christianity and the Bible. The group studies the Bible together (in Mandarin Chinese). They offer a special welcome to new students coming from overseas who are seeking to adjust to life at USC.
Black Campus Ministries
Black Campus Ministries is a leg of InterVarsity Trojan Christian Fellowship whose goal is to make Christian community more accessible to the Black community at USC. We meet on Tuesday nights in GFS 101 from 8 – 10 pm to grow in our spirituality together. Join us weekly to get an idea of everything we do!
Bridges International encourages international students to explore how to have a relationship with God, to grow as Christians through worship and Bible study, to build friendships with other students through trips and weekly meetings, and to reach out to others. Activities are open to all regardless of religious background.
Affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ International
Director: Mario Martini
Student contact: Mary Katherine Bailey
Campus Crusade for Christ is committed to helping students to grow spiritually in an authentic relationship with Jesus. Campus Crusade offers small group Bible studies, prayer times, retreats and conferences, and summer mission projects, in addition to the larger “727” weekly gathering for fellowship and praise.
A progressive Christian fellowship combining strong liturgy and ancient tradition with open-mindedness, the Episcopal Church on campus invites a wide diversity of persons into an active, contemporary community of faith. It especially seeks to be a safe place for uncertain explorers as well as for those who are firm in their beliefs.
Catholic Graduate Student Association
The Catholic Graduate Student Association is affiliated with the USC Catholic Center and Our Savior Parish, and is a group that welcomes Catholic graduate students and graduate students of all faiths to come together in fellowship. We offer many different activities such as dinners, SCCs (Small Christian Communities, similar to a Bible study). Worship and Adoration, service projects, beach volleyball and much more. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Christine Solinsky.
The USC Catholic Center offers multiple programs and activities for spiritual, social, and academic growth, including retreats, liturgies, service projects, leadership opportunities, faith-sharing groups, guest speakers, fun socials, and more. Mass is said morning and evening on Sundays, and also on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
Christian Challenge seeks to lift up the name of Jesus Christ, develop Christian leaders, and nurture students in the Christian life that they may be lifelong laborers in the harvest. Historically linked with the Southern Baptist Convention, it is an interdenominational ministry found on 1,200 college campuses in the US.
Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA)
The Christian Medical Dental Association offers Christian fellowship for students at the USC School of Dentistry, with weekly Bible studies and prayer meetings.
Christian Science Organization
The Christian Science Organization welcomes all earnest seekers of truth. By studying and applying Christian Science to life, the group seeks to understand the underlying spiritual principle governing material laws. Demonstration of spiritual healing as taught by Jesus is a core focus.
Christian Student Fellowship at the Health Sciences Campus
Advisor: Paul Holtom
Student leader: Michael Tan
CFS is a group for anyone who wants to be encouraged in their Christian faith or who is interested in learning more about how the love of Jesus changes lives. We meet on the Health Sciences Campus and like to spend time together talking, eating, taking trips and learning how God’s love for us teaches us to love our patients, our communities and one another. There are no dues for this club. You do not need to be a medical student to join us so invite your friends from pharmacy, OT, PT, anywhere! Monday: men and women’s Bible studies and Wednesday: the whole group meets for a lunch talk or activity (food often provided).
Christian Students at USC is the outreach ministry of the Church in Los Angeles. We are a group of simple Christians from diverse backgrounds who love the Lord Jesus Christ and love to dive into His Word. We have many Bible studies on campus, a Sunday morning campus ministry meeting, youth mentoring, and small group fellowship in a home setting.
4Coptic Club at USC
4Corners Christian Fellowship
4Corners Christian Fellowship is a fellowship of brothers and sisters from all over the world and a Christian student group at USC. Our vision is to create a place where people from many cultures and diverse backgrounds can come together to experience God and journey alongside each other. Along the way we also hang out, eat good food, go on awesome trips, and just do college life together. At 4Corners, we try to recreate what we read in Acts chapter 2 of the Bible – ordinary folks forming an extraordinary community – and we invite you to join us!
