We gather every Thursday night at 9:19. Our hope for Thursday nights is that students would encounter Jesus – whether for the first time or for the hundredth time. Every Thursday a local pastor or teacher shares a message with us around the Gospel. We spend some time singing songs lead by our worship band. It’s the best night of the week and we really hope you’ll come join us.
Just a quick side-note… usually we gather in Tillman auditorium, however, if the weather is nice we sometimes meet in the amphitheater instead. A change in location will be noted on the speaker list to the right as well as on our social media pages.
August 31 // Jason Cook
September 7 // Brad Jones
Our awesome events team puts together events that you really do not want to miss. All the info you could need about each event is available if you click the arrow that appears when you hover over the different graphics below.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
– Hebrews 10:24-25
If you want to get connected, make friends, or just want something to do, then you have arrived. Through community, small groups serve as a way to have fun, find encouragement, and build relationships that will last through college. Some things you should know:
– Small groups are gender specific
– You don’t have to be Christian to join one! We believe community and encouragement is necessary for everyone, believers and non-believers alike.
– Every small group has 2 leaders who are passionate about leading, serving, and encouraging.
– Leaders will challenge you to shatter complacency and grow. While they strive to create Jesus-centered environments, they also desire to love on you in the best way appropriate
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t feel afraid to contact –
Philip Gibson // Men’s Small Group Coordinator // firstname.lastname@example.org
[OR] Lauren Steedly // Women’s Small Group Coordinator // email@example.com
FCA small groups directed the course of my time at Clemson, away from a self seeking course and onto one that attempts to be aligned with the Lord's will for my life. My leaders, and those that I have lead with, positively shaped my life and challenged me to be the best Christian I can be by filling me with knowledge and truth about God, Jesus, and the Holy spirit. If it weren't for my small group experience, I wouldn't be using my life for the Lord's purposes.
FCA has exposed myself to personal connections with like-minded individuals in college in numerous engaging activities in a way that no other group on campus could. Without having a leadership role up to this point, the students ahead of myself in those positions have certainly blessed my life and pushed me to pursue Christ on a day-to-day basis, and for that, I am thankful.
Being part of an FCA small group Freshman year connected me with other girls who encouraged and challenged me and created a space in the midst of the busyness of college to have deep, meaningful conversation about life and God’s Word. Many of the relationships I made through small groups have grown into close, lasting friendships and made FCA, which is a big organization, feel small and feel like a family. Leading a small group this past year gave me the opportunity to meet and walk through life with girls who were just one step behind me, going through facing the same things I went through the year before. It’s definitely been one of my favorite parts of college!
A small group is more than a dozen girls sitting around a plate of cookies talking about Jesus— it’s having a family away from home. A family that laughs, cries, and grows together. A family that is fully accepting, fully encouraging, and fully weird. Small groups have given me a community of girls that point me to the gospel daily (shoutout to my girly pops!). Joining and then leading a small group were two of the scariest but most rewarding decisions I made at Clemson!
“By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”
-1 John 3:16-18
The campus missions team within Clemson FCA is passionate about loving in deed and in truth, and we have 3 primary purposes:
I. We want to give our Thursday night body the opportunity to live out their faith throughout the campus. Believers of Christ are called to worship together AND serve the community, so we come up with various ways to allow students to volunteer.
II. Everyone needs hope. Our team is willing to imitate Christ by crossing religious and cultural boundaries to deliver hope and love to people where they’re at.
III. Christ has used Thursday nights at Clemson FCA to positively impact our lives. We want to see that for our fellow students, so we invite others around campus to join us to experience God’s presence on those Thursdays at 9:19 p.m.
Ready to step up and get involved?
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
– Matthew 28:19-20
We take two mission trips throughout the year: one international and one domestic. The driving force behind our trips is to equip people to share the gospel and create opportunities for people to display the love of Jesus. Our desire is to get rid of the excuses, distractions, and fears – and to encourage students to live out the mission placed on their lives as believers to make known the name of Jesus. We believe there’s something really special about getting out of Clemson with a bunch of our best friends with the goal of carrying the Gospel to a different city (or country).
This spring break, we will be heading to Baltimore, Maryland! All of the spots on the trip are full, but you can support the group going by praying for their trip.