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Alive: Vineyard College Ministry

Alive: Vineyard College Ministry

By Alive: Vineyard College
Alive is a college ministry from the Vineyard Church that meets at the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. We are called to be a light at the U of I being a source of inspiration and love that is awakening college students to their identity and destiny in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

E-mail the college pastor Clay Harrington at with any questions or check out our website here:
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Alive to Do The Stuff: Prophesy

Alive: Vineyard College Ministry

Honoring Alive Leaders!
For the last Alive gathering, we took the time to honor our Alive leaders, friends and those transitioning to the "next" God has called them to. 
May 19, 2021
Alive To Do The Stuff: Healing
In this episode, Pastor Clay unpacks how Holy Spirit empowers us to heal the sick. 
May 13, 2021
Alive to Do The Stuff: Prophesy
In this episode, Pastor Clay explains 'the how' Holy Spirit empowers us to do the stuff Jesus did by breaking down how we can not only hear the voice of God, but that we can communicate the heart of God to others - also known as prophesy. 
April 10, 2021
Alive to Destiny
In this episode, Youth Pastor Samuel Worden shares how Holy Spirit empowers us to live out our destiny in Jesus. 
March 29, 2021
Alive to Identity | Free From Sin
In this episode Pastor Clay teaches about how Jesus calls us to be Alive to our new identity. A new identity that empowers us to live free from the power of sin and alive to God! 
March 22, 2021
Alive to Belong 2
In this episode Pastor Clay shares how Father God has called us to belong and how He's is the only one uniquely qualified to adequately fulfill our belonging need. 
February 26, 2021
Alive to Testify
In this episode, Jess, Sade, Bryce and Patrice share their personal stories of how God's love and grace transformed their lives. 
February 15, 2021
Alive to Identity 2
Pastor Clay unpacks how sons and daughters of God must not only understand our identity in Christ, but the importance of "abiding" in the word and truth during this chaotic and divisive time!
January 29, 2021
Alive to Mental Health
In this episode, Pastor Clay shares about mental health - the truth that many Christians wrestle with poor mental health, and ways Christians can access the mind of Christ unto great mental health! 
November 01, 2020
Prophetic Soaking and Ministry
Alive College Ministry led a night of extended worship. In this episode, you are invited to prophetically soak, engage in worship and receive ministry from the Lord.  
October 21, 2020
Hearing the Voice of God
In this episode, Pastor Clay breaks down 4 ways we all can hear the Voice of God. We also get to hear three Alive student leaders provide prophetic  ministry! 
October 05, 2020
God Stories
In this episode, you'll get to hear powerful personal testimonies from Alive leaders Allie Mitchell, Salem Ekundayo, and Lacie Edwards. Check it out!  
September 21, 2020
We Need a Move
In this message, Pastor Clay explains the importance of being continuously filled with His presence that we may make history in a most historic time! 
September 14, 2020
From Fear to Faith
In this episode Pastor Clay unpacks how we can move from fear  - especially amid the CoronaVirus uncertainties - to faith as a son or daughter of God. 
March 17, 2020
Give Freely
In this episode you'll hear from Leah Wenger - Executive Pastor of the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois - as she shares on the secrets to managing money the kingdom way. 
March 09, 2020
Alive to the Secret Place
In this episode you hear from Paul Kang - Alive College Ministry Coach - as he shares his experiences with the 'secret place' and how it was essential for his growth in his identity in Christ! 
February 24, 2020
Alive to the Voice Of Truth
Alive Coach Mariah Hanson speaks about her journey as it relates to growing in her identity in Jesus. 
February 17, 2020
Power of the Testimony
During Alive's Encounter Night, we were blessed to hear testimonies from three Alive leaders (Austin Luebchow, Kennedy Burrell and Joey Gibbs). We pray their stories bless you! 
February 05, 2020
How to Stay Dead to Sin
