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courageousDo you attend one of these schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania or Yale? 

Students from these schools joined us for an amazing weekend of worship, prayer, speakers, small groups, fellowship, seminars and more from February 22-24, 2019.

What does it mean to be “Courageous in the ways of the Lord”? How does this look in your studies? Your friendships? Your future?

The Nexus conference looked at courage in all of these areas, focusing on vocation. Students learned how to lead in their networks as they serve others like Christ. Students connected with industry professionals and learned from their experience in specific fields of study.


Plenary Sessions

Matt Bennett challenged the audience through addressing evangelism and revival with wisdom shared from the Scriptures. Dr. Jimmy Lin encouraged students to be bold as you operate as a Christian in your vocation. Eric Metaxas inspired you to speak up for truth seen in God’s word. Baroness Cox urged you to stand for others and justice as you interact in the world.

Click here to watch the plenary speakers from Nexus 2019. 

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Students had the opportunity to expand their knowledge with the guidance of Christian leaders, who encouraged them to consider issues in light of God’s Word. Students discussed topics such as leadership, evangelism, revival, sexuality, and the supernatural with subject-matter experts and leading Christian thinkers.

Vocational Panels

Students were able to glean insights from experienced professionals in industries including: The Academy, Applied Sciences, Business Ventures, Law & Government, Non-Profit Engagement, and Communications & Media.

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As we draw near to God, He promises to draw near to us. Prayer is the means by which we receive from God and are empowered to intercede on behalf of others. At Nexus, students participated in life-changing and powerful times of prayer, not only in plenary sessions, but also in the 24-hour prayer room. Students prayed with fellow students from across campuses.

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Fellowship and Networking

Being courageous in the ways of the Lord does not mean working alone, but instead by building groups, networks, and bodies of believers gathering together for fellowship, breaking bread and prayer. As a network, Christians can amplify the power for cultural change.  At Nexus there were opportunities to meet and spend time with fellow believers from across nine campuses and go deep in prayer and relationships. Through small groups students forged new friendships that will last beyond the conference and (with God’s help) in years to come.

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God’s Word is living and active. Students were inspired by fellow students, who memorized and performed spoken word pieces taken directly from Scripture. A time of joy and celebration, SpokenWord is one of the unique highlights of the Nexus Conference. Click here to watch. 

Learn more at the Nexus 2019 website >

Contact your campus Ministry Team with any questions.

The early conferences occurred every third year. This allowed students involved in a Christian Union ministry to have an opportunity to attend at some point in their college careers. From 2016 to 2019, Nexus was held annually, but after careful evaluation, input from a variety of leaders, and in light of ministry objectives, the role and frequency of Nexus is being re-imagined.

No decision has been made about the date of the next Nexus Conference, but it will not be held in 2020.

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