WHO WE ARE
The Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) began as a Non-Denominational Campus Ministry at the University of Tennessee in 1973. Since our beginning, we've sought to be a place where every person can wrestle with life and engage faith in a safe and welcoming community. Each week we seek to provide a number of avenues through which students can engage and converse in conversation on life and faith. Click Here for our weekly line-up of events! The roots of who we are at the CSF can be traced back to what is known as "The Restoration Movement." One of the key values of our ministry is to promote unity within the Body of Christ. Much of our student base is formed by students from different backgrounds and denominations, but these differences do not divide us. Our primary desire is to help students grow closer to Christ, with the Bible serving as our authority and guide. You can find a quick general summary of our beliefs below. If you'd like to talk more about what we believe, feel free to contact us!
"In essentials unity; in opinions liberty; in all things love."
"But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put
your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will
be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm."
(2 Corinthians 1.24)
(WHO WE ARE - THE SHORT ANSWER)
CSF is a community who gathers together to EXPERIENCE life, ENCOUNTER Christ, and ENGAGE our world.
(THINGS THAT MATTER TO US)
- Serve others within our church body and in the campus community
- Seeking God's will, we strive for excellence in all aspects of this ministry
- Demonstrate unconditional love regardless of cultural, social, or spiritual background
- Interact with God by worshiping, praying, teaching and learning together
What We Believe:
We believe in one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 3:16,17; John 14:9,10, 16, 26)
We believe God is the creator of all things.
(Gen 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Heb 11:3)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only son and
Savior of the world, who died for our sins
and arose from the dead.
(John 1:14; 3:16; Matthew 1:18-21; John 20:24-31; 1 Cor 15:1-8; 1 John 4:9)
We believe that mankind, created by God, sinned
against God and is consequently lost and without
hope apart from faith in Jesus Christ.
(Acts 4:12; Rom 3:23; 1 John 1:5-10)
We believe that salvation from sin comes by
grace through the blood of Jesus Christ
(his death on the cross).
(Matthew 26:28; Rom 5:6-11; 1 Peter 1:18,19)
We believe Christ’s death on the cross can be personally
received by repentance (turning from sin) and faith
at baptism (immersion in water in the name of Christ).
(Luke 24:45-47; Acts 2:38,39; Rom 6:1-7; Gal 3:26,27; Col 2:9-12)
We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian.
(John 16:5-15; 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19,20; 2 Tim 1:14)
We believe the Bible is God’s message to mankind,
inspired and trustworthy, our final authority for all matters of faith.
(Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe the God-given mission of His Church is to
make followers of Jesus Christ from out of all the peoples of the world.