To challenge and train students to know, love, and glorify God, relying upon Him to raise up qualified disciplemakers who will spread the gospel of Jesus Christ from Western to the ends of the earth.
We meet on Thursday nights at 7pm in University Center Meeting Room 218 (second floor). We bring in awesome speakers, worship together, and hang out after just for fun! We will have snacks too :)!
Come get plugged in and grow deeper in your relationship with God!
Christian Challenge e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Ricks - Alumni Director
- (970) 596-6827
Fall Retreat/Winter Retreat
The annual retreats are a chance for all Christian Challenge groups across Colorado to join together to worship God. It's a time to hear great speakers, fellowship with others and have a ton of fun! Join us this year at Ponderosa!
"The Christian Challenge retreat was awesome because of the people you got to meet and have fun with during the activities. I learned a lot and was able to deepen my faith in God because of what I took from the lessons." ~Sarah, Western Senior
Every year we have many fun activities such as ice blocking, homemade pizza making nights, climbing 14ers, game nights, Wii nights, Christmas parties, and for the last 3 years students have gone out to brand cattle!
A couple pictures from last year's 14er hike:
Before a Challenge meeting:
Service Project at the Guy's Retreat
End of the Year Banquet
At the end of each year we all dress up to honor our graduating seniors at a banquet. We have great food and a wonderful time reminiscing the past year(s). Below is a picture of us at an end of the year banquet!
Dr. Cynthia Drexel
Professor of Business
Joe and Angela - Full Time Staff
Joe and Angela have been leading Christian Challenge here at Western State for over 17 years. They have four children and love the Lord! Both Joe and Angela are alums of Western State. This past summer Joe and Angela spent the summer teaching and training college students in Denver as they led Project Impact-Denver!
Michelle - Volunteer Staff
Michelle has been on staff with Christian Challenge for over ten years and enjoys disciplining college students. She has traveled to different places around the world and loves the word of God! Michelle is also a Western alum!
Tim and Jerri - Volunteer Staff
Tim and Jerri both work on campus here at Western State College and volunteer their free time to help disciple students. They have been on staff for 5 years.
Heather - Full Time Staff
Heather is originally from Denver and just joined the Challenge staff this year. She is excited to be in Gunnison and working with Western State College students!