Welcome FCFS is a group of Christian faculty, staff and friends from different denominations and is affiliated with IVCF's Graduate and Faculty Ministries. Key priorities of FCFS are building community among Christian faculty and staff, being relevant Christian witnesses on campus and in our workplace, and planning specific evangelistic/outreach opportunities on campus to share the Gospel with others.
Following our recent symposium with the President of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Santa Ono, we are seeking your thoughts moving forward with the conversation. This June we will host another event in the UP. In anticipation of the interactions on the topic: The Ends and Goals of Higher Education in Twenty-First-Century America: Change and the Calling of the Christian Educator, we have created a site to facilitate a dialogue. https://sites.google.com/site/endsofhighereducation/, is now up and running! We invite you to go to the site and post a comment in the online discussion, If you are part of a small group on campus you could bring up this topic to others there or with a colleague over a breakfast, lunch, appointment and take notes on thoughts/responses and post to the board as "Thoughts from __________".
New Small Group Forming
The Tab above (on this website) entitled 'Connecting' will give you a list of small groups around campus that meet for mutual encouragement during the week. We are starting more groups. If you are interested please reply.
Currently we are interested in finding out who would like to be a part of a new group that will read and discuss The Good and Beautiful God. What follows is a brief snapshot of the topic. Group will meet at a time convenient for the greatest number of people. When you reply let us know what days and hours you are most available. The books have been ordered. This hardbound book retails at $23 but we have it for participants for $10.
We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true--but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by--to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed--and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God. Read more
2014 Midwest Faculty Conference: A Conference For Christian Faculty
This is a conference like no other. Cedar Campus, on the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, offers a setting of breathtaking beauty and tranquility. It is a welcoming place for singles, couples and children as well. Spouses will fi nd the time refreshing and stimulating, and children will love the beach, the forest, and the children’s programming provided by Cedar Campus staff. The schedule intentionally includes liberal amounts of free, unscheduled time. Registration is limited, providing faculty a more intimate environment for conversation with the presenters and other attendees. Indeed, we expect this week to combine the best of a vacation and an engaging academic conference!
For more information see the brochure.
Past Luncheon have audio and links available in the archives