Are you and your family active members in a faith community? Yes If so, please tell us the name of the faith community (church, parish, other) and describe your involvement in this community. Our faith community is St. Paul of the Cross Church and School in Park Ridge, Illinois. We have been parishioners of St. Paul of the Cross since 1998 when we moved to Edison Park. We attend mass regularly as a family – on Sundays, Holy Days of Obligations and special occasions.
Praise God; that was the phrase I would here every morning when my dad would drop me off for school. Although my family has gone through many hard times, they have grown to know Christ and wanted to share that with their kids. I grew up in the kind of household that if you said “shut up” then you were going to be spanked several times. I knew one thing on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights; you go to church. Church became a hobby to me, I didn’t hate going there but it was just what you did.
I believe that faith integration is an important component that CBU offers that many other universities do not. I can honestly speak to how beneficial it was for me to complete my program at CBU. I not only learned a wealth of knowledge in the counseling field but I grew as a Christian, which is something that I wish to pass on to future students.
But, we want to help you to be as comfortable as possible when and if you join us”. The people gather in the church weekly to glorify God in joyful worship. The expressions of worship on CCML take many forms a prayer, a hymn of reverent awe, a guitar ringing with a chorus of praise, or a warm handshake and a welcoming smile. Their weekly services begin at 9:30 each Sunday at church. Also, they have weekly podcast if anyone wants to listen online.
But I did fall head over heels in love with the Johnson campus. I knew that was where I wanted to be. A few years later, my parents still being the full time youth ministers at my church, we packed the camper up and headed to Wonder Valley Christian camp to work a senior week. It was that week that I really started to learn more about Johnson. At ten years old, I was so excited to hear about the campus and classes from the visiting camp team that was there.
So being in this class, and being able to discover more of the truth about the meaning of life from a religious standpoint kept me focused all semester. Christian humanism can mean a lot of different things. The meaning of the term can vary depending on your life views, and how you interpret information. After breaking down my previous beliefs and all the information I picked up from core nine this was what I was able to come up with. What Christian Humanism is to me is simply the fact that God is most satisfied by people when they put him first and live a righteous life because it’s the right thing to do, not because we believe living by his word will give everlasting life in Heaven.
For as long I can remember, I’ve been going to church. I can remember trying (and failing) to stay awake all service, or running around with other kids in my dress. I can hear my mom singing along to all the songs, and see my dad banging on the drums to move the service along. I was raised in the church, and as a result I grew up to be very religious. I could always find comfort in know that there was some God out in the great beyond watching out for me.
The True Meaning of Dedication For as long as I can remember, I have been attending the Immanuel Lutheran Church. As I was growing up, my mom was big on attending church every Sunday. If we would miss a service or we would be gone, she would make up for it! My mom would grab the children’s Bible and activity book and we would have our own Sunday school lesson. I loved listening to my mom read my favorite Bible stories.
Spiritual Autobiography Religion and faith have been a part of my life since the day I was born. My grandfather has been a pastor at Selma Church of God for 39 years and my mom, along with my grandmother and aunts, run our churches worship team. One could only assume, I have spent much of my life in the church. From years of children 's church and Sunday school, I learned of God 's unconditional love for me and His constant willingness to forgive me of my sins. My family and teachers explained the crucifixion and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.
A word my parents use to describe me is delightful, delightful Lollie. Just weeks after I was born a scripture stood out to my parents, Isiah 55:12, and since that time they have read it, prayed it, and repeated it to me numerous times. The verse has seemed to fit my personality, my activities, and my perceptions of life and future. Being the first born, I have always been a leader, an organizer, and a trailblazer. I enjoy being the daughter of parents who pastor a Christian church, I have had many opportunities to travel to other cities, states, and countries for a variety of reasons.