God sent His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, in the form of a man to remove the sin which separated man’s heart from the heart of God. By entering the world as a man, God was able to take the sins of the entire world upon His own shoulders and pay the penalty of sin by allowing His Son, Jesus Christ, to be separated from Him for a moment of time. However, in forsaking His Son at that moment, God was extending salvation to mankind to once again have fellowship with Almighty God.
How Do I Know Christ?
See Your Sin
To know Christ, a person must first realize that he or she is “lost” – totally estranged from God, separated from God due to our sinful nature.
Romans 3:23: For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Understand the Consequences
A person alone cannot reconcile the lost relationship between himself or herself and God. To provide a remedy, God sent his only Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life God demands.
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
Know God’s Sacrificial Gift
Although humanity through sin has separated itself from God, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross bridged that gap between man’s heart and the heart of God.
Romans 5:8: but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Confess Your Sins
God asks that a man and woman repent of his or her sins, turn from them, and accept the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for those sins.
Romans 10:9: because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Accept the Gift of Salvation
God promises in the Bible that anyone who accepts Jesus as Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13: For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Prayer of Salvation
We can call out our repentance to God in the form of a prayer, similar to this:
Lord, it is written in Your Word that if I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and if I believe in my heart that You have raised Christ from the dead, I will be saved.
Lord, I confess that Jesus is my Lord. Let Christ be Lord of my life. I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. I repent of my past life and my sinful nature.
I thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Jesus is my Lord, and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away; now all things become new in Jesus’ name.
Chaplains and Women’s Ministries
Each semester, Women’s Ministries offers a brand-new topical Bible study to dig deeper into the word. Women’s Ministries also include mentoring, campus Bible studies, and leadership training for those seeking to become a chaplain or intern.
If you are struggling with school, relationships, or just life in general, your chaplain is the person who lives in (or comes to) your residence hall and wants to be there for you. A chaplain is a person that you can count on. She will be your friend when you have no one. She will be a shoulder to lean on when you have a breakup. She will be the person to talk about life with when life is crummy. Under the supervision of Ruth McWhite, Director of Women’s Ministries, chaplains are mentored each week by campus ministry interns to be able to serve others while being full-time students. These girls will love you, point you to God, and pray for you each week. Chaplains work on a volunteer basis.
Interns oversee the chaplains who work in our residence halls among our female students. Each intern works directly under the encouraging guidance of Ruth McWhite, Director of Women’s Ministries. An intern allows the chaplains to have someone they can share their hearts and burdens with weekly. Interns are a vital part of campus ministry as they serve the chaplains and the girls in their areas of residency.
Orientation and training is held in August before the academic year begins. If you miss the August orientation, training is still available at a later time. If you have additional questions, contact Ruth McWhite at 864.977.7030 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big and Little’s Club
Big and Little’s Club is a discipleship program designed for incoming freshmen to be mentored, challenged, and encouraged by an upperclassman. NGU’s Women’s Ministry believes in the importance of making disciples and being discipled, and involvement in Big and Little is the way to do just that!
Want to be a part of the Big and Little Club?