Student Life

Campus Ministry

Koinonia/Christian Life Communities

Mission Statement

Koinonia/Christian Living Communities (CLCs) are intentional student groups built on the pillars of faith, community and mission. Participants desire to deepen their awareness of self, others and God. Groups meet weekly for conversation, reflection and prayer, taking pause together in sacred space. 

 

Small Group Formation

Groups are made up of 8-10 students, with two student leaders supporting as co-facilitators. There are freshmen groups, sophomore groups, sophomore/ junior/senior groups, and senior groups.

 

Meeting Format

Weekly meetings are one hour, and flow through these elements: opening prayer (music, meditation, poem or scripture), personal check-in, focus exercise, reflective sharing and closing prayer.

 

Participants

Regardless of where you are on your faith journey, you are encouraged to join CLC. All participants have a unique spirituality.  Students of all faiths traditions and backgrounds are welcome.

 

Foundation

CLC is rooted in the Christian faith, with a rich tradition of Ignatian spirituality.  Living gospel values through friendship is at the heart of the program.

 

Registration

Fill out a Koinonia/CLC Interest Form and share specifically what you're looking for in a group (community, faith, new ways of praying, discernment, service, etc.) as well as your availability.  You will be invited to come in to Campus Ministry and share a conversation, and then you will receive an invitation to a new or preexisting group.

 

Information

Contact Jaclyn Newns, Campus Minister for Christian Life Communities, at jnewns@sju.edu or 610-660-1038 with any questions, ideas, concerns or desires.

 

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