In this episode, Pastor Clay teaches on how christians can be dead to sin, stay dead to sin and live more alive to God! 
February 04, 2020
Who We Are
During this second semester launch service, Pastor Clay teaches on who we are as sons and daughters of God, the benefits of being a in Christ, and who we are collectively as an Alive ministry.  *Toward the end of this episode, you'll hear Pastor Clay praying over the students - feel free to open your heart and recieve all that was prayed over them as if you were there! 
January 25, 2020
Alive to Holy Spirit: The Gift of Tongues
Pastor Clay teaches on a most controversial topic - the gift of tongues - and explores the biblical precedent to tongues, the benefits of tongues, and how it enhances the prayer life of the believer. 
December 06, 2019
Encounter Night: Empowered to Prophesy 2
During the Alive Encounter Night, Pastor Clay shares more of his heart on the 'why' to prophetic ministry and how to steward your prophetic word. You'll also get to hear students share prophetic encouragement to other students. 
November 25, 2019
Alive to Holy Spirt: Empowered to Love
Guest speaker - Pastor Jamie Crosier - shares how all sons and daughters are empowered by Holy Spirit to love, encourage and prophesy to one another. 
November 20, 2019
Alive to Holy Spirt: Empowered to Prophesy
Pastor Clay teaches on the importance of prophesy and how all sons and daughters have been empowered to prophesy as a means to build up the Church. 
November 10, 2019
Alive to Holy Spirit: Empowered to Heal
Pastor Clay teaches and demonstrates how Holy Spirit empowers us to heal today.
November 04, 2019
Alive to Holy Spirit: Empowered to Live Anew
Alive ministry leader Ryan Gajdos shares on how Holy Spirit personally called him to a live anew and how that she invitation is open to all sons and daughters of God! 
October 29, 2019
Alive to Holy Spirit: Empowered by His Presence
Pastor Clay teaches on the roles and functions of Holy Spirit and how He's is IN us for our sake, but comes UPON us for the sake of the world. 
October 18, 2019
Alive Fall Retreat Session 3: Journey to Freedom
Pastor Jordan Pelphrey talks on identity and his journey from sexual bondage to spiritual freedom for session 3 at the Alive Fall Retreat 2019. 
October 16, 2019
Alive Fall Retreat Session 2: Voice of Truth
Pastor Daniel Goulet speaks on the importance of amplifying the voice of truth as we walk deeper in our identity in Christ for session 2 at the 2019 Alive Fall Retreat. 
October 16, 2019
Alive Fall Retreat Session 1: Pride, Pain & Presence
Pastor Brandon and Sharon Henderson share for session 1 at the 2019 Alive Fall Retreat on ways that pride and pain can rob us of focusing on His presence and ultimately our identity as sons and daughters. 
October 16, 2019
Alive to a Renewed Mind
If we're dead to sin, then why do I still want to sin? Why do we still think like sin? Pastor Clay breaks down this dilemma and introduces the idea of living free from sin by the renewing of our minds. Check it out. 
October 09, 2019
Alive to Identity
Listen as Pastor Clay talks about our identity in Christ and how we are dead to sin and ALIVE to Him in Jesus! 
September 30, 2019
Alive to Belong
Check out this episode as Pastor Clay talks about the reasons why we live such a connected world, yet loneliness has proven to be at it's all time high! 
September 23, 2019
Alive to be Loved
In this episode, Pastor Clay speaks about how God the Father created us to be LOVED and how learning how to love ourselves is just as important, if not more important, than loving others! Check it out. 
September 17, 2019
Worship on the Quad: Alive to Worship
Listen as Pastor Clay speaks on true worship and how this can be practically applied to our lives. 
September 09, 2019
2019 Alive Launch Service: Alive to Relationship
In this episode, listen as Pastor Clay teaches us about the character and nature of God the Father, and how he not only wants to wake us so that we're fully Alive - but wants us fully Alive to Relationship with Him. We pray this episode blesses you.  
September 03, 2019
MJ & RY's Last Podcast: Their Transition Story
Listen to MJ and RY as they share their journey about moving to Ohio as their last podcast with Alive!
June 26, 2019
2019 Senior Night - Ry & MJ's Last Alive
