How the church changes everything: Jenna's story

News | September 30, 2015

I think it would have been extremely easy to focus most of my attention on school and “put off” my relationship with God if I didn’t have such strong fellowship within the CCO and Bellefield Church. There is a lot of pressure in graduate school to ignore anything that could be regarded as a social life and devote your energy to your research. Being surrounded by other Christians who help me grow in my faith helps me to build my identity in Christ instead of in my work.

I don’t think I would have had the strength and conviction to grow in my faith during these past few years if I weren’t plugged in with the CCO at Bellefield.

—Jenna Carlson, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health 2016

From the fall 2015 issue of the CCO's On Campus magazine