2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
quadrangle, etc.) should be quiet and restful, reserved for naps, reading and
group worship. The Pointe should also be considered a “quiet” area on the
Lord’s Day. Sanctioned athletics may occasionally occur on Sunday afternoon.
Opportunities for Spiritual Focus
Throughout the year we schedule particular opportunities for special spiritual
focus and ministry. Attendance at each of these opportunities is expected unless
excused in advance by the Student Life Office.
CIU is committed to the principle that prayer and faith should be
demonstrated in the life of every believer. For this reason prayer days will be
scheduled each semester with an emphasis on corporate prayer. Classes will
be cancelled or shortened; faculty, staff, and students are to be involved in
these days of prayer.
Fall 2017 Prayer Days:
Sept. 13, Oct. 24, Nov. 14
Spring 2018 Prayer Days:
Jan. 24, Feb. 22, March 20
Christian Life Conference:
CLC is a wonderful opportunity for spiritual renewal
and personal commitment for the CIU family. Pastor James Womack (Destiny
Church, Ft. Worth, Texas) will be our speaker in chapel the week of
World Christian Week:
CIU, as a corporate body, has the opportunity to
celebrate what God is doing in the world and to challenge our participation
in the Great Commission. WCW provides an excellent opportunity to interact
with mission representatives from all over the world and possibly receive
direction for the future. WCW will be the week of
Feb. 19-22, 2018.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs
Use of alcohol, tobacco (including e-cigarettes and all types of vaping), or illegal
drugs of any kind is prohibited. Exception: participation in communion at church
where wine is served is permitted. Students should not accept employment
in businesses where the primary function of the establishment is the serving
of alcohol, even if food is also served. A good question to keep in mind when
considering employment is, “Would this establishment be in existence if alcohol
was not served?” If it would not, it is not an appropriate place to work.
Movies, Music & Computer Use
Students are asked to practice godly discernment in their visual and listening choices.
We should limit our viewing and listening to material that does not violate biblical
principles of purity and worthiness in order to maintain personal purity and to avoid
being a stumbling block for one another or the gospel (II Cor. 6:3-10; I Tim. 4:12).
Movie ratings are unreliable guides as to
the appropriateness of any given movie.
For example, movies rated PG may contain
strong violence or sexually suggestive
dialogue. Ultimately we must all learn to
make choices that honor God first, rather
than seeking to satisfy our own desires or
curiosities. While ratings are unreliable, movies rated NC-17 or X are not to
be viewed. Since the entertainment media often promotes unbiblical beliefs,
Should I see this movie?
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