by Austin Painter
As many of the alumni and current students know, social clubs are a huge part of the campus life of Freed-Hardeman. You’ll quickly learn that FHU is already your “home away from home”, but your chosen social club can become your “family away from family.” Many of the new students are just now getting involved with their social clubs and finding out what this aspect of campus is all about. Each club has it’s own way of operating and performing inside FHU, and they assist students while they become well-rounded individuals.
Clubs help students to grow spiritually while they’re on campus. Whether it’s club prayer groups, girls devotionals, racquetball court singings, devotionals before meetings, service projects, or Spring Break mission trips, each club finds its own unique ways to instill spiritual growth. One of the many ways that all the clubs collectively connect is through a club-unity devotional. The social club presidents each participate in the devotional service with prayer, singing, and reading from God’s word. Here are some of the thoughts on those unified club devotionals:
“Sometimes with the yin and yang of conflicting social clubs, we forget what FHU really is about and why we are here on this earth.” – Senior Social Club member
“The club unity devotionals are about putting aside our different personalities and focusing on one thing: God. Humans are all made different and made to be competitive, but God also made us to love everyone.” – Social Club president
“It truly is an incredible blessing seeing others come together to worship and praise God who continuously gives blessings to all of us here at FHU.” – Freshman Social Club member
Spiritual growth takes place all across campus, and our social clubs are no exception!