To the annual Christian Challenge Christmas party!
Join Christian Challenge in a Christmas celebration before finals begin. We will provide plenty of food, so come hungry. Also, we will be holding a white elephant gift exchange and an ugly sweater contest, so bring a small, wrapped gift and wear that ugly brown wool thing in the back of your closet if you want in!
Everyone is welcome. If you decide to come, please RSVP on the Facebook event. We will provide rides from the C4C west parking lot at 5:45. We can also provide rides from other locations if you fill out this form in advance. If you need a ride on the day of the event from another spot, please call Bethany at (303) 718 - 4439 or Blake at (334) 546 - 3100.
If you would like to help with food, please contact Erin at (918) 694 - 2115.
We look forward to seeing you there! Merry Christmas!
What's Christmas all about?
We often host students who are not familiar with the history behind Christmas and the purpose for the celebration. If you find this to describe you, read on!
In short, we celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus over 2,000 years ago. As Christians, we believe that this event is worthy of the great celebrations that often happen during this season because of who Jesus is and what he did for mankind. Some of the most well-known words spoken about Christmas appear in an ancient biography about Jesus called the Gospel of Luke, chapters 2 and verses 11 - 14.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is [Jesus] Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Pastor John Piper provides an excellent article that unpacks these words with more detail and explains just how the coming of Jesus inaugurates peace with God, ourselves, and others.
If you're interested in learning more, feel free to contact one of our staff members directly!