“Go set the world afire.” – St. Ignatius of Loyola
Looking to engage your faith, strengthen your relationship with Christ, connect with other students, or explore how to better live as a woman or man for others? Join Campus Renew, a Christian community open to all students that uses the wisdom of Ignatian spirituality to identify God’s activity in one’s life and discern how best to respond as a person for others.
Renew participants meet weekly for one hour with 8-9 other students in a small group environment. Over the course of a semester, students work to build a strong community through laughter and fun, prayer, discussion of the Scriptures, meditations on the life of Christ, sharing of life, and opportunities to encourage one another in their walk as disciples.
A Christian community or small group experience open to all students. It’s about living the magis together. That’s Ignatian language meaning “the more.” Ignatius would ask “what more can I do to follow Christ.” That doesn’t mean doing more and more things, as much as it means to be more, to live more justly, and to do this with others. If you’re interested in strengthening your relationship with God while discerning to what God might be calling you through your experiences, classes, interests, and gifts, consider Renew.
After applying online, students are paired with 8-9 other students of their same year in school. A trained facilitator invites the group together. Each week the group gathers for one hour for what some have called “the best hour of my week.” Your group leader will contact you after the registration period closes to welcome you to Renew.
Any Marquette student.
Residence hall based groups will meet in a residence hall, while other groups will gather in the Alumni Memorial Union. After you have signed-up, you will receive an email prior to your first meeting with the exact time and location of the meeting.
Campus Renew groups have historically chosen to meet on an evening falling between Sunday through Thursday. All attempts will be made to help you connect with a group that will work well with your schedule.
Join a Renew small group and make the most of your spring semester. The online form may be found here. If you are interested in an interfaith renew group, join ICaRe. For more information, contact Steve Blaha at (414) 288-6873.