College Ministry

College Ministry

Welcome to the Southern Christian Student Center located at 3500 Montague Boulevard on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The SCSC is owned and operated by the Kensington Woods Church of Christ with oversight of the shepherds.

At the SCSC our mission is to fortify the faith of college students, edify one another, and evangelize campus. As a dynamic campus ministry, we are dedicated to fostering a supportive Christian environment where students can flourish spiritually, support each other, and spread the transformative Gospel message of Christ. Our ministry extends its reach to the college campuses of USM, William Carey, Jones College, PRCC, and to all aged 18 to 25 in South Mississippi.

Fortifying Faith: The SCSC provides a nurturing environment where students can deepen their faith through engaging in Bible studies throughout the week. We aim to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed to fortify their faith and navigate their lives through spiritual lens.

Edifying: Building each other up in faith and love is a core value of our ministry. Through weekly activities, fellowship meals, weekend retreats, and small group Bible studies, we seek to edify and support one another. We understand that college can be a difficult time in life and that’s why it’s imperative that we are encouraging and uplifting one another, so we can create a strong and resilient campus ministry that reflects Christ.

Evangelizing: Sharing the Gospel of Christ is the central focus of our ministry.

Our goal is that when our students leave college, they can confidently teach someone the Gospel so that wherever they go in life, they’ll be able to grow the Lord’s church! How do we accomplish this goal? Simply through discipleship, evangelistic Bible studies, and mission trips, we are equipping students to boldly proclaim the Gospel and to carry out the Great Commission. We are committed to spreading the message of Salvation on campus and helping change the world around us.

Follow us on Instagram (@usmscsc) and Facebook (@Southern Christian Student Center)

To keep up with our events

Our Weekly events

  • Sunday: Kensington Woods Church of Christ
  • Tuesday: Dinner & Devo at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: Bible study on USM’s campus at 7:30pm
  • Thursday: Ladies Bible Study at 7:00pm & Benevolence Bible study

Campus evangelist

Ben Rickman
Phone: (662)404-1843