Thanks for taking the time to explore what we have going on with college-age students at Dawson! By college-age, we mean anyone between the ages of 18 & 23, whether they are in college, the military, or working. Come check out what we have going on here at Dawson!
9:45 a.m. // Worship in the Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. // College Life Group in the Choir Room (3rd floor, North Building)
Dawson Worship services happen at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. During the semester, we encourage college students to attend the 9:45 a.m. service and join us in the Choir Room at 11:00 a.m. for College Life Group.
AUXANO is our weeknight worship service for college students and young adults. It meets on Tuesdays during the semester at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel on Dawson’s campus. We gather together every week to worship God through song, prayer, and the Word.
Fall: August 29, 2023—November 28, 2023
Spring: January 16, 2024—April 16, 2024
Life Group: Sunday Mornings
This is a great way to meet other college-age students here in Birmingham and the surrounding area. We dive into the Word together each week and are led in a lesson by one of our College Life Group Leaders. College Life Group meets at 11:00 a.m. in the Choir Room and is led by Brian and Lacey Middleton, Jonathan and Kristi Kelley, and our college team.
Wednesday Night Church
There are many ways to get involved at Dawson throughout the week during the semester. First, join us at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Fellowship Supper (college students eat free!). You can then choose to serve in an age-group ministry, rehearse with the Sanctuary Choir or Orchestra, serve on the Kitchen Team, or join an intergenerational Bible Study at 6:00 p.m. Our college team will be in the Fellowship Hall and will rotate between the different ministries weekly to ensure you get to where you need to be.
Village: Thursday Nights
Village is a great opportunity to get a taste of the community here at Dawson during the semester. These groups meet every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. during the semester in a church member’s home. Come enjoy food with us at the beginning of our weekly time in the Word. For more information about group locations, please contact Cole Griffith, or follow the information in our Instagram bio.
Village kickoff dates for the academic year are as follows:
Fall: August 31, 2023—November 30, 2023
Spring: January 18, 2024—April 18, 2024
Resist || Restore
Resist the urge to do more. Meet with God to be restored.
On Rest Weeks, Dawson College Ministry will pause all College events through the week (excluding Life Group). To rest is to create time and space for meditation on what the LORD has taught you and to practice the truth of our limits and dependence on God. God works when we are weary.
Our “Rest Weeks” for the fall will be the weeks of September 24, October 29, and November 19. Our “Rest Weeks” for the spring will be the weeks of February 11, March 3, and March 31.
Service and Mission
Dawson's College Ministry is a ministry of service to the church, the community, and the world. Our college students are actively serving here in various ministries and with other organizations around the city. We also help to send college students on the numerous mission trips that our church offers each year. If you would like information on how to serve at Dawson or about other missions opportunities, please contact Cole Griffith.
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