We exist to give every UNI student an opportunity to encounter the love of God and grow in relationship with Jesus and others.
To be a community of students who love and live like Jesus and lead others to do the same so we can transform not only our university, but the entire world.
Discipleship is the process of becoming like Jesus. Before He left the earth, He commanded us to, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you" (Matt. 28:19-20). We take seriously Jesus' command and seek to love and obey Him while helping others to do the same. A natural outflow of this pursuit is we love the Bible and seek to live our lives in submission to it. We are radically committed to living our lives in obedience to Jesus and becoming mature disciples of Him.
We understand that discipleship happens in the context of believers living real, authentic life together. One of the hallmarks of the first church (whose story is recorded in the biblical book of Acts) was their commitment to living life together as they grew in God. We want to be like the early church in this way. We recognize that we need friends who can encourage us while speaking honestly into our lives. We want to be a community where everyone can be themselves and where every person is pushed to become the person who God created them to be.
The mission that Jesus gave us (Matt. 28:19-20) is why we exist. We love people and want to see them become disciples of Jesus and live the lives they were created to live. With that said, we don't see people as projects to be converted, but as potential new best friends. We believe that because Jesus loved us, we should love people with no strings attached. As we do this, many will come to know Jesus.
Worship and deep love for Jesus is what motivates us to become like Him. Also, God yearns for a people who will worship Him with all that they have. With that said, we are deeply committed to worshipping Jesus both through living holy lifestyles and through singing songs to Him. We believe that God moves supernaturally today through His Holy Spirit and expect to have encounters with Him in both times of personal and corporate worship. Because of this, our expectations that God will move powerfully in our times of worship are high every time we meet.
Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve (Matt. 20:28). As His followers, we embrace the same attitude and lay down our lives for others. As we do this, we find that serving others actually leads to joy and life. With this said, we want to be a humble group of people who are always willing to go the extra mile for others.