LoveASU exists to partner with the Body of Christ. Our goal is not to replace the local church or campus ministries, but to come alongside existing ministries and organizations to reach our city and campus together through corporate prayer and united mission. It is our firm belief that if the Body of Christ will come together in prayer and united mission, then city-wide transformation will come.
The heart of LoveASU is to see all campus ministries grow. We want to see more unreached people join ASU’s Christian community, and have all ministries working together, strengthening and lifting up one another in love. While upholding the identity of each individual ministry, LoveASU is bringing together campus leaders to join together and pray for the overall growth of the Christian community at ASU.
The heart of LoveASU is also united prayer on ASU’s campus. We desire to see people from all ministries, denominations, and communities come together seeking after the heart of God. Our mission is to call the campus to a place of prayer and worship before the Lord. The Prayer House is a picture of this mission where we all can join together as one with Christ and unite in prayer to see revival come to ASU. Events at the Prayer House include Monday Night Prayer and Worship Gatherings, large-scale prayer events, and seasons of 24-hour Prayer.
LoveASU is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are able to receive tax-deductible donations online or directly at PO Box 7280 Tempe, AZ 85281. All checks should be made out to LoveASU, Inc.
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"To partner with the Body of Christ through 24-hour prayer and strategically united mission to see the radical love of Jesus Christ completely transform Arizona State University, Arizona and the world."
We believe that if the campus experiences revival, great societal reformation will take place. This overflow will result in a move of God that will touch other campuses, regions, and the nations of the world.
The first teaching that was requested by Jesus’ Twelve disciples was about prayer (Luke 11). Throughout the Scriptures and modern church history, there are a few common threads preceding every missions movement. One of those commonalities is the prevalence of prayer. Starting with the descending of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost (see Acts 2), leading up to the modern day transformation of cities around the world; each of these authentic moves of God began with the Body of Christ uniting in prayer.
It is essential to call the Body of Christ to prayer while not neglecting other important activities such as evangelism and discipleship. Rather, prayer must occur in conjunction with other evangelistic and discipleship opportunities, thereby enhancing our efforts in spreading the Gospel and making disciples of the nation
One of Jesus' last prayers on this earth was this: "May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me" (John 17:23). There is a multiplication in effectiveness that takes place when ministries unite under one purpose and in one spirit, under the lordship of Jesus Christ.
It is crucial to unite on core matters while still maintaining diversity in each ministry's specific mission. We cannot afford to remain isolated from each other, remaining only within our denominational, cultural, or generational boundaries. If we are going to reach an entire campus, we're going to need a campus-wide Church.
Spread Jesus' Love
In John 15:5, Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (NKJV) Jesus states clearly that without an understanding of God’s love and a life in the Scriptures, you can do nothing. If Christians would understand God’s love and spend their days reading the Scriptures, then we would see “fruit”, as in salvation, deliverance and spiritual growth.
A clear directive of LoveASU is to spread Jesus' love. This is achieved through the stewardship of prayer, facilitation of unity on campus and other united evangelization efforts. But no matter what we are involved with, all activities and strategies must revolve around and promote the love of Jesus Christ.
Bible: Only the sixty-six books of the Bible (in its original writing) are the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God. The Bible alone is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live (Prov. 30:5; Matthew 5:18; John 10:35 and 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21).
Trinity: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and coeternal (see Gen. 1:26; Isa. 9:6; Matt. 3:16,17; 28:19; Luke 1:35; Heb. 3:7-11; 1 John 5:7).
Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the Cross for all mankind and, thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Bible, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (see Isa. 9:6; John 1:1,14; 20:28; Phil. 2:5,6; 1 Tim. 2:5; 3:16).
Virgin Birth: Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (see Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18,23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
Redemption: Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, it fell (the Fall). Humanity’s only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (see Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).
Regeneration: For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (see John 6:44,65).
Salvation: We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort (see Rom. 10:9,10; Acts 16:31; Gal. 2:16; 3:8; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:22).
Repentance: Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (see Acts 2:21; 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
Sanctification: Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that Christians are enabled to live a godly life (see Rom. 8:29; 12:1,2; 2 Cor. 3:18; 6:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1-3; Heb. 2:11).
Jesus’ Blood: The blood Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100 percent sufficient to cleanse humankind from all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (see John 1:29; Rom. 3:10-12,23; 5:9; Col. 1:20; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5; 5:9).
Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers: Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him, thus making Jesus the Lord of their lives as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried and rose again from the dead (see John 1:12; 14:17,23; 15:4; Rom. 8:11; Rev. 3:20).
Resurrection: Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected – they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (see Luke 24:16,36,39; John 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42,44; Phil. 1:21-23; 3:21).
Heaven: Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ (see Matt. 5:3,12,20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb. 11:16; 1 Pet. 1:4).
Hell: After living one life on earth, unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be punished with eternal, conscious, and tormented separation from the presence of God in the lake of fire. This is where Satan (once known as Lucifer) and the fallen angels will be sent (see Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8).
Second Coming: Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (see Matt. 24:30; 26:63,64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 1:7,8; Rev. 1:7).
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