Hello there! On this page you can find more information about the SMD and what we are doing during the semester. Although most of our meetings or talks are in German, we always offer an English translation for you. If you have any questions, just contact 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).
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 Semester Break
15.08. – Planning Day for the Upcoming Semester
03.09. – Worship Evening
17.09. – Sandwich & Game Night
Programme for the Winter Term 19/20
08.10. – Welcome Evening with Snacks (L2.202)
22.10. – Theme Evening „Making the Most of Your Time at University“ (L2.202)
05.11. – Talk with Markus Janzen „Called to Freedom“
19.11. – Worship Evening
03.11. – Night Walk
17.12. – Christmas Party
14.01. – Talk with Dr. Jürgen Spieß „Historical Jesus“
28.01. – Final Evening
Theme Evenings and Events…
usually start 19:30 at the University of Paderborn. Rooms are announced in advance.
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.