Tuesday Night Devotionals
One of the easiest ways to get involved at the ACSC is to come to weekly devotionals. Come sing and praise God; come to make new friends and see old ones; come to meet Jesus!
Every Tuesday, we meet at 7:00 p.m. in the devo room at the ACSC for an hour and fifteen minutes of beautiful singing, challenging lessons, and meaningful prayer. Nothing compares to praising God with 200 of your closest friends and peers! Devotionals are also the main platform each week from which we communicate information to the students about retreats, service opportunities, intramurals, and other activities in our busy schedule!
At the Auburn Christian Student Center we have a saying: “We are Family, we are ONE!” We are truly one family, and we would love for you to come visit and be a part.
Fall Kickoff is always a busy, but exciting time at the ACSC. The first month of the fall semester always brings many new faces to our ministry, and we do our best to make those students feel at home! There is something going on almost every night of the week during our Fall Kickoff, whether it be Ice Cream Float Devotionals, Grill-outs, Game Nights, or Prayer Journeys. We wrap up our Fall Kickoff every year with our Fall Festival, a Friday night with free food, live music, and prizes, all on the front lawn of the ACSC.
Big Brother / Big Sister
Every new student has the opportunity to receive a big brother or a big sister. The “bigs” serve as mentors and friends to the “littles.” These connections can turn into meaningful and lasting relationships! Bigs and Littles are paired up at our annual Connect event on a Thursday night in early Fall.
Resident families at the Auburn Church of Christ adopt students as their own child in the “Adopt-a-Student” program. While you are here at Auburn, your adopted parents want to feed you warm meals, accept you as part of their family, and help you feel at home in the Auburn Church of Christ. Your adopted families are also great resources if you need to know a good dentist, doctor, or car repair shop to go to!
Small group opportunities vary each year and even every semester for upperclassmen. These student-led groups of around ten students can take a variety of forms. Some groups read through a book of the Bible or an outside study book. One group consists of our drama team, SPEAK, and travels around to youth groups across the state bringing Christian principles to others through creative skits. We frequently have small groups specifically for guys or girls, or even an “old-school” small group for grad students!
Freshmen will be involved in the Freshman Small Group (FSG) their first semester. For an hour or so each week, six upperclassmen will lead the freshmen in various activities: small discussion groups, prayer journeys, purposeful games, and much, much more! FSG is designed to help freshmen make their faith their own. Often challenging but always spiritually rewarding, we cannot stress enough how much we want to see every freshman there!
The ACSC is involved in almost every Intramural sport on campus. We have teams that compete on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year in flag football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, softball, bowling, and more! We like to think of ourselves as Olympic-level athletes, but we’re really just a group of amateurs having fun competing, all the while bringing glory to God!
Serving as a foundation for this ministry for many years, our annual Fall Retreat is a must-attend! We take a weekend away at Camp Hargis in Chelsea, Alabama to grow together as a ministry. Every year, we have an interesting outside speaker who brings a unique series of lessons over the weekend, such as Milton Jones, president of the Christian Relief Fund. The weekend is filled with singing, reflection, fellowship, and of course, fun! On Saturday night, we always gather together to watch Auburn defeat another football team on the road! We hope to see you this year at our Fall Retreat!
Guys and Girls Retreats
In early spring, the guys and girls split up for a special one-night retreat geared just for them! The girls often stay out at Lake Martin, while the guys sometimes camp or stay at a nearby lodge. We bring in special speakers for the two retreats, and the lessons are always extremely challenging but applicable. This is a great opportunity to grow closers to your Christian brothers or sisters, and is often students’ favorite weekend out of the year!
Every January, over MLKJ weekend, we take a group of 120+ to Panama City Beach for a conference with more than 5000 college students involved in campus ministries across the country. Come to GCG and experience exquisite singing, deep lessons, fun on the beach, and the annual intra-ministry X-Games on the beach! We took home the X-Games Gold in 2013!
New Student Retreat
Every fall, the FSG leaders take the new students on a short one-night retreat. This retreat will draw you closer to God and each other, and it will kick-start relationships that will last your college career! We leave on a Friday afternoon and are back by noon on Saturday. Don’t miss out on New Student Retreat!
We have many opportunities for mission work here in Auburn and in the surrounding community. One of our most loved ministries that serves locally is our Ridgecrest Ministry. We have formed strong connections with many children and parents at a local housing authority here in Auburn. We also have a Pancake Ministry that serves free pancakes downtown on home football game Friday nights. There are certainly many ways to live out the Kingdom here in Auburn!
Every spring break, we send out three mission teams. One group goes to Honduras, to work with Mission Lazarus administering to local Hondurans. Another group goes to the Bronx in New York City to work with at-risk kids in local school system. A third group goes on a shorter mission trip, often five days, to work with various mission efforts in the southeast. In the summer, we send another team to Honduras and a team to Malawi, Africa.
Parents, grandparents, siblings, and more join us every spring for our Family Weekend. In conjunction with Auburn’s A-Day game, we host an annual weekend for families to come and visit! We have a picnic at the Arboretum on Saturday, and a special devotional that night. There is also a Bible class Sunday morning at the ACSC geared specifically for both students and their families. Join us for this weekend next April- you won’t regret it!