Christian Student Fellowship, Inc.

Change the Campus, Change the World.

aka CSF at the University of Kentucky   |   Lexington, KY   |  www.ukcsf.org

Mission

CSF is a community of people who believe there's more to life than our individual storylines. We seek to live in a narrative that includes God and others while infusing the world with hope, with love, with life. We aspire to help others as they search for what their story will be during their 4 years of college and the years to come.

Ruling year info

1971

Ministry Director

Mr. Brian Marshall

Main address

502 Columbia Ave

Lexington, KY 40508 USA

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EIN

61-0711889

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We have found that college is a deeply influential time in a young person's life. The habits they create here they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Which means the things they are involved in and the things they learn make a deep impact in their future. We want them to know that there is room for having a relationship with Jesus and being in college! We hope this is a safe place for them to explore Christianity and grow deeper in their faith.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Student Organization

Synergy- weekly worship
Shift- program for Freshmen only
Core Groups- small bible study groups

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At the heart of CSF is the desire to be the most hospitable place in the galaxy. We want students at the University of Kentucky to find a place where they can belong to before they believe in what we teach! CSF isn't a place, or a program, it's everywhere on campus because we want the love of Jesus to be everywhere our staff and students are.

We want to invest in the next generations of world changers! We do this by giving students on campus a physical place to be as well as programing that allows them to build community. We have interest groups from knitting to serving the homeless to watching movies on Friday nights. We also have small groups dedicated to learning more about the bible. We bring in world renown speakers each year to talk about relevant topics pertaining to our time and so much more. We throw the biggest parties on campus and we take Spring Break trips all over the country (and the world). CSF does all of this to give students a space and opportunities to connect with other students.

As an organization we can meet these goals because of the countless off-campus friends we have that support the mission of CSF on UK's campus. Our budget is used to fund all the programming our organization provides because we never want cost to become the issue our students aren't involved. We also have a staff of 30+ recent graduates who's sole purpose is to connect with students! They fundraise their salaries and spend day in and day out leading groups, having coffee and often 2am conversations with students about life. We really do believe that this is one of the things that sets our ministry apart. Our physical space, located in the heart of campus, also allows us to really become a "home" base for students. Our building is open daily and all of our programming takes place within our building (and sometimes overflows into the parking lot).

Our organization has been at the University of Kentucky since the 60's. We have seen a steady growth particularly over the last decade. So much so that we have added on to our physical building in the 80's and then are currently in the middle of a capital campaign to quadruple our square footage in the next few years to be able to serve more students. Our building now currently holds about 400 students at one time. Our weekly programing can often reach attendance of 500 to 600 students and our special events can have upwards of 900 students. We desperately need more space because we don't want students to feel like they can't be a part of our organization simply because they cannot find a space to sit. We feel like this really speaks to how much we have accomplished in making this place a "home" for students. That so many of them, who aren't deeply involved, feel the freedom to walk into our building without at any moment and feel welcomed.

Financials

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Christian Student Fellowship, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Matt McKay

HouseRight

Term: 2017 - 2020

Mady Stone

Matt Stone

Martha Smith

Tony Bischoff

Fred Turner

Pete Matthews

Ian Banta

Brian Marshall