Christian Club: Pensa at Pace


Jade Blackman

Pensa general body meetings are Friday’s at 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Butcher’s Suite.

Riley Sosnowski

Pensa is a Christian Ministry on Pace’s Pleasantville campus that focuses on teaching Christian doctrine, discipleship, as well as peer-to peer mentoring. The idea for Pensa was formed in the fall of 2018 and they became a recognized organization in fall 2019.

This community helps to strengthen the spiritual life of people involved and deepens their relationship with faith. It also involves service and society at large.

“The inspiration was our passion behind Christianity and how Good God is to us when we keep him first,” Vice President of Pensa Jaeda Blackman states. “As an E-board last year we went to church almost every Sunday together and grew closer in Christ, and we just wanted to share it with others so they can experience the goodness of Christ as we do.”

Pensa is a unified body to join if you are Christian and want to focus more on religion.

“The purpose of Pensa is to bring people closer to God and to make people understand the true meaning of being a believer of Christ and why it’s so important,” Blackman said.

It helps group students together who are serious about their religion and can be a place to develop relationships with other students on campus.

Pensa has group meetings every Friday between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is this Friday, November 8th which is Revival Night held in Butcher Suite/Boudreau Lounge and all are welcome to attend. They discuss many topics in their meetings.

“For example, this past Fridays topic was ‘Feelings over Obedience.’ We we’re trying to explain how our feelings can get in the way of our faith and in the way of being obedient to God, and how it’s a constant battle between the desires of the flesh and the desires of the spirit,” Blackman said. “Also, we always back up what we say with what it states in the Holy Bible.”

They back up their discussions with textual evidence and explain what it means in Christ’s eyes. This is a great opportunity for religious students on campus and can be life changing.

“We plan to spread the word of God to as many people as we can and to bring people to Christ so we can obey and worship him together as one, helping each other with trials along the way and sharing our love for Jesus,” Blackman said.

All students are welcome to connect with one another if they wish to form a deeper connection through Christ.