One Scripture One University

Focusing on one passage of Scripture, this discipleship initiative will create a climate for spiritual growth both on- and off-campus for all members of the Cairn University community.

Why “One Scripture?”

The University has long emphasized Christ and His Word as two central themes of a Cairn education. We believe God uses His Word to transform people into the image of His Son Jesus. The Spiritual Life Committee believes that focusing on one Scripture passage will provide a center point from which all other University initiatives can flow.


What will we be doing?

Through consistent communication of the scripture in classrooms, chapel, and social media, we pray the Spirit will lead individuals to initiate their own conversations and reflections on this passage. 


 Potential ideas include:

  • Meditating on the passage daily
  • Writing a song or creating artwork inspired by the passage
  • Praying through the passage with a group of friends
  • Sharing reflections with your community or on social media
  • Journaling your thoughts on the passage
  • Memorizing the passage

Do you have an idea that you would like the Cairn community to participate in? Email Matt McAlack at

We encourage you to share your thoughts, reflections, songs, artwork, and more on social media using the #OneScriptureOneUniversity.


This Year's Passage

[The Son] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:15-17