Campus Center, Room 107
Religious Life Office
1 McMurry University #128
Abilene, TX 79697
At the very heart of Religious Life is serving our campus and our world. If you are interested in serving on any of these mission opportunities, please contact the Religious Life Offices.
"Students come to college to learn, but at times like these the learning is more than just book knowledge. It is spiritual growth. They take the critical thinking skills that they learn in the classroom and wrestle with how to process such deep spiritual and life lessons. These are lessons that they will truly take with them for the rest of their lives."
-Dr. Cindy Martin, associate professor of Mathematics
McMurry in Motion is our answer to this important question. By developing opportunities for intentional engagement by students in national and international missions, we hope to provide transformational experiences for those serving and those being served. Christian author Frederick Buechner has defined vocation as "that place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." As University students struggle with questions of vocation and calling, McMurry in Motion serves as a catalyst to discover where one's deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
The MICAH Project is our five-year plan to execute this vision of seeing McMurry students, faculty and staff engage in creative missional opportunities around the world.
MICAH is an acronym for the six countries/regions of the world in which McMurry is establishing long-term, transformational relationships with people who are already participating in the work of God in these regions. These countries/regions include:
Mexico, the Middle East, India China, Africa and Haiti
The MICAH Project was launched in the summer of 2010 as a group of students, faculty and staff traveled to Nanjing, China on an exploratory mission. As of summer 2011, McMurry has sent teams to China, the Mexico border and Haiti. Join the McMurry community as we take our next steps toward realizing this exciting vision!