Campus Crusade for Christ at RIT

(the red-letter edition)

What's up?

Thursday, August 31, 2000
9:19:06 PM, Andrew Wheeland:
Okay, folks... this page is officially a historical artifact...


Friday, April 21, 2000

12:32:44 PM, Andrew Wheeland:
Hi! It's been a while since the last update of this page. That's just a reflection of my own time to keep things update, not the state of the club itself! :) Things have been going wonderfully with our meetings. We've had about 20 folks at each meeting recently and some great speakers have shared with us.

A recent CCC Fellowship Dinner for the Rochester area was a great and inspiring success... There are many folks out there that care alot about us and about the other college students on Rochester's campuses... We will be able to draw upon some financial support for the upcoming year that should enable us to do some very cool things in the fall, including the distribution of Freshman Survival Kits to many students!

Recognition... It appears that we WILL be getting it. Praise God! Although there are still some details to be worked out, we now appear to officially have the ability to become a club at RIT and this gives us lots of new opportunities... More to come about this in time.

We have 3 more meetings for the quarter: 1 right after Easter, and then 2 more.

We've been sneaking "TabAds" into the Reporter recently... You can see one in the most recent on-line issue... :)

That's all for now... With our new club status, we'll also be able to get our own club web page... You can look forward to that something toward the beginning of next year...

Don't miss the eGroup link below... you can see an archive of our past CCC-related messages there...

In Him,

Thursday, February 17, 2000

6:47:15 PM, Andrew Wheeland:
The last two meeting of Campus Crusade for Christ for Winter Quarter have come and gone. We had a pretty good turn out at out last 'normal' meeting on the 7th... Mark Randall visited us to talk about Building Community, which gave us some really good ideas about how we can make some steps of growth and fellowship for our group.

Last Monday, some of us went bowling. The turnout wasn't as many as we'd hoped, but Tim did get a Turkey(!) (that's 3 strikes in a row for the un-initiated), and we all still had a good time just knocking some pins down... :)

A crew of us went to the Club Review Board on Wednesday to continue to defend our request for club recognition. It was an impressive show of support... We continue to wait for their decision... We continue to press on.

This coming Sunday evening, there will be a group heading to a Satellite Soul concert north of Buffalo. Check out the ritccc archive at our eGroup for more info... A link is below...

Saturday, January 29, 2000

5:46:48 PM, Andrew Wheeland:
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4:42:40 PM, Andrew Wheeland:
Monday's meeting (the one on the 24th) drew about 20 folks... We had some great music this time including an amplified Jenn & Brian on vocals & guitar (respectively). Very good stuff... Dan, Betsy, and Jason invaded our boundaries during an amusing mixer brought on by our wonderful speaker, Sandy Hope! Thanks Sandy! We look forward to having you back again!

This Monday, the topic will be "Building Community" and our speaker will be (we expect) Mark Randall, our Rochester CCC staff guy! Our band will probably have a new song or two as well!

Next weekend, at least 3 of us are heading to Springfield, Mass. for the Northeast Winter Conference! Can't wait!

Monday, January 24, 2000

1:57:53 AM, Andrew Wheeland:
Last week's meeting was great! There were about 22 folks there including about 1/2 a dozen new visitors (we hope to see you back, folks!)... The band, now known as "Thremenanajen" and complete with drums was great! (We've begun a weekly practice at my house). This week, we'll be adding the new song "The River is Here" to our repertoire! The talk last week was lead by me (based on a message given by Jason at NVCC) on the topic of "Integrity", which seemed to go well. This week, we'll be visited by the wonderful Sandy Hope, who is coming back for a second time this academic year to give a talk on the topic: "Boundaries". It should be challenging. All is going pretty well. No speaker yet identified for next week, but I have messages out to few folks. God Bless!

Tuesday, January 18, 2000

7:33:37 PM, Andrew Wheeland:
Great meeting last night... More info to come...

Friday, January 14, 2000

1:04:33 AM, Andrew Wheeland:
At a leadership meeting for NVCC this evening, we discussed some potential means of marketing both CCC and the church. A good idea, I think. We're looking into it more... :)

2/13/99 -- This was a tougher week than most... I was ill on Monday, and when Thursday's Bible Study time rolled around, most of the guys were either very busy with classwork or very sleepy. But I did get them together long enough to talk about Quiet Times. Most of us will be starting this week to try 10 minute/day Quiet Times... Hopefully we'll be able to encourage each other to keep it up... The last week of classes is fast approaching. So hopefully things will go okay for these guys. We're all still planning on church tomorrow morning, which should be good again... Perhaps our new guest from last week will join us again!

2/7/99 -- Church this past sunday was great. Something about this service came together really well, but the most significant thing was that we were joined by someone new for church. He's another student here on campus, and he's also considering becoming part of our bible study... If that happens, I'll let you know more about him here. But he enjoyed it, and might start participating with us soon.

We're continuing to send each other devotions through our group's distribution list... They've been interesting and have helped to keep our minds on God during the week between church and bible study.

Tomorrow is our new bible study, we'll be talking (at least in part) about an article called "Sex and the Search for Intimacy" written by author Dick Purnell that was sent to us by our Campus Crusade representative to use around this time of the year. It talks about the need people feel for intimacy and how that is often manifest only in the physical when it truly belongs distributed among our social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects as well. Should be a good discussion...

older news...

What do you mean beginning *again*?

Campus Crusade for Christ used to be on this campus several years ago. I was involved in it then. Around '91-'92 the core members all graduated and the club ceased to exist the following year. Campus Crusade meant a lot to me when I was involved with it, but I suffered a period in my life when I fell away from spiritual things (as many do). Now several years later, I believe God is leading me back to Him & wants me to pursue this. Hopefully this group is just the start of movement that can reach many on this campus.

And who are you?

My name is Andrew Wheeland, and I'm an Instructor and Graduate Student here at RIT. I've been here since 1989, and plan to stay indefinitely. You can find out much more about me by visiting My Home Page.

What's Campus Crusade's Purpose?

To help fulfill the Great Commission in this generation in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, "I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this -- that I am with you always, even to the end of the world." (Matthew 28:18-20, Living Bible)

What are Campus Crusade's Objectives?

  1. To help expose every person in the world to the gospel.
  2. To help win people to faith in Jesus Christ.
  3. To help build them in their faith.
  4. To help train them for ministry.
  5. To help send them to win and disciple others.

What does Campus Crusade Emphasize?

  1. Total commitment to the Great Commission.
  2. Dependence on the Holy Spirit, prayer and God's inspired, inerrant Word.
  3. Realization of the Lordship of Christ -- that Jesus is preeminent in our lives and ministries and merits our full allegiance.
  4. Training with transferable methods and materials through which learners become teachers, and spiritual multiplication continues.

How can I get involved?

Please send an e-mail to I will respond within several days to tell you more about how you can be involved. If you'd like more information about Campus Crusade for Christ International, please visit

What about InterVarsity Christian Fellowship?

Please do! Check out their web-site at: InterVarsity is a much more established club on this campus and have regular large-group meetings on Friday Nights at 7pm. We believe that several Christian groups can exist together on the same campus. We hope that Campus Crusade will just be another option with a different feel and emphasis. We do not in any way hope to 'recruit' the existing membership or leadership of InterVarsity. People are free to participate in BOTH groups if they'd like, too! For that matter, there are at least 2 or 3 other groups on campus as well including B.A.S.I.C. and groups affiliated with the Interfaith Center.

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