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Gospel Fest

Gospel Fest 

For over 26 years, choirs comprised of college students representing various universities across the State of Texas come together on the Texas State campus for the annual Gospel Fest.  This program is coordinated by the Gospel Expressions Association (GEA) and includes workshops and a musical festival.  Gospel Fest is held annually in the spring semester.

Interfaith Student Advisory Council (ISAC)

ISAC is an organization for students from various, diverse spritiual beliefs and backgrounds to meet and discuss perspectives and to collaborate on various events.  One of ISAC's goals is to provide a safe space for students to gain a better understanding of the various types of spiritual beliefs and perspectives on the Texas State campus.  For the last four years, ISAC has sponsored COEXIST, a interfaith panel discussion that raises awareness about the many forms and types of diverse faith-based and spiritual beliefs.

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  • Alpha Omega

    Alpha Omega is a student organization dedicated to helping students discover a dynamic relationship with God. We are a student ministry that focuses on living out the Bible and building deep friendships.

    Austin Stone at Texas State
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    Connecting, equipping, and mobilizing students for the glory of God.

    Bobcats for Christ

    Bobcats For Christ is an undenominational student organization at Texas State University sponsored by the University Church of Christ in San Marcos, Texas.   In BFC, college students can be a part of a community of Christians. Newcomers will find the transition to life at Texas State much easier because of the many great friends they will make. BFC helps students develop friendships with other Christians and find opportunities to share their faith with others in eternally significant ways.

    Christians at Texas State
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    Christians at Texas State warmly receive all believers in Christ and seek to maintain the oneness of the Spirit by keeping our focus on Christ. They hold the faith which is common to all believers. Through daily prayer, Bible reading, and Christian fellowship they are growing "in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Crosstalk Student Ministry at Texas State

    Every Wednesday night during the semester, Crosstalk gathers to celebrate what God is doing in our lives and on our campus. They meet in the Alkek Teaching Theater at 7 PM. Crosstalk also gathers throughout the week in Community Groups across the city.

    CRU at Texas State

    Texas State Cru is a community that exists at the best school in the Lone Star state to help students find and follow God during these wandering and wonderful years.  Cru is a genuine community where people can be real without hiding or posturing and can experience God’s love and grace through the people of God.

    Delight Ministries

    Delight Ministries provide college women with the tools and resources to launch, grow and sustain Christ-centered communities on college campuses. They create curriculum that tells the real stories of college women chasing the heart of God.

    Every Nation
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    Every Nation Texas State exist to honor God and make disciples on the college campus.

    Gospel Expressions Association
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    The purpose of this organization shall be to form a strong bond uniting Texas State University students, teachers/faculty, and members of the community into a Christian fellowship to advance the ideals of the Holy Bible; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement through gospel music as well as bible study/worship.

    Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

    They are part of a national evangelical campus mission serving students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide. They are doing their part to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world.

    Jewish Bobcats at Texas State

    Chabad of San Marcos & Texas State

    A place for Jews of all affiliations, backgrounds and ages to celebrate their Judaism. Serving Texas State University and the entire San Marcos community.

    Latter Day Saint Student Association (LDSSA)

    The purposes of LDSSA are to help college students succeed in their studies, and achieve a balanced educational and social life while on campus; to motivate LDS students to become a powerful influence for good on the campus; and to provide meaningful activities that are consistent with Church standards. LDSSA strives to create a sense of belonging, an opportunity for leadership, and an expanded circle of friends who share similar values.

    Muslim Student Association

    MSA develops cooperation and understanding among Muslim students, students of other faiths and groups of non-faith, through respectful dialogue, congregational prayers and cultural activities. They invite all Muslims and non Muslims to join and become aware of each others surroundings, beliefs and cultures to better understand and collaborate in their student activities and events.

    Pagan Student Fellowship

    We are a group of students, alumni, faculty and community members who are either devoted Neopagans or people interested in learning more about what that means. They are composed of people from all walks of faith including Asatru, Druids, Eclectics, Shamans, Spiritualist, and Wiccans. The group wants to serve our pagan community by offering a place where they can all meet together and talk about our feelings, beliefs and share knowledge in a safe accepting environment.