Destino is a spiritual resource for Latino students on college campuses all over the country. We exist to empower Latino leaders to take the love of Christ to the campus, the community, and the world. We have weekly gatherings to connect and study the Bible together, occasional Familia nights and other socials, conferences and retreats, as well as spring break and summer mission trips. Check out USCDestino.com to find out more.
Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistant Students
The Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants meets weekly for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship at USC’s Alhambra campus, often with guest speakers addressing issues related to health or healthcare in today’s world.
Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)
FOCUS exists to share the love of Christ through prayer and fellowship. We do this specifically through small group Bible studies and one on one mentorships. Our hope is for students to come to understand their faith and grow in their relationship with Christ during their time in college. Students of all faiths are welcome!
Grace on Campus, is a ministry of Grace Community Church, in which students learn to cultivate their relationship with Jesus Christ and glorify Him in all they do. Weekly meetings on campus focus on instruction from God’s word, worship through song, fellowship, and discipleship.
Greek InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Greek InterVarsity is a ministry to fraternity and sorority students. We are dedicated to helping Greeks navigate the tension between Greek Life and the Faith Life. While we are a Christian ministry dedicated to helping students learn about and follow Jesus, we gladly welcome any person from any background to attend.
In Christ Alone Ministry
Facebook group: ICA
In Christ Alone Ministry (Associated with White Harvest Evangelical Church) seeks to help Christian believers apply the Bible to their daily lives, and to pass on what they learn to others. They focus intensively on one-on-one discipleship and small group work, and also join with other campuses to stage summer mission programs and conferences.
InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship
The Graduate Christian Fellowship of USC is a ministry of InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries and exists to both connect Christian grad students and to provide ways of thriving in graduate school. We do this through gathering together to pray, discuss and integrate our faith with our work. Our community includes both domestic and international graduate students, and we hope it is a community that can be a resource and a blessing during the unique experience of graduate work and life.
InterVarsity-Trojan Christian Fellowship is a witnessing community of Christians growing in love for God, for God’s Word, for God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and for God’s purposes in the world. It is committed to being a multi-ethnic community, a place where diverse groups of students become spiritual family.
CSF is a group for anyone who wants to be encouraged in their Christian faith or who is interested in learning more about how the love of Jesus changes lives. We meet on the Health Sciences Campus and like to spend time together talking, eating, taking trips and learning how God’s love for us teaches us to love our patients, our communities and one another. There are no dues for this club. You do not need to be a medical student to join us so invite your friends from pharmacy, OT, PT, anywhere! Monday: men and women’s Bible studies and Wednesday: the whole group meets for a lunch talk or activity (food often provided).
KCM’s mission is to obey the Great Commission by disciplining and mobilizing collegians. We are trying to achieve this goal by being the evangelistic arm of the local church. Building future leaders for the church and world by mobilizing the Christian community to share the gospel.
Latino Fellowship (LaFe)
LaFe is a leg of InterVarsity Trojan Christian Fellowship. We aim to make Christian community more accessible to the Latino/a community at USC and to develop quality Christian leaders. LaFe is committed to developing Latino leaders who serve the campus community with the love of Jesus Christ as they explore God, faith, and the experiences of our people.
Latter-day Saints believe that God is the Father and human beings are his children, for whom he has a plan as outlined in the scriptures. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neither Catholic nor Protestant, but rather claims to be a latter-day restoration of first century Christianity.
LDS – Academy of Dental Students Chapter
LDS – Academy of Dental Students Chapter was organized to promote student involvement in educational, service, and fellowship opportunities. We accomplish these three principle goals through living our daily values as students. We focus on serving students and others who are in need. Our organization takes pride in inviting guest lecturers to come and share their insights into their educational, occupational, and life successes. We invite all to come learn, serve, and fellowship with us.
The members of Life Christian Fellowship, formerly Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, seek to share the gospel of Christ, and to provide discipleship and fellowship activities for Asian and other students dealing with issues of faith. Activities include weekly Bible studies, retreats, and summer mission trips to other parts of the world.
