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Hello there! If you want to know more about the SMD and our current programme, then check out the information below…

About Us

The SMD of Paderborn is a Christian student group at the University of Paderborn. Right now we are round about 30 students (including some non-students) from different courses of studies. Moreover, we have different religious backgrounds, interests, ideas and favourite dishes.

What unites us, is our faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that God has shown himself through Jesus and that everything that is connected with him is not only good for us, but also good for other people. As Christians we meet us at the university of Paderborn to share our faith and our lifes together.

Our group belongs to the SMD (Student Mission in Germany), a non-denominational network of Christians at school, at university and at work. Besides the SMD of Paderborn, there are more than 70 other SMD groups across Germany (hochschulgruppen.smd.org).

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Group Photo 2018

We want to …

  • … challenge Christians to experience their faith as something concrete and vivid.
  • … create a place, where searching people and non-christians can inform themselves about Christianity and to experience a life as a Christian.

To our understanding, one major point of the Christian faith is communication: God communicates with us and other people through the bible. That is also the reason why we exchange our views in questions of faith and want to talk to other students about what we believe in. In this regard, thinking, believing and experiencing are always connected with each other.

Our goal ist talk in a open manner with everyone who is interested in Christianity. This also means that everyone gets the chance to speak equally. It is important to us that we don’t impose our views upon others or manipulate someone in any way. We are glad about everyone who decides him or herself to become a Chrisitan. Nonetheless, we accept people who have different beliefs. With this is in mind, this is also illustrates what we understand by missionary work.

Programme for the Summer Term 2019

09.04. – Welcome Evening (O1.224)

23.04. –  Theme Evening with Markus Janzen (O1.224)

07.05. –  Worship Evening

21.05. –  Marcus Theatre (Theatre Play of Mark’s Gospel) | 1st performance (SP2 0.227)

22.05. –  Marcus Theatre (Thatre Play of Marks’s Gospel) | 2nd performance (SP2 0.227)

04.06. – Talk with Ulrich Parzany – If the journey is our destination, what can we find at the end of it? (H2)

11.06. – Activity: Outdoor Game Evening

13.06. – Trip to Altena (start)

16.06. – Trip to Altena (end)

25.06. – Theme Evening with Daniel Critchlow (English)

09.06. – Final Evening

Theme Evenings and Events…

usually start 19:30 at the University of Paderborn.  Rooms are announced in advance.

Midday Devotions…

are on Tuesday and on Wednesday from 13:30 – 14:00 at „Raum der Stille“ (N3. 206)

Every 2nd Tuesday

… we meet us in home groups (usually on the Tuesdays where we don’t have a group meeting) . For more information you can contact us.