    Pinky Promise

    It's a promise to stay pure before God in EVERY single way. It's a promise to serve and obey God.

    Rise Texas

    Rise seeks to glorify the Lord in every aspect of its existence by serving the incoming freshmen class and transfer students and showing them their first glimpse of the body of Christ at Texas State.

    Secular Student Alliance at Texas State
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    The Secular Student Alliance is working with students and facult ... y at Texas State University to start a campus group for atheists, agnostics, nontheists, humanists, skeptics, freethinkers, and other students who do not believe in a god or gods. Secular Student Alliance affiliates promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism and human-based ethics. They accomplish this through five areas of focus: education, service, activism, community and cooperation.

    The Impact Movement

    The Impact Movement takes the truth of Jesus Christ to the campus, community and world by producing leaders of African descent who are spiritually focused, financially responsible and morally fit.

    United Campus Ministry

    To share the gospel of Jesus Christ with Texas State University Students through an ecumenical ministry that encourages spiritual growth, community service.

    Vision in Progress (VIP)

    Their vision is to help young adults to successfully make the transition into adulthood by providing weekly relevant and practical Bible studies online.

    Vital at Texas State

    Vital is a group of people interested in authentic community, sharing life, and encountering God. They meet for meals, games, bible studies, conversations, and a whole bunch of other things.

    Young Life College
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    Young Life College at Texas State is a student ministry where you can make lifelong friendships and grow in your faith.

    Zoe Young Adult

    The purpose of Zoe Young Adults is to connect students at Texas State University through inspirational gatherings, intentional community, and impactful service.  

  • Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority
    National Website

    Building Women by Leading them into a Relationship with Jesus Christ ... Equipping Them to Affect Change in their Communities, Country and the World through Sisterhood, Education, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Service.  The women of Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Inc. have come together for one specific reason: To make our joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose, as it is asked of us in Philippians 2:2. To accomplish this task and exemplify these qualities, they have established this non-profit, educational, and spiritual organization.

    Beta Upsilon Chi (Brothers Under Christ)
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    Beta Upsilon Chi, or "Brothers Under Christ", is the nation's largest Christian Fraternity, spanning over 27 states, that exists for the purpose of establishing brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ. It was the vision of the founding fathers to have a fraternity of committed Christian men, based on the unique brotherhood that a Christian atmosphere affords, to offer an alternative to the present fraternal lifestyle. Through such events as socials, service projects, and evangelical outreaches, the charter members of Beta Upsilon Chi choose to unite in fellowship and edify Christ at Texas State University.

    Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
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    Chi Alpha is a community of students who are in love with Jesus Christ and are earnestly seeking to grow in their relationship with Him.  They reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship and mission to transform the university, the marketplace, and the world.

    Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc.
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    Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc., exists to be a fraternity that follows Jesus Christ in our commitment to change lives through men that love, serve, and make disciples. The purpose of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc. shall be to provide men with the spiritual and intellectual values for a successful academic and professional career, family, and life. This Fraternity is an educational and non-profit organization established to promote Christian leadership training through a variety of activities including, but not limited to the following: service projects, retreats, evangelical outreaches, and national, regional and local programs.

    Lambda Omega Alpha - Beta Chapter

    Lambda Omega Alpha is a Catholic-based service fraternity created to foster a lifelong Christian brotherhood where its members will grow spiritually. On April 20, 1996 the Texas State University chapter was established. Lambda Omega Alpha prospered under virtues of Chivalry, Loyalty, and Spirituality.

    Mu Epsilon Theta Catholic Service Sorority
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    Catholic Service Sorority based on three pillars: Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Service. As sisters, they form bonds with each other that strengthen their faith while providing service to local ministries. Their motto is “Our Strength is from Above.” Their founders started with a dream and through God’s guidance it became a reality.