Los Angeles United Church-Campus Ministry
L.A. United Church’s mission is to help train, nurture and cultivate young Christians to integrate Jesus Christ’s teachings and faith in Him into everyday life. The campus ministry provides USC students and staff a platform to share God’s love and have fellowship with each other.
Affiliated with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (3651 S. Vermont, Los Angeles, across the street from the USC campus at 36th Place by Taco Bell).
Director: Rev. Matt Keadle
Student leader: Ariel Hayward
Facebook group: Lutherans at USC
The Lutheran Campus Ministry is a progressive worshiping Christian community, integrated with the members ofSt. Mark’s Lutheran Church across the street from USC’s campus. Our students gather to deepen in faith, challenge our minds, embody servanthood, cultivate care and compassion, and have fun! We have a special calling to be part of the neighborhood surrounding USC’s campus and to serve people in need in the area. Our church partners with “A Community Place”, a USC student service club, to provide sack lunches to hungry people and work in our community garden on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1 pm. We are committed to “practicing and extending grace within and beyond USC.” Worship: 10 am Sundays at the church. Schedule of student events <a href=”http://St. Mark’s Lutheran Church“>HERE
The Navigators is an inter-denominational campus ministry helping students at USC grow in their relationships with God through Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, outreach and much more.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship at USC
Overflow A Cappella
The enthusiastic souls of Overflow A Cappella have a new mission in mind: to glorify and praise God through the awesomeness that is a cappella music! As a group of students whose lives God has drastically changed through his love, we aim to share that love and passion through music. So sit back, enjoy, and be inundated with an overflow of music, an overflow of passion and most importantly, as our favorite Bible verse says, an “overflow of praise” (Psalm 119:171
Power of Praise Church offers Sunday services, weekly Bible studies and praise meetings with a particular focus on the needs of international students. At its student internet cafe’, The Well, in the University Village, newly arrived students can find friendship and practical assistance in adapting to new surroundings (housing, transport, etc.).
Reformed University Fellowship
RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) is the official campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. This ministry holds to the district teachings of the historic reformation, such as the authority of the inspired scriptures, the grace of the gospel, salvation by faith alone through Christ alone, and all to the glory of God alone. The ministry consequently places ordained pastors who must subscribe the historic teachings on the college campus to work with the students who will lead the ministry. RUF welcomes any student from any background to come be a part of what they are doing at USC.
ReJOYce in Jesus Campus Fellowship seeks to help students develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, placing Jesus at the center of their lives and of their weekly fellowship on campus. Meetings focus on hearing God’s Word from the Bible, and seeking principles from the Bible to guide everyday life.
Description: Salt & Light Chinese Fellowship, is an outreach of Zion Lutheran Church in Rosemead, CA. We are a loving and caring family that welcomes all mandarin-speaking students who are interested in Christianity. We meet every Monday, during which we eat, sing and study bible together. We aim to offer a platform where students get to have a real and thorough understanding of bible and Christianity. Hope seeing you soon!
Originally the “USC Gospel Choir,” Saved By Grace, was formed in September 1998. SBG is dedicated and committed to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through music and spiritual fellowship Members need not have formal singing or choir experience, just a willingness to express themselves through song. SBG meets on Monday nights at 7 pm in the Fishbowl Chapel in the University Religious Center.
In sequence, we have dinner and sing anthems together. Each time there is a topic to be discussed and we read relevant paragraphs in the Bible. Each participant has the opportunity to explain his or her understanding about it, and it usually evolves into a discussion.
The Seventh-Day Adventist Student Community provides a gathering place for Seventh-Day Adventist students, faculty, and staff, fostering an environment in which all can grow in their discipleship, in expectation of the imminent return of Christ. The weekly meetings focus on Bible study and spiritual guidance.
Shepherds Club is a non-denominational Christian evangelical student organization dedicated to the task of campus evangelism. The purpose of this organization is to teach students the Bible and to help them to live according to its teachings. We focus primarily on studying the Bible in a one-to-one setting to go deeper into God’s Word and to help reveal God personally.
