Q: Which Christian group should I join?
A: The best thing to do is ask the Lord. Pray that He would lead you to the place where He would like you to be. You can pray something like this: “Lord, I ask that Your will be done and that You would lead me to the Christian group of Your choice. I give myself to You during these college years and ask that You make them useful for Your purpose. Lord, gain me in these years, and I pray that I would gain and know You more. Lord, I love you. Thank you. Amen.”
Q: What makes you different from other Christian groups?
A: This has been a difficult question to answer since we are not here to compare or compete with other Christian groups. We like to maintain the oneness and fellowship with all Christians. Actually, our life in Christ (Colossians 3:3-4) is the common and uniting factor, so we enjoy having fellowship around this wonderful Person and His Word. We come together not primarily for social or other reasons but to know the Lord, experience Him, study the Word, encourage one another on in the Christian race, build the Body of Christ and take part in God’s eternal plan.
Q: What is the “yellow book”?
A: The “yellow book” is a directory of some of the Christian groups on campus. Our standing is that all believers are members of the Body of Christ and that there should be no division among us (1 Corinthians 12:25). We have chosen not to be a part of this book for the simple reason of not wanting to emphasize the differences and divisions among Christians.
Q: What are some practical pointers of being a Christian in college while there are so many pressures against a Christian walk?
A: Here are just a few important points:
- Spend time with the Lord every day, preferably first thing in the morning before the distractions of the day set in. You may pray, sing a hymn, muse on His Word, call on Him, etc. The main focus is to know Him, love Him and be filled with Him.
- Read the Bible. Build a habit of reading every day, even if it’s only one chapter. That way you can have a rich deposit of the Word. Having a reading companion is a good idea to make ourselves accountable.
- Fellowship with other Christians. We have a life in us that is for the Body, and therefore necessitates fellowshipping with others for our own growth and the growth of the Body. Without fellowship, we can easily be discouraged and slow down or even stop in our pursuit of the Lord.