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Acts 2 Christian Fellowship 

Christian: Baptist

Affiliation: Bridgeway Church of Silicon Valley

2022 Welcome Letter 

  • Description: Acts 2 Christian Fellowship is a fellowship at Stanford of both graduates and undergraduates that take the Bible seriously. We meet every week to study the Bible, have fun, talk about life, and build lasting friendships. Whether you're a Christian who wants to grow in your faith, or someone simply curious about what Christianity is all about, we invite you to come check us out!

All will be available at a2cf.stanford.edu


Black Campus Ministries

Christian-Inter-denominational

Affiliation: InterVarsity USA

  • Description: Description: Black Campus Ministries, is a focused ministry in InterVarsity geared to support and uplift the faith journeys of African and African American students on campus. Our vision is to create and embody life-giving community together as we cultivate faith and spirituality within the African Diaspora at Stanford University.
  • Social Media: IG: @bcm_stanford
  • Contact: Molly Field, molly.field@intervarsity.org

Bridges International

Christian: Evangelical

Affiliation: Bridges International

  • Description: Bridges International is a ministry focused on helping international students and their families to thrive at Stanford by providing supportive relationships, activities, classes, cultural experiences, Bible studies, Christian mentoring, and the Good News of Jesus Christ. 
  • Social Media:http://stanfordisco.wixsite.com/home 

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (XA)

Christian: Evangelical

Affiliation: Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, USA - Assemblies of God

2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: Chi Alpha (XA) is a community of students earnestly following Jesus. Our gatherings are informal, charged with music, given to humor and deal with everything from relationships to the nature of truth. We are sponsored by the Assemblies of God, and we welcome people from all backgrounds. Even though we have a Greek name we're not a fraternity or a sorority, but we're a great place to find brothers and sisters!

Our worship meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30pm (see website for location) and are streamed at https://live.xastanford.org/ 

  • Social Media: 

https://xastanford.org/ https://instagram.com/xastanford/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFvxYF8L8OZr7MkMTvP4afQ

Contact: President: Alex Loia <alexloia@stanford.edu> Advisor: Glen Davis <chialpha@stanford.edu>


Chinese Campus Evangelistic Fellowship

Christian: Evangelical

Affiliation: None

  • Description: Chinese Campus Evangelistic Fellowship (CCEF) is a Christian student organization at Stanford. CCEF believes that Jesus Christ is not only our Savior but also the Lord of our lives.
  • Social Media: https://stanford.chinesecef.org

Catholic Student Association (Graduate)

Christian: Catholic

Affiliation: Catholic Community at Stanford

2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: Peace be with you! We are a group of Catholic graduate students from across different Stanford departments. Our mission is to empower you to flourish academically, socially, and spiritually by offering you opportunities to connect with the Catholic Faith and Tradition during your time at Stanford. Hallmarks of our group include weekly small groups, social events to meet other Catholic students, and volunteer opportunities to serve the greater Bay Area. Find out more about upcoming events by signing up for our mailing list below, check out more about our community on our website, and visit our home parish website for broader information here. Everyone is welcome!
  • Social Media: 

Check out our website: https://gcsa.stanford.edu

Join our Slack group : type in “stanford.slack.com” and find our group at “grad-catholic-community”

Catholic Community at Stanford website: https://web.stanfordcatholic.org/ 


Catholic Undergraduate Student Association

Christian: Catholic

Affiliation: Catholic Community at Stanford

2022 Welcome Letter

Instagram: @cc_at_stanford

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Community-at-Stanford-108454495881267/

Catholic Community at Stanford Website: https://web.stanfordcatholic.org

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVQeiZARyPpk3c0CNQMD_4w


Contact: (advisors)  Fr. Dominic DeLay, OP (ddelay@stanford.edu), Sr. Regena Ross, OP (srross@stanford.edu)


Christian Union Caritas

Christian: Non-denominational/evangelical

Affiliation: Christian Union 

2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: Christian Union exists to provide a space for Stanford students to seek God, explore the Christian faith, and develop their leadership skills through campus and community involvement. Students often make some of their best friends at Stanford in our weekly Bible courses, which are led by Christian Union ministry fellows and developed by biblical scholars specifically for students at schools like Stanford. We also hold a large group gathering for worship and teaching before dinner on Friday nights and host retreats, conferences, and other events throughout the year. We believe that CU’s emphasis on a scholarly approach to the Bible is particularly suited for the intellectual curiosity that is characteristic of Stanford students. It is our hope that Stanford students from all backgrounds who want to read and interact with this influential, historical text—as well as develop deep, lifelong friendships—have a place on campus where they can do so.
  • Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/cucaritas/
  • Contact: (Student Leaders) rstutz@stanford.edu , cnmuscat@stanford.edu (advisor) justin.woyak@christianunion.org 

Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCM)

Christian: Mainline Protestant

Affiliation: University Lutheran Church

  • Description: We are a grace-filled, Christ-centered community, welcoming ALL Stanford students: Lutherans, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Catholics, people of any or no faith, seekers, skeptics, devotees, sinners, saints, LGBTQ2SIA folks, cisgender and straight folks, poets, scientists – everyone. Bring your doubts, your hopes, your questions, your longing for community and authenticity, your search for worship and connection. Bring your real self, however you are and whomever you want to become.
  • Social Media: elcm.stanford.edu
  • Contact: Bella Raja (braja24@stanford.edu

Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Action (FCAIA) 

Christian - Evangelical 

Affiliation: Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Athletes in Action 

2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: We are a Christian faith community open to all athletes (varsity, club, or anyone passionate about sports!). We desire to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Join us as we continue learning what it means to be an apprentice of Jesus, to receive His free gift of grace, and to experience God in our sports!

We gather as a large group on Monday nights for fellowship, worship, and teaching. We also offer Bible studies, one-on-one mentoring, and community events. 


InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 

Christian: Evangelical (inter-denominational) 

Affiliation: InterVarsity USA

  • 2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description:  We are all about Growing the Family of God - learning how to know & love God and one another as we welcome new folks into relationship with Jesus. Our community is passionate about engaging God’s Word with curiosity, learning to embody our faith, and trying to live more justly. And it’s important to us to foster spaces where we can bring the things we care about. Whether you’re down for Jesus, wrestling with doubts & questions, or exploring spirituality for the first time, we hope you can find a space of belonging and growth in IV!

Family Group Bible Studies: weekly small groups led by students in the dorms, where we gather to be real with each other, engage our questions about God, and consider how to apply what we’re learning to our lives. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you read it every day, all are welcome!

Community Gathering - Wednesdays, 8-9:15pm: a space to re-center & ground ourselves mid-week by connecting with God & friends from across campus. You can expect some combo of prayer, story-sharing, teaching, games, musical worship, and other spiritual practices to help us explore the relevance of Jesus to our lives, families, and communities.

Members of our community attend a variety of local churches, so we also connect new students to people who coordinate rides. If you're looking to find a church or want more info about our events, check out our website: www.ivstanford.org.


InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship 

Christian: Evangelical (protestant/non-denominational)

Affiliation: InterVarsity USA

  • 2022 Welcome Letter 

  • Description: InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship (IVGrad) is a non-denominational community of graduate students who seek to grow spiritually, cultivate true Christian community, integrate faith and academic learning, and dedicate ourselves to witness and service. We are not just a group “for Christians,” but also for those who have little to no Christian background and wish to explore and discuss issues with us or simply participate in our social events.

During the academic year, we usually hold weekly small group Bible studies, biweekly large group events, and other group activities and retreats. If you’d like to be kept in the loop, you can join our mailing list at https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/ivgrad-announce or check out our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ivgradstanford/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ivgradstanford/) pages. For more information about our group, you can visit our website at http://web.stanford.edu/group/ivgrad/cgi-bin/wordpress/.

  • Social Media: 

Website: http://web.stanford.edu/group/ivgrad/cgi-bin/wordpress/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ivgradstanford/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivgradstanford/

Mailing List: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/ivgrad-announce


Korean Bible Study and Koinonia (KBSK)

Christian-Baptist

Affiliation: Bridgeway Church of Silicon Valley (Korean Ministry)

  • Description: Korean Bible Study and Koinonia (KBSK) is a fellowship of Korean Stanford graduates and postdocs that gathers weekly to study the Bible, share a meal, worship together, and have spontaneous moments of fun. In addition to our weekly Bible study and fellowship time, we have several fun activities, such as day trips to San Francisco, short hikes in the Bay Area, and overnight trips to Yosemite and Tahoe. Whether you are a seasoned Bible veteran, simply someone curious about Christianity, or anywhere in between, we encourage you to come join us at our events or at the Korean service at Bridgeway Church :)
  • Social Media:

Website: https://www.bcsv.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KBSKstanford


Latter-Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)

Christian: Latter-Day Saint/Mormon

Affiliation: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: The Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) is the official student group for LDS (Mormon) students at Stanford. We welcome undergraduates, graduates, and students in professional schools (law, GSB, medical training at all stages), as well as their spouses and families. We come together for lunch and religious classes on weekdays, Family Home Evening on Monday evenings, church on Sundays, and other activities throughout the year.  While we are affiliated with the Menlo Park Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we welcome people of all backgrounds and perspectives to our activities and worship services. Activities are usually fun, informal, and casual with a consistent focus on building a Christ-centered community where everyone is welcome to participate.
  • Social Media: http://ldssa.stanford.edu/
  • Contact: Peter Mugemancuro, President (mugeman@stanford.edu)