South LA Christian Life is an eclectic group of followers of Jesus, who seek to engage the ancient text in a relevant way, practice faith as it intersects all of life, and interact with neighborhood youth through tutoring.
TMBeloved is a Christian bible study group within the Trojan Marching Band that aims to know Christ and make Him known, particularly in the band. Members aim to know Christ by worshipping Him and studying and applying His Word together, and to make Him known primarily through both living out and sharing His truths with others. As a whole, TMBeloved strives to follow and glorify God, and contribute to the work of His kingdom on earth by His compelling love and grace.
Tapestry College Ministry
Tapestry College Ministry exists to provide a direct outlet for students searching for Christian communities. Partnering with Tapestry LA Church, a local church in the Los Angeles area, Tapestry College Ministry aims to reach students on the USC campus and guide them into a smoother transition into the church environment. Tapestry College Ministry desires to provide a safe, Christ-centered community within the borders of this campus.
The Christian Social Work Caucus
The Christian Social Work Caucus holds a commitment to love, grace, compassion, faith, and service. We strive to explore spirituality, faith and practice as social work professionals through guest speaker events. We are determined to provide opportunities to serve and connect with the greater USC community through community service. We also encourage spiritual growth among the student body to strengthen individuals as they reach for their goals and dreams within their careers.
TMBeloved is a Christian Bible study group within the Trojan Marching Band that aims to know Christ and make Him known, particularly in the band. Members aim to know Christ by worshiping Him and studying and applying His Word together, and to make Him known primarily through both living out and sharing His truths with others. As a whole, TMBeloved strives to follow and glorify God, and contribute to the work of His kingdom on earth by His compelling love and grace.
United House of Prayer
UHOP is a Christian organization whose goal is to mobilize 24/7 prayer on the USC campus. Each semester, we host extended 24-hour prayer vigils, where students are invited to encounter God through worship music, scripture meditation, prayer, dance and art. Our students also host regular prayer walks around the campus and perform random acts of kindness and offer prayer to other individuals, students, faculty and staff. UHOP wants to see a movement of love for God and love for people spread on the campus.
United University Church Student Fellowship
Director: Rev. Brian Gaeta-Symonds
UUC Student Fellowship is a progressive campus ministry that provides a space for students to explore and grow in their faith. Join our Student Bible Study, a Christian Spiritual Development group, or worship with the community on Sunday mornings. We also organize lectures, social events, and servie projects throughout the year. Past events have included “At the Global Table: India”, the “Socially Conscious Food Fair”, and the “Interfaith Spirituality and Sexuality Retreat”.
The Warehouse Student Corps
The Warehouse Student Corps exists to find practical ways to communicate God’s love and compassion through serving the campus as well as the local community. The Warehouse Student Corps aims to empower students to think Biblically about contemporary issues, discerning vision and practices that reflect God’s love for the world.
Worldwide Friends: A Friendship Group for USC Internationals
Worldwide Friends builds intercultural friendships through cultural events such as Namaste India, Chinese Moon Festival, and Iranian Night, and also offers dinners with ethnic food, and events including sports activities, discussions, beach trips, hikes, and lunches with American families. They also invite you to learn more about God through the Bible.
Young Life at USC
Young Life College at USC meets students where they are, without judgment, by accepting them exactly where they are. No matter what their religious background or faith journey, we invite students to be a part of our large “club” meetings where students can have fun, be themselves and hear about God’s love for them. Building community in order to develop Christian leaders is what YLC@USC is all about.
Zion Fellowship is a big Christian, Mandarin speaking loving family for students who are Chinese speaking. ZF was established in Fall of 2011, and sponsored by Glory Lutheran Church. We have gatherings every Thursday evening. Usually a light dinner is provided before the meeting. We have a variety of programs including games, movies, worship, Bible study, etc. Joining ZF can be a turning point in your life. We look forward to seeing you.