In a few short days, 101 missionaries and 54 mission agencies will gather on campus for the largest Missions Conference ever hosted by Cedarville University. Dr. Kevin Ezell, President of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), will be our keynote speaker and Dr. Matt Bennett, Assistant Professor of Missions and Theology, will give the closing message. My hope and prayer is that God will work in our midst in a powerful way, calling Cedarville students to a lifetime of Gospel purpose at their jobs, in their neighborhoods, and in places where the name of Jesus has not yet been proclaimed.
Chapel sessions will be livestreamed at 10 AM and 7 PM each day.
The Worship 4:24 Conference returns to campus on January 25-26 at Cedarville University in the Dixon Ministry Center. This year’s conference will have a night of worship, more than 100 breakout sessions, and for the first time, the Weekend of Worship for high schools students who have a heart for worship and have enjoyed Cedarville’s summer worship academic camp. Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Meredith Andrews will be the special musical guest. We look forward to hosting this event, which encourages and develops our music and worship students and lifts up the name of King Jesus.
One of our goals at Cedarville is to develop lifelong learners and leaders. Every student at Cedarville will hear, many times during their “1,000 days” on our campus, that they can lead through stewardship, influence, and service. This leadership instruction is formalized in the plenary sessions and practical workshops that make up the annual CU LEADership Conference, which now serves well over 1,000 current Cedarville students and their high school counterparts. This year’s keynote speaker, U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Fogle ’92, commander of the 492nd Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field near Mary Esther, Florida, will challenge the students to lead with courage in their homes, their schools, their workplaces, and their communities. Encourage high school students to join us for CU LEAD on Saturday, January 19! Registration is now open.
Join us live or online on Sunday, December 2, at 6 p.m. for our annual Community Christmas Celebration. This concert has become a tradition for the more than 3,000 who attend every year and begin their Christmas season enjoying choral and instrumental music worshiping through inspiring renditions of classic carols.
Please join us for this musical celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. If you’re not able to join us in person, view the concert via livestream.
Last month, we celebrated a very special Homecoming and Parents Weekend. There were the traditional activities like the homecoming parade; the State of the University address; volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer matches; and the cardboard canoe race. But this year, we added our first all-alumni luncheon, a time to reconnect and reflect on Cedarville’s impact for the Kingdom of God, and introduced a worship finale that was beyond words in the way it honored and glorified King Jesus. We captured the excitement of the whole weekend in a highlights video. I pray you enjoy the video and are inspired to be part of the celebration next year.
You still have time to join us for the Alumni & Friends Cruise that will depart from sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on February 2 and return to Ft. Lauderdale on February 9. We have three destinations: Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Maarten. To guarantee the special group pricing, make your deposit of $250 before November 4, 2018. Deposits are refundable until that date. If you book your trip by October 31, you can take advantage of a special Buy One, Get One at 60% off offer. I pray you will consider joining us for this time of relaxation, recreation, and reflection with your Yellow Jacket family.
Cedarville will host the 9Marks Conference on November 6-7 with keynote speaker Dr. Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and founder and president of 9Marks. I am excited to have Dr. Dever speak to our students and guests in chapel on the topic of discipleship. This conference reflects our commitment to developing godly, impactful leaders who are striving to develop healthy, fruitful churches.
I invite you to join us! Learn more.
This year, we welcome Dr. Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., as the keynote speaker for the Cedarville University Pastors Conference with 9Marks. This year’s conference will be held November 6-7 and will focus on the theme “Discipleship and Growth” from the 9Marks of a Healthy Church. Mark and our other speakers will challenge us to focus on investing in and maturing disciples who will then do the same. We look forward to this stimulating and powerful time in the Scriptures, learning how to carry out more fully the Great Commission.
Homecoming and Parents Weekend 2018 is just around the corner on October 5-6. To be a part of the festivities, be sure to register by today, September 14! New events this year include an All-Alumni Lunch on Saturday and a finale worship event on Saturday evening. I hope you’ll join us to renew and reaffirm friendships and experience in person what God is doing at Cedarville.
On October 13, hundreds of elementary-age children will visit Cedarville for a powerful time of learning about God and His Word during Junior Jam. Each year, third through sixth graders are impacted for the Kingdom of God by their time here. Please pray for these youth to come ready to hear and receive the Gospel, and for our students who will serve them, that they will share their hope in Christ with confidence and conviction.
Are you located nearby? Please introduce your children’s ministry and Sunday School leaders to Junior Jam — a great opportunity to impact the children in your church with the Gospel. Online registration is now open.