Spiritual Life Week

 Spiritual Life Week

One week each semester is set aside for a special time of focusing on the Christian life. Students play a major role in planning activities that help strengthen growth and faithfulness in our relationship with God. The week includes guest speakers and special times of worship.

Spiritual life week fall 2014

No Fear in Love
Nov. 16-22, 2014

Fear can do a lot of good for us. It keeps us alert and energized in the face of danger, and awakens us to our own mortality. But fear can also become an overriding impulse that negatively affects one's entire way of relating to the world. This can be true for individuals, organizations, even entire nations. 1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love." What might this mean?


Sunday Nov. 16:
Sunday Night Worship - 7:30 p.m. - Yoder Recital Hall
Prayer Walk - 8:30 p.m.

Monday Nov. 17:
Fear Factor - 9:30 p.m. - Founders
Come out and face your fears! Teams of five will compete in various events where their fears will be tested. 
Please register in advance at the SLW table.

Tuesday Nov. 18:
Cake Decorating - 7 p.m. - Bob's Place
Please register in advance at the SLW table.

Worship Unplugged - 9:30 p.m. - Kreider Room
We are unplugging ourselves for this worship! Feel free to join us and worship the way you feel most comfortable.

Wednesday Nov. 19:
Bob's Talk: The Power of Vulnerability - 9:30 p.m. - Kreider Room
Arts & Lecture Credit Available!! Bring a friend and come watch a TED talk entitled " The Power of Vulnerability." After the film, there will be a panel discussion with faculty and staff members!

Thursday Nov. 20:
KJ-52 Concert - 9 p.m. - Founders
>>> Gameface video

Friday Nov. 21:
Karaoke Night - 9 p.m. - Bob's Place
In connection with our theme, we will be having a karaoke night where students can come out, relax and sing songs about love.

Saturday Nov. 22:
1 Mile Fun Run - 10 a.m. - Sommer Center
Open to Bluffton students. Cost is $3 and all proceeds will go to the Appalachian Tree Foundation. 
Please register in advance at the SLW table.

Acts of Love:
Fundraiser for Appalachian Trail Foundation
Send a goodie bag to someone you care about to show your love for just $1! We will be selling them at the SLW table that will be set-up during the week at lunch and dinner. The goodie bags will be distributed by putting them in recipients' mailboxes.

Joel Miller, SLW speaker
Speaker: Joel Miller
Joel Miller lives with his wife, three young daughters, and backyard chickens in Columbus, Ohio.

He is the pastor of Columbus Mennonite Church, an active congregation located in the Clintonville neighborhood. He grew up on a farm in Bellefontaine, Ohio, and is a graduate of Eastern University in Philadelphia and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. He enjoys running, home improvement projects and being amazed at trees.