Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, announced today that beginning this fall BJU will eliminate its Sunday morning service on campus along with society Sunday school and all students, faculty and staff will attend local churches in the area. This change will be effective Sept. 1.
“We believe it is important for our students to develop an eagerness for involvement in the life and ministry of a biblically faithful local church,” says Dr. Jones. “Maintaining faithful church involvement during the college years is vital both to our students’ spiritual growth and to their developing a long-term commitment to the local church.”
Students will be expected to attend all Sunday morning activities of a church which in most cases will be Sunday school and the Sunday morning service plus an additional service during the week—Sunday evening service, Wednesday evening service or a church shepherding group.
The University will provide additional details about church attendance to the students over the summer.
“We will make local church involvement a major emphasis next year,” says Dr. Jones. “We want our students to truly engage with a church, not just attend, and to participate in various service opportunities within the church.”
Published April 26, 2013.