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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.

Prayer Days:

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

Sept. 11-

14, 2017.

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?

Check it out before you see it: