Though Lubbock Christian University has many groups, social clubs, and organizations on campus, LCU is a family that works together to transform lives and actively serve.
Every spring, members of the staff, faculty, and the student body unite to serve the Lubbock community in a city-wide service project coordinated by the Inter Club Council (ICC) called Collide. This year, Collide took place on Saturday, March 25.
The ICC chaplains, Nathan Hull and Katie Cheyne, planned and coordinated the 2017 Collide service project, which changes from year to year. On Saturday, a group of 185 participants gathered in the SUB at 8:30 a.m. for a morning of service with the Lubbock Dream Center.
“This was a wonderful new experience for our students to see a different side of Lubbock and to interact with people different than them,” said Abby White, president of the ICC.
The Dream Center is volunteer-based organization that works to meet social needs, such as homelessness, childcare, and education, in a number of capacities: hunger relief, rehabilitation programs, transitional housing, job and life counseling and training, and more. They also work with volunteering urban missionaries to equip them in their own communities.
After arriving at the Dream Center, the LCU group was divided into eight smaller groups. Each group was sent to various parts of town to pick up trash and to pray over the community.
“It’s a unified atmosphere, because you get to work with people, not only in your own club, but other friends and people outside of club,” said Jesse Sanchez, a youth and family ministry major who participated in Collide. “Working together as LCU, you can really see the spirit of LCU.”
LCU intends to serve others faithfully through active service locally and globally. Learn about other opportunities to volunteer or serve with LCU.