CCO staff worker Tara Atchison reaches out to students at Temple University.
A student-run fellowship called Crosswalk meets every Monday evening at 7:30pm and includes musical worship, a speaker, sometimes group discussion, and an opportunity to hang out with friends. The location changes depending on what space is available, so the best way to find out where it is is to email the Crosswalk listserv to find out.
Community groups are times for students to hang out, are centered around Bible study, and are led by students. There are male, female, and co-ed groups that meet throughout the week.
Off-campus fall and spring retreats are a great way for students to get to know each other better and get connected to our community.
Spring break service trips offer students opportunities serve as close as the city of Philadelphia and as far as Fairfield, Alabama.
Jubilee is an annual conference hosted by the CCO, and a group from Temple goes every year.
“Students are being challenged to apply the Word of God to their whole lives: their majors, relationships, work ethic and family dynamics,” says Tara. “We are a place away from home where students can continue to mature and learn what it means to practically and intentionally love one another in deeper ways.”
Tara is heavily involved in student discipleship, and any student who wants to grow in their relationship with God or their investigation of faith shouldn’t hesitate to contact her. If you would like to connect with the CCO’s ministry at Temple, please contact Tara, either by email or via Facebook.