the newman center's onsite focus missionaries are passionate about changing the world and helping you live a life of purpose.
Life is about relationships and sharing experiences. So you'll often find us playing sports on the Union green space, watching movies at a friend's house or going for coffee at Coho. Find out how you can get involved with Bible studies, FOCUS Greek and Varsity Catholic and get plugged in.
To Know, Love and Serve God | We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
To Build Virtuous Friendships | By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
To Teach Others to Share Christ | We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.
never a dull moment.
One of the most important things we can do to experience God is to read His Word on a weekly basis. Just as important is experiencing it with others. If you have no idea where to start, crave meaningful friendships, or you know a lot and want to go even deeper, joining a Bible study is for you. Stop by the Newman Center’s FOCUS office off of the first floor lounge or 'ask a missionary' below to find one that fits your schedule.
focus boot camp
Encounter the Holy Spirit and experience the need for a new Pentecost at the FOCUS Boot Camp retreat. When praying with the Trinity, Catholics often forget the Third Person, the Holy Spirit. FOCUS hosts a weekend Bootcamp retreat once a semester that allows students to seek healing and pray with the Holy Spirit. In order to live out this new Pentecost, we teach students how to invite the Holy Spirit into their prayer, both individually and with others. Stop by the Newman Center’s FOCUS office off of the first floor lounge or 'ask a missionary' below for more information.
Just as the Apostles gathered together in the upper room to pray and build each other up, the FOCUS missionaries gather with their disciples. Once or twice a semester, the missionary team and all students in discipleship come together to pray, to be built up, and to refocus on why we have said 'yes' to being a disciple of Christ. Stop by the Newman Center’s FOCUS office off of the first floor lounge or 'ask a missionary' below for more information.
Want to experience Christ with thousands of your closet friends? Once a year at the beginning of January, FOCUS hosts a national conference that brings students from all over the country together to pray, learn, and be sent out to evangelize their campus. The five-day long SEEK and Student Leadership Summit (SLS) Conferences allow us to come encounter Christ, learn the faith, and experience the Universal Church. Stop by the Newman Center’s FOCUS office off of the first floor lounge or 'ask a missionary' below for more information.
FOCUS understands that to live the faith, you need people to walk with you. It is especially helpful to have people who understand what you are going through because they have experienced it themselves. FOCUS brings in missionaries who have been student athletes in college to serve the student athletes at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. If you are a student athlete looking to live for Christ, get connected with the Varsity Catholic missionaries. Stop by the Newman Center’s FOCUS office off of the first floor lounge or 'ask a missionary' below for more information.
While being Greek can be provide many amazing opportunities, it can sometimes be difficult to grow in faith. FOCUS knows this and desires to serve the Greek students and recognize what a blessing Greek life can be. FOCUS Greek missionaries spend most of their time in the Greek houses living life with Greek students and teaching them how to lead others to a relationship with Christ. Come to our weekly meeting Tuesday nights at 8pm at the Newman Center and be sure to like the FOCUS Greek Facebook page. Stop by the Newman Center’s FOCUS office off of the first floor lounge or 'ask a missionary' below for more information.
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