Welcome to IGSM!
An International and Graduate Christian group at UC Berkeley
We had a fun SF outing day at pier 39. We took the ferry from Oakland/Alameda to SF and went to eat In and out and Ghirardelli. Afterwards we hang out at Ghirardelli square and play bean bag toss!
We had an all wide church wide retreat for all the international ministers at our church. We had a good time listening to messages, attending workshops and learning about what it means to be a minister of the gospel. Overall, everyone was encouraged and reminded of the privilege we get to minister to international students.
We recently had our gospel seminar in mandarin. We had a total of 3 different session like Who is God, Who am I, Who is Jesus? All sessions were presented by our very own students and home grown IGSM members. Were so thankful that we're able to share the gospel to our Chinese friends some who were about to go back home soon.
We celebrated Easter Sunday together as a whole church. We started with an orchestra played by our very own church members, time of worship, praise. In the end we had great banquet. Everyone brought their best dish for a potluck lunch. For a moment, we got a glimpse of what Jesus was talking about Heaven, that it's like a great banquet.
The IGSM and IUSM sisters had a sleep over at Monterey and had a great time enjoying nature, eating food, riding bicycles and bond together.
This year, IGSM and IUSM we celebrated Chinese New Year together. Shufei gave a short bible study on Genesis and afterwards we were designated into different groups and come up with some performance called lightning performance. It was definitely a memorable time laughing and enjoying one another's company.
This past valentine's, IGSM had the opportunity to spend valentine's with the elderly at an Oakland nursing home. Dai gave a message on God's love and at the end we sang a song to encourage them.
Last weekend we had our annual winter retreat where we had extended time learning about God's words at Sierra Lodge. This year was special because IGSM Davis joined us for the retreat and we had an awesome time listening to messages but we also had some fun time in the snow sledding and throwing snowballs at each other. We also had an awesome time singing campfire songs, eating marshmallows, hotdogs.
This past week, Jisup gave the bible study on Luke 2 and talked about the arrival of Jesus and talked about why Jesus came as a baby in a manger rather than as a king with armies. Afterwards, we had an awesome Christmas gift exchange.
We had an awesome time celebrating Thanksgiving with delicious food and awesome performance.
IGSM is an official Christian student group at UC Berkeley. We are primarily a graduate student group, but we also welcome undergraduate students, and visiting students and scholars. The students in our group come from many countries across the world, including the United States. Our mission is to “love locally, impact globally", in which we seek to create a "home away from home" for students at Berkeley. We offer weekly Bible studies, and special talks and lectures on topics such as science vs. faith. We also offer English class, small group gatherings, fun trips around the Bay Area, sports, among other things.If you want to know more about us, contact us here, or come to our upcoming events!