Hear all of the 2019 amazing seniors share testimonies and advice on God's goodness in their last Alive. Also listen to Ry and MJ's update on their upcoming transition and new adventure with God! It was a very emotional, yet amazing night that the seniors and Ryan and MJ will always remember!
May 11, 2019
Worship on the Quad: Mark 16 - Ryan Otto
Worship on the Quad is a very special event we do every year that's outside on the main quad of the U of I campus! College Pastor Ryan Otto ends our sermon series "Walking the Ways of Jesus" as He shares about the true good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection power!
May 03, 2019
Mark 15: Faith Until the End - Mark Hagge
Alive Coach, Mark Hagge continues our sermon series, "Walking the ways as Jesus." Check out this powerful night of worship, teaching, and community!
April 27, 2019
Mark 14: Compelled By Love - AbbyAnn Alexander
One of our senior student leaders AbbyAnn continues our sermon series, "Walking as Jesus Walked" through the book of Mark!
April 18, 2019
Alive Encounter Worship Night - EP Recording #1
Listen to the Alive Band lead by college senior worship directors Leah Bice and Adam Davis lead you deep into the Father's hear and love of worship!
April 14, 2019
Alive Encounter Worship Night - EP Recording #2
Alive night of worship lead by worship director Leah Bice and the Alive Band!
April 14, 2019
Mark 13: Faith that Awakens - Ryan Otto
College Pastor Ryan Otto continues our message series, "Walking the ways of Jesus" as we look at Faith that keeps us ready, awake, and alert!
April 14, 2019
Mark 12: Faith to Love Like Jesus - Dan Putman
Special guest speaker Dan Putman continues our sermon series "Walking the ways as Jesus" as we dive into Mark 12 and look at "Faith to love like Jesus."
April 10, 2019
Mark 11: Faith that leads to Freedom - Mariah Johnson
Student leader and Alive intern Mariah Johnson, continues our sermon series "Walking the ways as Jesus"!
April 01, 2019
Mark 10: Faith that Restores - Austin Luebchow
Continue our sermon series "Walking as Jesus walked" with student leader Austin Luebchow as he shares a powerful story about how God gives us faith that restores broken hearts.
March 14, 2019
Mark 9: Faith That Sees & Believes - Ryan Otto
College Pastor Ryan Otto continues our sermon series "Walking the way Jesus walked" as we look deep into the miracles of what true Faith is through exploring Mark chapter 9. 
March 07, 2019
Mark 7 & 8: A Heart That Follows Jesus - Valencia Moses
Hear special guest speaker Valencia Moses continue our sermon series "Walking the Ways that Jesus Walked" through The Gospel of Mark!
February 21, 2019
Mark 6: Faith that Matters - Ryan Otto
Latest episode of Alive: Vineyard College Ministry in the sermon series "Walking the Ways that Jesus Walked"
February 14, 2019
Mark 4 & 5: Finding Truth in the Storm & Having Faith to Move - Karol & Mark
Latest episode of Alive: Vineyard College Ministry in our series "Walking The Ways that Jesus Walked."
February 08, 2019
Mark 2 & 3: The Power of Forgiveness - Ryan Otto
College Pastor Ryan Otto continues our Spring Semester sermon series. ""Walking the Ways Jesus Walked."
January 24, 2019
Mark 1 - What is Your Mission?- Ryan Otto
College Pastor Ryan Otto starts of our Spring Semester sermon series called "Walking the ways Jesus walked." 
January 16, 2019
Believing In What We Were Made For
September 26, 2018
Receiving WHO We Are!
September 19, 2018
Knowing WHOSE we are!
September 13, 2018
The Vision and heartbeat of Alive
September 05, 2018
"The Pure Gospel" Luke 23 & 24
April 25, 2018
Luke 2: God Keeps His Promises!
January 24, 2018
Luke 1: God Hears Our Prayers
January 17, 2018
Who Are We? Our True Identity in Christ
September 20, 2017
Who is our Father God?
September 13, 2017
Alive Senior Night: 5-10-17
May 10, 2017
Our God Who Sets Us Free: Acts 5
February 15, 2017
Our Faith Makes Us Bold: Acts 4
February 08, 2017
Leadership Podcast With Thad Sweet
January 29, 2017
"Family is Honor"
November 29, 2016
The Power of Unity within Family
November 01, 2016
Family is Fruitful
October 25, 2016
Family is "Loyal"
October 18, 2016
God puts the lonely in family
October 11, 2016
Identity in Christ Part 2 - Kate Irwin
September 20, 2016
What is Alive
August 30, 2016
Alive Worship on the Quad Aug 2016
August 23, 2016
God is Light - John 1:1-18
January 19, 2016