Campus For Christ

News Item Written by:
Siwakhile Ngcobo

Last week Wednesday the 3rd of August the whole campus was in confusion because of the rally that students had. The first time ever Christian rally in campus history had students rooting for Jesus and telling others how much Jesus loves them. They started at the commerce broadwalk at 10:00am marching right through to main campus where they started ministering to students. The march was organised by a religious group who call themselves Campus for Christ, “Jesus freaks,” as one of the burners they were caring said.

Campus for Christ is a group consisting of members from different churches on campus, His People, New Gen, Cornerstone, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and the Threshing Floor Bible Church in association with the student Christian fellowship. Campus for Christ is an outreach ministry aimed at winning souls for Christ, bringing hope, liberty and love on campus. This rally was different from other rallies, this time the students were lifting up Jesus’ name and informing students about Jesus and inviting other students to come and get to know the man Jesus as the Lord and Saviour of their lives.

“This group is different from other Christian organisation in that we want to be relevant to the students without compromising the word of God and we want to see people get saved and come to know Christ,” says Sphesihle Makhathini, founder of the group. People were stopped on campus and given what they needed at that time in their lives be it love; joy or hope and emphasising that Jesus can be all that to a person. Siyabonga mthembu said that the campaign was successful because it got the students talking and that now the campus knows that there is such a group and they were supported by other Christian students. Even though the campaign was not supported by many people as many did not know such a group existed, he further went on to say that this campaign provided them with insight into other religions such as Islam, as they gave their own view of which Jesus Christ, their understanding of Christianity and the interpretation of the gospel.

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