Vine & Branches (V&B) Campus Ministry at Concord University (CU) in partnership with Concord United Methodist Church (CUMC) is a vibrant student organization serving the college, Church, community and beyond. The vision for V&B is to spread the gospel of peace, love, unity and acceptance among faculty, staff, and students by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The primary goal of V&B is to nurture young disciples of Jesus Christ. V&B’s second goal is to increase outreach and service opportunities for young people. To accomplish these goals, V&B will:
- Provide at least one spiritual formation gathering each week for students throughout the fall and spring semesters of the academic year;
- Provide at least one fellowship meal for students each week throughout the fall and spring semesters of the academic year;
- Provide concerts and worship services that encourage spiritual development among members of the church, college, and community;
- Provide opportunities for fellowship and outreach to international students;
- Provide opportunities for volunteer service; and,
- Develop partnerships with other community-based organizations.