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WKU Christian Faculty Staff Fellowship

Fellowship Meetings (Fall 2013 semester)

We are not an organization that is busy with activities, because we know our members are very busy with work, family, church, etc.  But we find it useful to have occasional fellowship meetings. Please notice that the days of the week, times of day, and locations on campus change from month to month.  This is our effort to try to make it possible for our members and other interested faculty and staff to attend at least one meeting per semester. We hope you will be able to attend some this semester.

Thursday, September 19, 11:30-12:15 in FAC 221: "Identifying Yourself as a Christian to Colleagues and Students"   There are many different ways to appropriately and effectively identify yourself as a Christian to your colleagues and your students.  It wouldn't be appropriate to preach to your students or horse collar a colleague to share your faith, but it could be very effective to simply let them know that you are a Christian and that your faith is important to you.  It is even more essential for our students to know that there are many Christians in higher education.  Contrary to what some have heard, everyone at the university is not an atheist!  But how can you make your faith known in a way that is appropriate and effective, and fits your personality?  Bring a sack lunch or just come to participate in this forum-formatted discussion hosted by Larry Caillouet, Department of Communication.

Wednesday, October 16, 12:40- 1:30 pm in Gary Ransdell Hall 3073: "The Credibility of Christian Faith at WKU:  Students Speak"   What do our students think about the credibility of Christian faith?  Statements from approximately 800 WKU freshmen and 400 WKU upperclassmen reveal what our students think of Christian faith.  Is Christianity based on fact or is it just a nice social system?  How interested are students in spiritual things and religion?  Does Christianity make a difference in their lives?  What do non-believers think of believers?  What are the barriers to Christian faith among our students?  Bring a sack lunch or just come to participate in this forum-formatted discussion hosted by Thad Crews, Department of Information Systems.

Thursday, November 7, 3:00-4:00 pm in the Faculty House: "The Credibility of Christian Faith:  My Story"  The path to faith was easy for some of us, difficult or circuitous for others.  What are the key reasons that you or some of your colleagues believe in Jesus Christ?  What are some of the roadblocks, detours, or pitfalls that had to be overcome?  Join us for a relaxed afternoon tea at which several faculty and staff share our stories of our personal journeys to faith in Christ.  Hosted by Marge Maxwell, School of Teacher Education.

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