College Ministries of Virginia (CMOV) exists to plant and cultivate college ministries across the Commonwealth of Virginia. These college ministries are called Christian Student Fellowship (CSF), and each ministry's goal is to foster college age adults relationship with Christ, the Church, and their Community. We believe that during this transitional time in a young adults life, that a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ will give them direction; that discipleship within his Church will grow them, and that bringing their faith into their communities will further Christ's Gospel of grace and peace.
College Ministries of Virginia (CMOV) derives from the Christian Church/Church of Christ traditions. In practice, we are a non-denominational ministry, accepting of all people’s backgrounds and seek unity through common ground. While there is room for discussion, our essential beliefs are as follow:
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and rose from the dead.
Those accepting Christ should repent of their sin, confess their faith and be baptized into Him.
The Bible is the the inspired word of God.
The Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to save the lost and edify the saved.
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
Jesus Christ will one day return and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few”
The College years are some of the most exciting, impactful, and confusing years of any persons life. With constant pressures socially, mentally, and physically, often times students are unaware that there is also a pressure on them spiritually. Is there a God? Can I know him?What is my purpose? Who am I supposed to be?
With identity in question and with the doubts ever growing, College Ministries of Virginia hopes that we can be the bearer of the seeds of love and peace that college students so desperately long for. We carry the name of the hope of the world, and that is Jesus Christ. We believe that he alone is the giver of identity, hope, and wellness.
College campuses is the largest ministry field in our own backyard, and where many see loftiness, we see the potential of structure; and where others see disillusioned young people, we see an opportunity for stability; and where some may see lost causes, we see the grandest of harvests. We see hundreds upon thousands of college students who are deeply loved and cared for by their Creator. We see the sacrifice of Jesus coming full circle in their lives. We see people, who once filled with the Spirit, will become leaders who carry the Gospel and become harvesters in their own communities.
"36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'" (Matthew 9:35-38 ESV)
VCU - June 2005
CMOV - June 2008
ODU - 2010
JMU - 2014
CNU - 2017