By JOSEPH PIEPER
KENNESAW, Ga. — On Tuesday nights, students gather at First United Lutheran Church to participate in a student-led ministry called Reformed University Fellowship.
Reformed University Fellowship is a ministry that seeks to spread the gospel across campus and allow students to grow in their faith.
The service starts at 8 p.m. with a worship service led by sophomore Micah Laughlin.
“Here we do a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs as well as rewritten hymns,” said Laughlin. “We have primarily rewritten hymns on our set list.”
Rewritten hymns are originally hymns that have lyrics added to them.
After worship the students listen to a sermon. Each sermon is usually based off a particular passage in the bible.
The Rev. Wes Calton is the ministry’s lead pastor. He says the doctrine of grace is a big part of their messages.
“The word ‘reformed’ is in our name just to kind of lay our cards on the table of where we are coming from,” said Calton. “Kind of just the historic basic doctrines of grace that we believe we are saved by grace alone, through jesus alone, by faith alone.”
The doctrine of grace alone was first established by Martin Luther during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.
This is Calton’s third year as the pastor of Reformed University Fellowship. He said he has been very happy with how supportive Kennesaw has been of their ministry.
“I have really enjoyed being at Kennesaw State,” said Calton. “It’s a school that’s in so much transition, just with growth and the merger and athletics. And I think it’s exciting to get to be a part of that, because a big part of what we are trying to do is be a place for people at KSU to be a community that gives people something more than just like classes to take.”
The ministry recently had a cookout at Kennesaw’s Marietta campus in an effort to reach out to students across campus.
With Kennesaw’s population growing, students can expect to see Kennesaw’s chapter of Reformed University Fellowship grow as well.