The Need: The Spiritual Battle
Every person is in the midst of a
spiritual battle - whether he or she realizes it or not. And while this battle is not one of “flesh and blood”, its battleground lies in the heart and mind of every person.
If we look at any conventional military, it's clear that there's a need for multiple types of forces with different specialites (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, etc.) to be victorious. One of the most crucial - but unnoticed - units of a successful military are the
Special Forces - soldiers who have received highly focused training to perform the most important tasks.
Likewise, every member of the Catholic Student Union is given the call to be a disciple and bring the Gospel to others. However,
Student Missionaries in
Missionary Corps are called to serve as those
Special Forces - trained and sent out in an extraordinary way, just as the Father sent Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Vision: Missionary Disciples
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands... we proclaim also to you." (I John 1:1,3)
The greatest gift any Christian can offer is to share Christ's love with others. In
Missionary Corps, we focus on offering this gift by:
- Being formed as a missionary disciple, ready to live the radical call of a missionary spirituality
- Building authentic, spiritual friendships with other students and walking with them - side-by-side, to be followers of Jesus, especially through one-on-one relationships
- Attend weekly formation meeting on Fridays from 7:15-8:45 am
- Contribute two (2) hours of on-campus outreach per week (overseen by CSU Mission Leaders)
- Attend Spirit Night and arrive by 7:45 pm for outreach
- Participate in praying over campus monthly
- Meet regularly with CSU Mission Leader(s) to develop (plan and inplement) CSU outreach
- Attend CSU's Kick-off Retreat before the Fall Semester (Tuesday, 22 August 2017)
- Assist in SEEK (22-26 August 2017)
- Attend Missionary Corps initial meeting on Sunday, 27 August 2017
- Complete the below form by Wednesday, 26 March 2017!
- Attend the CSU Missionary Corps Info Session on (date TBD) in the CSU Student Lounge.