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SC CHRISTIAN CONNECTION – for new USC students – come meet our 45 Christian clubs on Aug 20, Sunday, 1-3 pm – TCC downstairs Ballroom

How do I figure out which of the many Christian groups might be the one for me?


Academic Bible Study

Advisor:    Rev. Matthias Peterson-Brandt
Student leader: Jessica Harmon

Academic Bible Study is a progressive Christian student fellowship that takes the Bible seriously because we don’t take it literally. It meets Mondays, 7-8:30 pm, starting 8/28, in URC 106F.  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, student leader, for more information.  You’re invited also to:  Progressive Christian Worship:  Sundays at 5:00 pm (starting 8/27), URC 203  and  Slate Speak:  Thoughtful conversation + Faith + Twitter = SlateSpeak…. Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5:45 – 7:15pm in the Dean’s List Cafe (UUC lower level)…. a curated twitter conversation among progressive Christians who engage around a different topic each week.  Bring your phone/laptop, charger, and open mind.


Acts 2 Fellowship

a ministry of Gracepoint Church
Religious Directors: Bryan Song and Sarah Song
Student contact: Jake Myung

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

Advisor: Carl Voight
Student Contact: Mark Paraschuk


All Nations Christian Fellowship

Advisor:  Maddy Apple
Student Contact:  Sharon Su

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

Advisor: Wendy Pedersen
Student contact: JRachel Cohrs
Facebook Group: Alpha Delta Chi

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

Advisor: Jonathan Chambers
Student contact: Nick Von Hoffman
Facebook group: Tuesday Nights @ AGO

Alpha Gamma Omega is a fraternity of those seeking Christian brotherhood and is a member of the Inter-Fraternity Council.


Alpha Omega Campus Ministry

Affiliated with The Los Angeles Church of Christ and Lifeway Church
Director: Tarik Burton
Student Leader:  Aisha Counts
Facebook group: Alpha Omega Central Chapterr

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

Advisor: Dr. Ming-Deh Huang
Student contact:  Guanmeng Wang

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

A ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International
Director: Michael Sylvester
Student contact:  Alex Collatz
Facebook Group: 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.


Bellman Chinese Christian Bible Study

Advisor: Hsiao-Yun Liao
Student contact: Weng Chon Ao

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

Advisor: Brian Chung, Crystal Conley
Student leader: Ogechi Ibeanusi

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

The International Student Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ
Director:  Cheri Lawrence
Student contact:   Seth Lim

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.


Campus Crusade for Christ – CRU

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.


Canterbury USC Foundation – Episcopal Campus Ministry

Directors: Reverend Dr. Glenn M. Libby, Ph.D.
Student leader: Donovan Spencer
Facebook: Episcopal Trojans

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

Director: Rosie Shawver
Student contact:  Jose Ricardo Moreno

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.


Catholic Student Association

Director: Rosie Shawver
Student contact: Angela Villamizar
Facebook group: Catholic Center

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

Director: Neil Walker
Student leader:  Ifelola Ojuri

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)

Affiliated with Christian Medical & Dental Association
Advisor:
Tae Ahn
Student contact: Jin Ki Kang

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

Affiliated with the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA
Advisor: Diana Jaque
Student leader: Tyler Borch

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

Affiliated with the Church in Los Angeles
Advisor: Stephen Yowell
Student leader: Annie Chie Shao
Facebook group: Christian Students at USC

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

Director: Mark Soliman
Student contact: Merai Estafanous


4Corners Christian Fellowship

a ministry of Gracepoint Church
Director: Ken Hsu
Student contact: Angela Shen

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

Affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ
Director: James Medina
Student contact: Jasmine Espindola

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

Advisor: Christopher Forest
Student leader:  Nychele Hernandez

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)

Director:  Rosie Shawver
Student leader:  Jessica Nichols

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

A ministry of Grace Community Church
Advisor: Carol Koprowski
Student leader: Psalm Chang

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

Advisor:  Beau Crosetto
Student leader:  Keith Leonard

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

Associated with White Harvest Evangelical Church
Advisor: Joseph Min Ahn
Student leader: Brenda Lee

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

Director: Joe Thackwell
Student leader: Marissa Honda

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

Director: Brian Chung
Student leader: Bryan Chung
Facebook: InterVarsity Trojan Christian Fellowship

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.


Keck Christian Student Fellowshiip

Advisor: Dr Paul Holtom
Student leader: Josh Romanu
Facebook: InterVarsity Trojan Christian Fellowship

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).


Korean American Campus Mission

Affiliated with a network of Korean American Christians at California campuses, and with Cerritos Mission Church, Cerritos
Advisor: Songro Yoon
Student leader:  Joo Lee
Facebook: KCM

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)

Director: Geoff Gentry
Student contact: Blanca Hernandez

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 Saint Student Association

Affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, USC Ward
Director: Michael Stanley
Student Leader: Jon Vawdrey

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

Advisor: David Garrett
Student Leader: Berit Kaesler

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 organizat