Moment Christian Fellowship

Christian - Baptist

Affiliation: Gracepoint Ministries

2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: Moment Christian Fellowship is a Christian group that welcomes people from all spiritual backgrounds to come and explore matters of faith.  Whether you’re an agnostic or atheist or a committed believer, we welcome you to join us as we create moments that matter: considering the deeper questions of life while forming meaningful relationships and having lots of fun along the way!
  • Social Media: Instagram: @moment.stanford
  • Contact: Andrea Kwon (President): andrea99@stanford.edu

Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Stanford (OCF)

Christian: Pan-Orthodox

Affiliation: Orthodox Christian Fellowship

  • Description: Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Stanford (OCF) is a pan-Orthodox organization dedicated to exploring the Orthodox Christian faith, fostering spiritual growth for Orthodox Christians, and exposing the campus to the faith, cultures, and customs that are uniquely Orthodox. OCF is a dynamic group of students from many different backgrounds who share a common desire to learn more about the 2000-year traditions of the Orthodox Church. All those interested in learning about Orthodoxy, including non-Orthodox, are welcome!
  • To stay up to date with meeting times and announcements, join our GroupMe

    https://groupme.com/join_group/54224918/7NFhFwwo  

    Check out our email list: orthodox-community@lists.stanford.edu. You can subscribe to a list by signing into mailman.stanford.edu.

     

    During the quarter, you can expect:

1. Weekly meetings on topics of interest (with free food!)

2. Guest lectures from renowned Orthodox thinkers  

3. Divine Liturgies held at Stanford Memorial church

4. Book club discussions

Our meetings are one hour from week 2 through week 9.

  • Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/195688017151317

http://ocf.net

Contact: Mariana Frangos mfrangos@stanford.edu (President),  John Mihaly jcmihaly@stanford.edu (Vice President), Chrysanthe Frangos cfrangos@stanford.edu (Financial Officer))


Parakaleo Christian Ministries

Christian: Ecumenical 

Affiliation: None

  • 2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: Parakaleo holds Bible studies and seminars with a focus on how Scripture applies to life's practical issues. Past topics have included:

- What the Bible says about depression, and how to break free from it or help others

- How to overcome FOMO

- Wisdom for dealing with difficult roommate situations

- How to handle anxiety and stress

- How to find my purpose and calling in life

- and many other topics!

Parakaleo's goal is to help students learn how to better study the Bible so they can apply it to their own daily life issues and relationships, and then be equipped to counsel others from the Bible under the guidance and empowering of the Holy Spirit. Led by advisors Steve and Erica Lawry, who have been involved with Christian ministry at Stanford for over 47 years.

Our Bible studies are on Monday nights from 7-9pm PT in Old Union. Please contact our student leaders to learn more.


Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)

Christian: PCA

Affiliation: Reformed University Fellowship 

  • 2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: RUF is a student organization that seeks to share the light and life of Jesus with the larger campus community. It is a place for any student, regardless of background, belief, or lifestyle to come and discuss the claims of the Bible within a diverse community of people. College is a time in which many people are processing questions of purpose, life, and faith. We open the Bible weekly and sort through how scripture speaks into those questions.
  • RUF seeks to be a rest stop for tired Christians and a safe place for skeptics. We welcome and assume that in all of our meetings and events there are both Christians and non-Christians present. Come as you are. Be honest. Bring your doubts, hurts, shame, and sin- we want everyone to experience God’s rich grace, love, and compassion.

  • Social Media: 

http://www.rufstanford.org/home

https://www.instagram.com/ruf_stanford/


Stanford Christian Students

Christian: Non-Denominational/Evangelical

Affiliation: “Church in Palo Alto”

2022 Welcome Letter

  • Description: Find friends for life and life in Christ! We are believers in Christ and we welcome all to come join us. We're here to help you grow in your relationship with God and to help you know the Word of God.
  • Social Media: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stanfordchristianstudents/

Website: http://web.stanford.edu/group/christianstudent/


Veritas at Stanford

Christian: Ecumenical

Affiliation: Veritas Forum

  • Description: Our Mission is to foster conversations about the biggest questions we as individuals and as a society can ask. We achieve this by hosting public events where the Christian worldview is put in dialogue with other perspectives in a context of mutual respect and shared pursuit of wisdom. This group is affiliated with the Veritas Forum.
  • Social Media:

Website: http://www.veritas.org/location/stanford

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/VeritasAtStanford/

Instagram: stanfordveritas