Activities on Campus
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Annual Scholarship Auction
On April 8, 2017, Randall University will host its 19th Annual Scholarship Auction. This is our biggest event of the year, not only because of the exciting items up for bid or the wonderful opportunity for fellowship around a delightful meal, but because the heart of this auction is raising scholarship funds for Randall students. Nearly 75% of our students receive scholarships from Randall, and this event helps raise the funds needed for these scholarships. We invite you to attend and enjoy the fellowship, wonderful food, and opportunities to bid on a variety of items, all while knowing that your contributions are going to a very worthwhile cause! Individual tickets for the auction are $50/person and can be purchased through Mason Polk in the Executive Office or online. For more information on specifics for the auction or to buy tickets, click here.
Have you or your family ever done something for so long that you finally stopped and asked, "Why?" At Randall University, the celebration of Missions Emphasis Week has become a tradition that is likely older than our current freshmen students. Mission Emphasis Week is April 17-21. Although this tradition is long standing, it's significance is no less important. Author and pastor John Piper wrote that, "Missions exists because worship doesn't." This is not to diminish Christ's commission for his church to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20), but that the worship and exaltation of our great God is the fuel and passion for missions. Why are we celebrating Mission's Emphasis Week? Simply, to refocus and inspire our hearts so that we as a Randall University family unite around magnifying the glory of God throughout all the nations.
Student Mission Fellowship
Student Mission Fellowship (SMF) has been apart of Randall University's past, and this year's students have made sure it will continue to be apart of our school's future! Student Mission Fellowship is an organization on campus that comes together with the intent of growing together in a community of like-minded believers and serving our campus, student body, community, and even on a global scale. This semester the the Myers family, who are Randall University's resident cross-cultural workers, have opened up their home and taken it upon themselves to revitalize SMF on campus. SMF meets every Monday evening at 8 pm in the missionary house (on the other side of the soccer field). Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer, and being intentional in serving our school and community!
In the twentieth chapter of John we have Mary Magdalene's encounter with the risen Lord. When Mary came to the tomb the stone was rolled away and she told Peter, "They have taken the Lord out to the tomb." When she looked in the tomb she saw two angels and she wept. The angels spoke to her and then she turned and saw Jesus, supposing he was a gardener. What she was looking for stood right beside her.
I will just for a moment condemn her lack of sight. Did she not believe His words? Jesus had taught that He would be raised the third day. Even His enemies had heard his teaching; which is why they placed guards at the tomb. Maybe her weeping made it impossible to recognize who he was. In one sentence the writer uses the word weeping twice. She could not believe His words because she could only see her world. In her weeping she was unable to recognize Jesus. Her sorrow made it difficult to see the Savior that stood right beside her. Maybe we are just like Mary. We are allowing our world and its problems to blind us to the Savior that is right by our side. Easter teaches us that Jesus is always present. We cannot allow our problems and our sorrows to block our vision of a risen Savior.
"Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb. 4:14-16, ESV)
Vice President for Institutional Advancement