REFUGE

What // Worship, Biblical teaching, community

When // Thursday nights at 7pm  

Where // BCM building, 183 Old Greenville Hwy


Every Thursday during the semester, you are invited to join us at 7:00pm for Refuge, our weekly gathering. You can expect to meet new people, freely worship, and hear teaching from the Bible. Come as you are! We are a people in process, pursuing a transforming relationship with Jesus and each other. We gather weekly because we believe Jesus is true refuge





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Welcome Week Events (Aug 15-20)

Come hang out with Clemson BCM! Details Below!

  • Games on Bowman Field - August 15 @ 7PM

    Bowman Field is a huge field in the center-North of campus, next to the beginning of Downtown and Old Main. We are going to set up games such as volleyball, spikeball, ultimate frisbee. Come join us @ 7pm!

  • Tiger Prowl - (Date TBD)

    Tiger Prowl is Clemson University’s largest student organization and involvement fair where students can explore and connect with a multitude of extra- and co-curricular opportunities. Clemson BCM will be there to answer any questions about our ministry and to connect you with our student leaders! Looking forward to seeing y'all there!

  • Free Popsicles Near the HorseShoe - Augst 17 @ 3-6PM

    Come stop by our table and grab a cold popsicle (or two). We will be promoting our weekly refuge service on Thursdays @ 7pm and our upcoming luau on the 20th of August.

  • Welcome Back Drop-in - August 18 @ 6-8pm

    Come stop by the BCM building for some free food and good vibes! Find out more about who we are and what we do on Clemson's campus. We are located just across the street from the lower intramural fields. Location below.

  • Our First Refuge Night - August 19 @ 7PM

    Every Thursday during the semester, you are invited to join us at the BCM Building @ 7:00pm for Refuge, our weekly gathering. You can expect to meet new people, freely worship, and hear teaching from the Bible. Come as you are! We are a people in process, pursuing a transforming relationship with Jesus and each other. We gather weekly because we believe Jesus is the true refuge. 

  • Luau - August 2o @ 7PM

    One of our biggest events of the year. You don't want to miss the luau! Come join us for live music and free BBQ. Bring your rommates, friends and anyone who is interested! It's going to be blast!

OUR LOCATION

183 Old Greenville Hwy


Our building is located across from the tennis center and lower intramural fields.

Get involved


  • SIGN UP FOR A COMMUNITY GROUP




    Freshmen Girls

    When: Mondays 7pm

    Where: BCM Building

    Leaders: Sarah and Maggie

    Ready to meet your new best friends who will be in your wedding one day? This group meets weekly on or near campus for study and sharing life together. 


    Join FRESHMEN GROUPME



    Freshmen Guys

    When: Mondays 7pm

    Where: TBA

    Leaders: Jordan and Samuel

    Guys need some besties as well. You'll find them here over Bible study, grilling out, and other adventures. 


    JOIN FRESHMEN GROUPME



    Upperclassmen girls

    When: Mondays 7pm

    Where: BCM Building

    Leaders: Sydney and Kaitlyn

      


    Upperclassmen guys

    When: Wednesdays 7pm

    Where: TBA

    Leaders: Haydon and Seth


  • SIGN UP FOR A SERVE TEAM


    LOVE THE CAMPUS

    There's one word that describes this team: Influence. This serve team of 7-10 people meets weekly for outreach on campus. Our first mission field is college students! We want to love students, serve them, and increase the presence of Jesus in their life. This team will work strategically and creatively to love and serve students on and off campus in Jesus' name. Hand out free popsicles on a hot day, giving out candy and other acts of kindness before common exams or offer free water. We take every opportunity to engage in acts of generosity that foster relationship and display genuine care and concern for the lives of others. We want to LOVE THE CAMPUS. 



