William Freed-Pastor '10, Abraham Kim '10, Natalia Mendoza '11
Columbia Christian Fellowship (CCF) is an inter-denominational, student-run organization that encourages students to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you’d like to explore the Bible, CCF is a great place to ask questions. All are welcome to the weekly meetings, which include Bible study, singing, prayer, food, and a great time. CCF includes students in the medical, dental, graduate, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health schools, as well as friends and spouses.
Various speakers, including medical missionaries, practicing medical professionals in NYC, and others address the group. In addition, CCF has hosted a weekend retreat where students enjoyed a change of scenery, fun, food, and a chance to dig deeper into their faith. Likewise, Columbia students join Christians from other medical schools throughout the NYC area to tackle various service projects and enjoy worshipping together.
Medical school is an exciting and challenging time. Along with gaining a tremendous amount of knowledge, students find that their values and convictions are continually tested. As John R. Mott, the founder of the P&S Club (and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), said, “let us...gather around...Jesus Christ, and let him revise our plans, and if need be our lives.