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February 2009 Alumni spotlight: The Jordans serve as missionaries through the Christian and Missionary Alliance. They are currently learning the Russian language with a long-term goal of church planting.

Renowned Youth Pastor to Speak in Chapel
Dr. Barry St. Clair will speak on February 19 in Shortess Chapel at 10:50 a.m. Through Reach Out Youth Solutions ( St. Clair has impacted young people in 30 countries. CIU Youth Ministry Chair, Dr. David Olshine, says, "Few have endured, sustained and prospered in youth ministry like Barry St. Clair. He is a great motivator, author, and visionary." Podcasts will be available at

In this Issue
Renowned Youth Pastor to Speak in Chapel A New Take on Women's Conferences Coral Ridge Church Seeks CIU Alumnus as Pastor World Christian Week is Coming! Is Student Ministry Still Important? CIU Preview Days Class Notes

A New Take on Women's Conferences
Serious speaking is not always "serious" -seriously! After surviving ovarian cancer, alumna Cherie Nettles' life has become a walking testimony that God has plans for each of us that we do not immediately see. As Cherie shares her beauty from ashes story, she brings both tears and laughter and gives glory to God for all. Interested in contacting her as a speaker for your next women's conference? Visit her website:

Coral Ridge Church Seeks CIU Alumnus as Pastor
Alumni across the United States are making Him known within their spheres of influence! One such man, a CIU graduate of 1998 and the grandson of Reverend Billy Graham, Reverend Tullian Tchividjian, may become the new pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Would you like to hear more about his exciting story? Read our news articles below. CIU News Link /news/newsitem.php?id=331

Alumni Links
Alumni Project Provide Student Scholarships More events CIU Chapel Podcast Chancellor Speaking Schedule President Speaking Schedule

World Christian Week is Coming!
Don't forget this year's World Christian Week, March 3-6, featuring speaker Bob Sjogren, author of Cat and Dog Theology. Check out to learn more about

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Is Student Ministry Still Important?
With World Christian Week on its way, the often asked question, "Is Student Ministry Important?" again surfaces around the CIU campus as students are being trained to minister to other students. Dr. Mike Barnett, former missionary and current CIU seminary professor, offers an answer to this question in his article, "Is Student Ministry Important?" Click here to read it. To learn more about Dr. Mike Barnett, visit our website:

CIU Preview Days
Do you know young people who want to change the world? Bring them to CIU Preview Days! Undergraduate: March 12-13 Graduate and Seminary: April 17 Find out more... /campusvisit/visit.html

Class Notes
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