    RIPPLE OF ONE

    This team partners with Ripple of One in Seneca. Ripple of One's mission is to "empower families to move beyond public assistance and into their full God-given potential." Ripple mainly works with mom and kids/youth. This serve team will help in the Ripple Resale store, collect items for the store, help with special events, and assist with kids at The Well once a month on a Thursday night (yes, you'll miss Refuge worship once a month, but for an excellent reason!). There is also an opportunity to mentor a youth weekly, although it's optional. 



    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    This serve team is focusing on relationships, making new friends, and learning about culture. The team meets weekly, typically Wednesday evenings. There are 1,460 international students at Clemson from 89 different countries. Leviticus 19:34 tells us, "You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God." We reach out to love the world that has come to us as we in turn learn so much from them!  



    PALMETTO VILLAGE

    This team meets on Fridays from 3-5pm at a nearby apartment complex to spend time with kids and youth. They also host seasonal get-togethers around holidays and breaks. Team size is 8-10 students, and we need both male and female. Our goal is befriending our neighbors for long term relationships that preserve the value and dignity of local residents. It is easy to see certain neighborhoods as social and economic weaknesses. We can choose to dwell on these weaknesses, or we can choose to see potential. We can choose to see marginalized individuals, or we can choose to see friends and neighbors. This team will take the posture of learners by working together to build friendships for the restoration, peace, & empowerment that Jesus brings to us all.  

  • SIGN UP FOR A CONNECT GROUP


    Small. Micro. Connect groups are same gender groups of 3 led by an older student or intern/staff to study the Bible and talk life. These groups are so life giving because we can take the masks off and really love one another as the Scriptures and Holy Spirit change us. We can pair you random or with a friend, just let us know when you sign up. 

  • CLARKSTON, GA

    December 11-15, 2021

    Spend part of your winter break working with the Family Heritage Foundation who works with 2,000 refugees from all over the world. Work with kids, assist the ministry, and make an impact. 

    Team size-12

    Cost-$100

    Sign up deadline-November 1


    CHARLESTON, SC

    March 19-24, 2022
    All we can say is don't miss this one! Work at Windwood Children's Home and other ministries in the city.
    Team size-45
    Cost-$50
    Sign up deadline-February 4.

    SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
    Dates TBA
    An experience of serving and learning in the SF Bay area. Assist churches and learn inner city ministry. 
    Team size-15
    Cost-TBA
    Sign up deadline-TBA

    ADVENTURE TRIP
    Dates TBA
    Join us for an adventure in the Appalachian Mountains of NC and GA. White water rafting, rock hopping the Tallulah Gorge, and 2 nights backpacking.
    Team size-15
    Cost-$100, includes rafting, camping fees, and transportation.
    Sign up deadline-TBA

    DENVER COLORADO
    Dates TBA
    Our 6th Urban Immersion Experience to ColorRADo. 6 days in Denver for an inner city ministry immersion and 3 days in the mountains. Learn from ministries and leaders that work with the homeless, immigrants, street kids, and under resourced families. Process meeting human needs in the name of Jesus and how it relates to your life in Clemson. This is a learning experience that will shape how you think and live for years to come. Finish the trip by camping (easy camping with toilets!) and exploring in the mountains.
    Team size-15
    Cost-$800, which includes housing, flights, insurance, camping, tee-shirt, and most meals.
    Sign up deadline-TBA

    PLANET EARTH
    SUMMER MISSIONS 2022
    This is the state wide BCM SUMMER MISSIONS program. Students from BCMs across the state team up and travel the globe together during the summer! Various trips all summer long! Anywhere from 7 days to 2 months. Across the USA and across the globe. Application deadline is February 14th. LEARN ABOUT TRIPS AND APPLY HERE. You can also grab a GO BOOK at BCM.

our vision


What's a kingdom leader? Jesus talked more about the Kingdom of God than anything else. Wherever Jesus went the Kingdom spread in word and action. Leadership is influence. Our vision is for students to be influencers in the ways of the Kingdom now, and in 50 years.  


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