Who We Are
Graduate Christian Fellowship at MSU gathers and grows witnessing communities of grad students and faculty committed to spiritual formation, community, evangelism and service, and the integration of faith, learning, and practice. We attend many different churches, and come from many parts of the U.S. and the world. We believe the Bible is trustworthy and from God. We care about social justice, we are not affiliated with any political party, and our calling includes loving God with our minds. We are open, affirming, and inclusive. We are committed to being a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. We also believe women can have any leadership role in the church, since the Spirit’s gifts are not based on gender. We are student-led, with support from InterVarsity Campus Staff Ministers and volunteers.
We believe in:
The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things,
existing eternally in three persons
Father; Son; and Holy Spirit; full of love and glory.
The unique divine inspiration,
and authority of the Bible.
The value and dignity of all people:
created in God’s image to live in love and holiness,
but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt,
and justly subject to God’s wrath.
Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine,
who lived as a perfect example,
who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place,
and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Savior and Lord.
Justification by God’s grace to all who repent
and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
The indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit,
who gives to all believers a new life and a new calling to obedient service.
The unity of all believers in Jesus Christ,
manifest in worshiping and witnessing churches
making disciples throughout the world.
The victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ,
who will judge all people with justice and mercy,
giving over the unrepentant to eternal condemnation
but receiving the redeemed into eternal life.
To God be glory forever.
Graduate Christian Fellowship at MSU has existed since the 1970’s-with alumni still praying for students today in 2022. Each cohort of student leaders and staff have passed on the vision to a new generation behind them to continue witness on campus.
“Change the university and you change the world.” – Dr. Charles Malik former president of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.
– Julie Ruark, Campus Minister, GFM 2022