At Campus Ministry, we love finding ways for incoming students to get to know one another quickly through shared experience, quality conversation, and purposeful discovery. Over Labor Day Weekend, we took forty incoming freshmen (and transfer students) fourteen miles on the Backbone Trail. We had an incredible three days with everyone who attended Base Camp 2016! If this is what the first weekend of school holds, it's going to be a pretty epic year. Check out more of the story on Instagram at #cmbasecamp
Every year, Dusty & Linda recruit, interview & hire a team of Pepperdine undergraduate students to serve as Campus Ministry interns. These students have the talent to lead and the heart to serve their fellow students all year long. Their very first act as CM interns is to attend CM intern training in August. This year, we decided to venture a little further afield and road trip to Colorado to pray, play & plan.
After stopping in Las Vegas for the fountains & Zion National Park for the stunning sandstone cliffs (and the camping), we arrived to our destination: the 4 Eagle Ranch in Eagle, Colorado. We made ourselves at home in the beautiful guest lodge, floated the river, made friends with horses, and ate a LOT of bacon for breakfast. All the while, we dreamed about what's in store for Campus Ministry in 2016-2017.
MEET OUR 2016-2017 INTERN TEAM!
57 Miles in Five Days across the Icelandic Backcountry | Campus Ministry Backpacks Iceland's Laugavegur Trail
In July 2016, Campus Ministry backpacked 57 miles in five days, across the Icelandic backcountry. Our journey took us past glaciers, across freezing rivers, through black sand wilderness, and into the woods of Thor. The sheer mileage of the trek, combined with the unknown of Icelandic weather made this trek a physical and mental test.
Want to learn more about the trip? Check out our trip information page >> www.ucccm.com/trek-iceland
"This was a life changing experience in which I faced cold, tiredness and hunger (sometimes), but always driven by the awesome energy of the people I was walking next to. I have no words to express the huge impact that this experience left on me, especially being surrounded by people that are so passionate about everything they do and a daily inspiration for me to follow my dreams.
One of the highlights of our week is our intern staff group meeting, called Source. Usually it takes place at either Dusty or Linda's condo and it always involves food. Last week was just too beautiful, and Lily's burritos are (always) just too delicious, so we moved the meeting down to the beach. #joblove
Not only do we love our team (and they love their jobs) but WE'RE HIRING! Check out the internships page for more info, like descriptions of each position, and application deets.
In July 2016, we're covering 57 miles in 7 days with a 50lb backpack. We're doing it to become better leaders and better people. Care to join us on our quest?
This year, CM hosted its second annual beach camp out at Thornhill Broome! Special thanks to Jeff Walling for being our guest speaker, and our incredible CM interns for planning delicious dinner, yummy s'mores, breakfast and everything in between. Over 100 students showed up to worship God, pitch tents in the sand, stargaze, and build community on a Tuesday night in Malibu.
Check out our events page for more ways to connect with students and church members and don't forget to like our facebook page. That's where we post the most up to date information regarding upcoming events.
Meet the 2015-2016 Campus Ministry team!!
We promise they're not just a bunch of pretty faces. This crew is on fire for Jesus and uniquely gifted with the ability to lead the UCC ministry to Pepperdine students this year. You'll see them all over campus this year, planning The Well, Sunday Night Chapels, Freshman involvement, service activities and much more. More about our team here.
Julia Nelson, UCC/AWP connection
Amelia Dal Pra, activities
Pauline Van Backle, grad intern
Alicia Williamson, youth ministry intern
Like these? See the rest of the CM formal photos on Dropbox (you can also download the full res versions for yourself)
We're hiring Pepperdine undergraduate and graduate students for several exciting paid (yes, paid!) positions with Campus Ministry during the 2015-2016 academic year! Here's what we're looking for:
Graduate Assistant(s): 15-20 hours per week. This is a job for a Pepperdine graduate student who is interested in pursuing a formal ministry job in the future. Receive hands-on training and mentorship from Dusty and Linda as you help lead our team of undergraduate interns. More information here or if you're ready, apply here!
Interns: 10-12 hours per week. Incoming juniors and seniors can apply for any of several ministry areas including Worship, Activities, Service, Outreach & Prayer, UCC Connection, Office Manager, Freshman Ministry, The Well, & Youth Ministry. Detailed descriptions of ministry areas available here. For a complete description of the role of a CM intern, read this and if you're ready to apply online, click here! (If you are applying as a returner, please complete our returner application.)
Other Student Positions: variable weekly responsibilities. These positions include a Media Assistant, Preaching Ministry Assistant, Youth Ministry Student Leader & Children's Ministry Assistant. Click here for descriptions and if you're ready to apply online, click here!
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Dusty (email@example.com) or Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any further questions and please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think would be a good fit for the roles listed above.
ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 20th
We road-tripped south to Mexico to build a house with Amor Ministries. Trip participants included Pepperdine students and parents as well as University Church of Christ youth group members. At the work site, the teams got to level ground and pour cement alongside the families who are going to live in the completed house. Back at the base, everyone had a blast roasting s'mores, eating delicious authentic Mexican food and rafting—er, walking—through our camp site when it rained on us.
We already can't wait until next year!
Learn more about the CM House Build and other service projects on our service opportunities page!
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