Don't miss our upcoming Getaway to Hoosierland weekend March 23 to 25, 2018.
This is a weekend of fun, fellowship, learning and growth and getting to spend some time with our students both far and near. We will begin in Indianapolis on Friday night and then travel to Bloomington on Saturday. We will tour the Indiana University campus, take part in recreational activities and more! We return to UT on Sunday.
Daily devotions with the subject of "Passion Week" will be lead by our students as a part of our weekend as this is the beginning of Holy Week.
There is no cost to join in the fun other than you will need to bring money for food. Breakfast is free at our hotels. Departure and return times to UT will be posted for those who have chosen to participate!
You may want to bring footwear appropriate for hiking as we may do some hiking while we are in Bloomington. We are staying in hotels each evening so you will not need sleeping items other than your favorite pillow. Obviously, bring your personal articles you will need for a weekend!
Wednesday nights are busy at the ACT House (2018 Bretton Place Toledo 43606)! We begin with our Free Family Dinner at 5:30 PM. If class or your job is off later, no worries! We'll save some for you!
We prepare a special and sometimes unique meal each Wednesday. We serve everything from the typical (pizza, tacos) to the off-beat (breakfast for dinner, cereal). We will also grill out when possible including everything from pork chops to hot dogs and burgers!
Bible Study begins at 7:00 PM. Our Spring Bible Study focuses on the book of James. Come find out how James brings clairity to what it means to be truly part of Christian fellowship and community! Come join us!
Student Leadership Team invites ACT students to share with us in a daily devotion, prayer and Bible reading plan. Download the Bible app at https://www.youversion.com/. Search for the "Rooted" 21 day plan or the "21 Days of Prayer" plan. We officially begin on March 18 and conclude on April 8. The goal is simple - to develop a habit of Bible reading and prayer!
Those students who have completed at least one of the two 21 day challenges will be invited to join in a FREE sit down celebration dinner in April. Use that for inspiration as you read daily!
Share your progress with other ACT'ers as we become accountability partners for each other. Make it a habit to spend time in the Word and in prayer as we help each other along the way.
These daily readings will provide you with insight and wisdom as you explore the word of God each day and begin a habit of daily Bible reading.
We have a big day planned for Saturday, April 7! It is our second annual, all Toledo Scavenger Hunt planned by our ACT ladies for the ACT men.
The fun begins at 2 PM when the men will be sent out across the city of Toledo following clues to see if they can complete the hunt created by our ladies. Once the hunt is over, the ladies have planned a dinner for everyone back at the ACT UT Campus House!
Why have the ladies planned the Scavenger Hunt for the men? This was the result of the annual Coin Wars challenge. The losers had to create a scavenger hunt for the winners. This is pay off day!
Plan now to join in on the fun whether sending the men off scavenging or being the scavenger! Don't forget: 2 PM at the ACT UT Campus House (2018 Bretton Place, Toledo, 43604).
ACT UT is joining together for a 24 hour Fast and Pray Marathon. We begin at 7 PM on April 12 and conclude on April 13 at 7 PM. During this time, we will fast of all dry foods other than crackers if necessary to get through the entire fast. Juices are allowed. We would love to have you join us in this effort.
On Friday, April 13 we will gather to end our fast with a light dinner at 7 PM together. We will discuss our response to the fast, what we learned, what we could do better and celebrate!
Why fast and pray? We see that this is something that Jesus advocated in Scripture. Mark 2:18-19 and 20 says, "And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.”
This is a time to strengthen your relationship with God, build community as we undergird each other in this effort and strengthen our faith. Please consider joining us either on your own or with us!
Join our ACT men for Men's Group Mondays at 7:00 PM. You may join any time. No need to sign up, just show up! We study, fellowship and enjoy refreshments. Message us for location details (or check our social media outlets).
Our ACT Men's group studies different topics and Scripture throughout the year. During the Fall Semester, our men will look at Christianity from an Eastern perspective. Expect fascinating discusion and fantastic fellowship!
We would love to have all of our ACT men join us for an opportunity to talk about issues that matter over refreshments and activities. Comments on our study are encouraged. We will share prayer, thoughts we have come across in our faith reading and a good time with men sharing together.
Contact us for more information!
Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo (ACT UT) gathers for worship at the ACT UT House (2018 Bretton Place) each Sunday night at 6:30 PM. Come as you are!
Our ACT UT Sunday Worship Encounter will encounter prayer from a personal and corporate perspective during our Spring Semester. How can we make an impACT on campus? One way is through prayer.
Prayer is a wonderful, life-giving habit of practical discipleship. God invited us as His children to call on Him, to answer our prayers when we ask according to His will and He has promised to hear us when we pray.
Prayer is the sacred privilege of being encountered by God’s sustaining, transforming and empowering presence. Prayer turns our hearts toward God and moves God’s heart toward us.
We have all experienced the power of private prayer. We have experienced those times when we called on the Lord in the secret place of prayer and He heard us, and He answered us in power for His glory. There is something special about entering God’s presence, by yourself, to talk to Him in secret. It’s something we should all do, and should do often.
In the Bible, prayer takes many forms and is prompted by many different occasions and concerns. Over the course of this semester, we will learn to pray through the prayers of God’s people drawn from both the Old and New Testament. Above all, we will seek to cultivate our life together in Christ at ACT UT by growing stronger in prayer as a campus ministry family. Join us Sunday night at 6:30!
February 11 ~ How To Pray Like A Righteous Man – James 5:1-20
February 25 ~ The Power Of Persistent Prayer – Daniel 10:1-14
March 11 ~ The Power Of Persuasive Prayer – Exodus 32:1-20
March 18 ~ The Most Powerful Prayer – Acts 13:1-3
March 25 ~ Thoughts on Prayer with Jim Smarkel of Winebrenner Theological Seminary
April 1 ~ Praying Easter and The Ugly Beautiful Cross
April 8 ~ Praying the Psalms
Come and worship with us! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Sunday Night Worship Encounter! You never know when the Lord will change your life!
Active Christians Today will hit the road on Easter Sunday (April 1) for a church visit to Delta Church of Christ in Delta, Ohio at 10:30 AM. Plan now to be a part! The worship team will be at the church for rehearsal at 8 AM.
Delta Church of Christ is a huge supporter of Active Christians Today. They hold an annual "paper drive" collecting items for use by our students at our campus house at UT and BG. They also fund us through their mission giving.
Not only will we visit the church, but our worship team students and leaders will handle the praise and worship during the Delta service!
So what is a "church visit?" Active Christians Today is supported by many individuals and churches. ACT makes many "church visits" throughout the year to see our friends and supporters. These visits allow us to answer questions about our ministries, meet students who are supported by these churches and let individuals know about the opportunities we have on our campuses.