How Three Missionaries Spread the Gospel Message Using a Small Leather Ball
by Chris Karenbauer
It was the summer of 2018. Cedarville University’s women’s soccer team went on a mission trip to Costa Rica. Through Global Outreach, they connected with a mission organization called Thrive Vision, which organized games between Cedarville and professional soccer teams.
Lauren Lichty was a junior at the time. At the beginning of their mission trip, they played the University of Costa Rica, a professional women’s soccer team.
But as memorable as it was to play a ...
Feet of the Faithful
Cedarville’s women’s soccer team uses its passion for the sport to witness to childeren in Costa Rica
by Joshua Stevens
Every four years, the Cedarville women’s soccer team takes the opportunity to go on a missions trip. This summer the team members visited Costa Rica where they impacted lives through the sport they love.
The team left Cedarville on July 26 and returned on Aug. 11. They spent most of their time in San José, the capitol of Costa Rica. They first visited a school in a ...
Students on Mission
Cedars explores how students used their talents for missions over the summer
by Breanna Beers
Every year Dr. Thomas White (jokingly?) threatens seniors with a withheld diploma if they attempt to walk across the stage at graduation without having gone on a missions trip during their 1,000 days at Cedarville. This summer, students from several majors had the chance to fulfill that goal and minister across the globe using their specific fields of study.
These trips allowed students the chance ...
‘From One Man He Made All the Nations’
Students serve and learn in the most diverse square mile in America
by Alex Hentschel
Nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta sits the small town of Clarkston — the most diverse square mile in America, according to census data. What used to be a sleepy Southern town was transformed over the last few decades into a place bursting with culture, life and color because of refugee resettlement programs.
Refugees who flee their home countries from intense persecution have resettled in Clarkston from ...
Nursing Honors Society hosts missions seminars
By Mariah Hines
The Nursing Honor Society is currently hosting Monday Night Missions, a ten-week mission series geared towards giving students insights from a professor’s past missionary experiences. The series began as a personal project of Abigail Patton, president of the Nursing Honor Society.
Referencing a missions trip to Honduras she was apart of with her church, Patton said many people did not seem to have the right mindset. They got to spend time with the people, share with them ...
Spring Break Trips
By Kristen Farley
This week, observant students have noticed the long lines of Global Outreach tables set up in the lower SSC. The recruitment process has begun for this year’s spring break mission trips, and the itinerary for this year includes locations both old and new.
This is the first year that Ecuador is on the list. In fact, it is something near and dear to Cedarville’s own, junior nursing major Priscilla Gonzalez. She was born and raised in Ecuador, and through her parent’s ...
The Other Side of the Field
Missions perspectives from those who grew up overseas
by Rebekah Erway and Emily Day
For some students here at Cedarville, missions is more than just a concept or a future plan. These MKs, or missionary kids, and internationals have seen some of what the work of missionaries is like on the other side of the field. Growing up in the midst of missions gave them some insights about it. Some names and country names have been altered or withheld to protect those in secure locations.
GO Make Disciples
Learn how Global Outreach got started, how they are on mission today
by Alexandria Hentschel and Paolo Carrion
When Dr. Don Callan started his short-term missions program at Cedarville University 46 years ago, then called Missions Involvement Service (MIS), he was greeted with mixed responses.
“I’ve had a couple pastors buy me lunch to chew me out,” Callan said.
These pastors thought that the ministry was “stealing” money from full-time missionaries. What Callan knew, however, ...
Missions v. Ministry
Cedars explores the debate discussing the difference between missions and ministry
by Callahan Jones
It was this instruction from Jesus, “The Great Commission,” that sent Christianity out across the globe and it is the command that drives mission efforts today.
Over the last several decades, there has been a shift in the church’s overall approach to missions. Partially kick-started with the coining of the term “10/40 Window” by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in ...
Athletes for Christ
Cedarville’s basketball team has been going to the mission field since 1971
by Josh Burris and Tim Miller
The Cedarville men’s basketball team has been going on mission trips since the summer of 1971 when Dr. Don Callan was the team’s head coach. The idea for the Cedarville basketball mission trips came from Callan and retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, who was playing at the time.
Callan went on a basketball mission trip to Taiwan when he was a player at Taylor University. Reno, Cedarvi...