Welcome to RUF!
Most come to RUF because they believe or at least are open to the possibility that knowing God would make their lives and the world better. We want friends who won’t use us. We want some of the garbage cleaned out of our lives. We want to be free from bitterness, to find love, to do something meaningful and much more. God affirms these desires but having them does not make us Christians. They make us human. The Christian begins to make sense of his or her life in view of the story of the Bible and it's culmination in the life, death, resurrection of Jesus Christ.
New to RUF?
Find us on Facebook and Twitter @auburnruf. Text "AUBURNRUF" and/or "AURUFGUYS" and/or "AURUFGIRLS" to 41411 to get announcements on your phone. Here are a few things you should look out for this fall...
Come with us to RUF's National Summer Conference! $325 before April 15th
We go Week 1 May 6-11 to Panama City Beach, FL for a great week together on the beach and around God's Word. To register and find more information click here. Each night there is worship with preaching that is designed with you in mind whether you have grown up believing, are new to the faith or exploring what you believe about God. Each morning you get to attend two seminars from this list: Relationships, Dating, and...; Jesus & Calvinism; Faith & Science; Biblical Worship; A Lot of Love to Give - A Study on Idolatry; Am I Really Free?; Can I Trust the Bible?; The Covenant Story of Redemption: The Bible's Grand Narrative and Our Place In It; Guys Only! Naked & Unashamed: Sex the Way It Was Meant to Be; Girls Only! Resting in His Delight; The Real World; Change the World? Engaging the World Without Warring Against It
The afternoon is free for time on the beach. There's a volleyball tournament, a basketball tournament, a sandcastle building competition, sailboats, paddleboards, pool game, and of course time to lay out and just relax. You'll meet new friends from other schools--Sarah Haynes is getting married in May to the one she met last year! We go out to dinner one night and there's a conference wide dance party another night. This is really a great week. After you leave school, the opportunities for such a great week of biblical teaching and building friendships are hard to come by.
If money is keeping you from going, talk to Richard. You will definitely be able to work something out. So, signup and we'll see you at the beach.
Help us make a new full album!
We need your help! The music at our meetings has been an integral part of RUF's ministry at Auburn for years. We want this album to help seal many of the truths of the gospel into peoples' hearts here. We also think people outside the Auburn RUF community will love it. To donate and find out more click here.
Grow in grace with us using the New City Catechism
Each weekday a group from RUF is considering a question with it's commentary and prayer and then talking about it as we are able over the course of the day. This catechism was put together by the Gospel Coalition and Tim Keller and draws on some of the best catechisms and confessions from the church's history. Click here, enjoy and let me know what you think!
RUF on Monday nights in Dudley B6 8PM
This spring we are studying the Miracles and Parables of Jesus from the book of Matthew. Each week we'll see the power and persistence of Jesus as he pursues us and face our need to respond to him by faith. We want to be a community that honestly engages the Bible as God's Word because he works through it unlike he does through anything else. If you have never been to one of our meetings, this is what you can expect. There is singing, announcements, prayers, readings from Scripture, opportunities to confess our sin to God or declare what we believe about him, and preaching. Many people believe already. Some used to believe and are trying to figure out if they can believe again. Some have little interest in God or Jesus but come along with a friend. Everybody’s welcome and we try our best to show you what Christians are like and speak in ways that make sense and are meaningful. We believe that if you join us to know or know more of God in your life, you will.
Fellowship Groups throughout the week
Fellowship groups are one of the ways that we get together regularly in smaller groups and try to learn to do life together around the gospel. Each group is different. They have been good ways of getting to know others in RUF, of growing in relationship with God and in introducing friends to Christianity. If you are a freshman, we hope you will check out our Freshmen Girls' Fellowship on Tuesdays and Guys' Fellowship on Wednesdays in the Student Center. Check out our fellowship groups page for more info.
Other things we do...
Our goal is not for you do so much with RUF that you've been taken out of the university. We hope that what we do serves you, other students on campus and members of the surrounding community. To that end, there are servant teams that promote all kinds of things: dinner groups, ultimate frisbee, conversation clubs with international students, conferences, mission trips, a Bible club at a day care center, bingo at a retirement home, urban ministry in Montgomery and much more.