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Weekly Programming

Sunday School

Sunday mornings 9:15–10:30

Our Sunday School curriculum is a 4 year rotation, so undergrads can experience the complete series. The four year cycle includes: Christian Story (1 year), Christian Belief (1 yr) and Christian Formation (2 yrs). This year, our topic is Christian Belief. We’ll be exploring the major doctrines of the Bible and why they matter in our daily lives (included but not limited to doctrine of God, Scriptures, Man, Christ, Holy Spirit, Salvation, Church and Last Things). Hot breakfast is served at 9:15. Class is 9:30–10:30.

Waffles & Worldviews

Sunday evenings starting at 8:00pm

This semester, we’ll take a close look at the modern state university and its constellation of ideas. From the dorms to the lecture hall, a student is confronted with specific ideas about what it means to be human. Often, these ideas put pressure on students without the student knowing. We will spend 10 weeks on Sunday nights exploring those ideas and discussing how Christ and His church can affirm or critique them.

Tuesday Lunches

Tuesdays starting at 12:30pm

Enjoy good fellowship and a good meal. Come early if you’d like to help cook. Kevin will lead us through a liturgical prayer to begin.

Women’s Book Study

Tuesdays starting at 7:00pm

Looking for a way to connect with other college women and read a great book? The college women’s book club meets Tuesday nights, 7pm at the OC. We’ll be reading and discussing Hannah Anderson’s book Humble Roots. Please join us for dessert, coffee and an intro to the book August 29th. The first meeting to discuss ch. 1 & 2 is Sept 5th. Order your book soon to have it in time for this first discussion.

Freshman Bible Study

Wednesdays at 8:00pm

The freshmen Bible study will be going through the book of 1 John on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm. Led by OC interns and student leaders, we’ll all gather for snacks at 8:00, break off into a men’s and women’s Bible study, then come back together around 9:00 for further discussion. We’ll schedule some socials as well! Our goals is to foster Christian growth as well as friendships.

College Men’s Bible Study

Friday mornings 6:30 – 7:45am

Led by grad student Riley Sprunger, OC men will be exploring various facets of what it means to be men of integrity, as well as what sabotages a godly life.

On first Fridays, Chad will be cooking breakfast and inviting a guest speaker.

Additional Programming & Social Events

Morning Prayer

Thursdays at 8:00am

Experience community prayer with OC and Grace staff every Thursday morning at 8:00am. Come when you can.

Happy Hour

Fridays starting at 3:00pm:
Sept 8, 15, 22, Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1

Happy Hour is an opportunity to enjoy time together and reflect on the good things in life. Kevin Lee leads us through easy-going discussions over good snacks and good coffee. This semester’s topic is Longings: making sense of what we long for most. We will explore what our deepest longings tell us about ourselves and about God.

OC Social

Starting at 7:00pm:
Aug 25, Sept 15, Oct 27

Each month we will be hosting an all-student social! Some events will take place at the Oread Center and some will take place at various locations throughout Lawrence. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to stay in the loop!

Open House

Saturdays starting at 5:00pm:
Sept 9, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 9

Open House is an opportunity to get the family dining and home-cooked meal experience while at college. Join the Lees and other OC Staff and Lawrence families as we prepare and enjoy a hearty meal together.

Family Dinner at Grace

Every other Wednesday, starting at 6:00 pm
Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29

Join families at Grace for fellowship and a meal. Bill is discussing liturgies and traditions in the church. Meal is served at 6:00 and Bill’s talk begins around 7:30.

Fall Retreat

September 29 & 30, 5pm – 11am
$25 includes long-sleeve t-shirt ($15 without t-shirt)

Side by Side: Pursuing Community in an Age of Separation. Fostering true connection is difficult in our digital age of fragmentation, comparison and increasing isolation. Join us Sept 29 & 30 as we discover new friendships, strengthen old ones and learn what it means to walk side by side with one another in community. Come ready for thought-provoking talks, great food, bonfires, games and optional camping on the retreat property. This is a great time to dive deep into the OC community, so please invite your friends to join us as well!

Our Vision

Christian students in the university environment often struggle to reconcile their faith with all spheres of life. Our hope is that students would be challenged to faithfulness in all spheres of life from school and work to relationships and family. We desire to see the power of the Gospel transforming lives of students across the University of Kansas. We hope to someday see the KU campus as, not only a strong academic environment, but one where deep Christian community flourishes.

Our Mission

The Oread Center seeks to be a place where Christian students receive the benefits of a Christian college education and community in the context of a secular university. We strive to be a presence and voice for Christ in the midst of a university in great need. Our mission is two-fold: to equip Christians to have a faithful and fruitful presence through all of their particular callings in the world, and to genuinely engage the campus community as a whole with the hope of the gospel.

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