    Sigma Phi Lambda (Sisters for the Lord)
    Facebook  |  Website  |  National Website

    Sigma Phi Lambda Sisters for the Lord is a Christian sorority at Texas State. They exist to serve the Lord on Texas State's beautiful campus and to minister to students, faculty and residents of San Marcos that don't know the love of Jesus Christ.

Join a spiritual or faith-based community

  • Baptist Student Ministry
    518 N. LBJ, San Marcos, TX

    The BSM was founded at Texas State in 1920. BSM serves and includes students from all backgrounds in programs and activities that emphasize faith, leadership, and missions on campus, in the local community, and beyond.

  • Christ Chapel at Texas State
    510 N. Guadalupe, San Marcos, TX

    Christ Chapel is a campus ministry for ALL students supported by Lutheran and Episcopal churches and is a reconciling in Christ congregation, fully welcoming of all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or any other label.

  • El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church
    209 East Grove Street, San Marcos, TX 

    El Buen Pastor UMC offers bilingual worship, pastoral counseling and prayer, and volunteer service to the community. The church’s monthly fish fry supports the homeless ministry and help with the poor and those in need in San Marcos.  

  • First United Methodist Church
    129 West Hutchison Street, San Marcos TX

    Located in downtown San Marcos since 1847, First United Methodist Church helps Texas State students grow their spiritual relationship with God, share Christ through volunteer service in the community, and build authentic friendships to last a lifetime.

  • Greater Bethel Baptist Church
    726 Centre Street, San Marcos, TX   |  Twitter  |   Facebook

     Greater Bethel is a house of prayer, praise and worship.  We meet needs, develop real relationships, laugh, and let our light shine through the spreading of the good news of Jesus Christ! In order to really see what makes Greater Bethel “greater”, you will have to “come see” for yourself. 

  • Hill Country Church
    1401 Davis Lane, San Marcos, TX

    Hill Country Church is a spirit-filled, non-denominational church committed to affecting generations for the Kingdom of God. When you visit HCC you will experience contemporary praise and worship, hear life-changing messages, make new friends, and see your children be excited to learn about God and grow closer to Him through our children’s ministry.  HCC has a very relaxed, casual atmosphere that helps people feel comfortable. We are a life giving church, not a place of condemnation. Our desire is for you to feel welcome when you come, encouraged as you are here, and built up and strengthened as you go on your way. This is what we hope you will experience at HCC. We would love for you to join us!

  • Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church
    524 Centre St, San Marcos, TX 

    Based in the historic African-American Dunbar neighborhood, Jackson Chapel is a place of prayer, praise, fellowship, and service. The Tuesday morning soup kitchen offers a hot meal to anyone in need every week.

  • San Marcos Masjid
    434 N Comanche St, San Marcos, Texas
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    A gathering place for worship and education on the religion of Islam and the manners of the Muslims. The San Marcos Masjid also serves as a space for dialogue with members of Texas State University and the greater San Marcos community.

  • Our Lady of Wisdom
    100 Concho Street, San Marcos, TX

     In this wonderful time of growth in the Catholic community, OLOW is celebrating 100 years of Catholic Campus Ministry and in our time here at Texas State University, we have outreached to over 100,000 students to help bring them closer to Christ and find their home.

  • United Campus Ministry
    510 N. Guadalupe Street, San Marcos, TX   |

     The United Campus Ministry is an ecumenical partnership in college ministry on the Texas State University campus.  We’re a ministry of the United Methodist, Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ, and United Church of Christ churches, though we welcome all students regardless of their affiliation with one of these four denominations.  We are an open and affirming ministry. We seek to be a place that welcomes diversity and that is inclusive of people who find themselves living on the margins.  We encourage honest questions as students struggle to make sense of their faith, and we offer safe space for dialogue as they wrestle with their understandings and doubts.  We have room for the seekers and the skeptics, the longtime believers and the wounded seeking wholeness.  We want to be a ministry that meets people where they are spiritually, emotionally, and physically and loves on them because God has made them to be incredible in their uniqueness.