What’s Your Secret?

The departments of Campus Ministries and Student Programs will collaborate this week to launch a revival of the “Post Secret” project at Northwest Christian University.

“Post Secret” originally began as an art initiative in 2005. Participants would write their personal “secrets” on handmade postcards and mail them to a singular address. During that time, many were featured on the Post Secret website (postsecret.com) or other community locations.IMG_2382.JPG

NCU students will be invited this week to do likewise. A box will be available in the Office of Student Life and the Beacon Beanery for students to anonymously submit their “secret,” whether it be something they struggle with or feel isolated by. Students may submit postcards now through Tuesday, October 25 at noon.

Elyse Crichton, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Coordinator for Student Programs, says the purpose of the project is grounded in 1 Peter 2:9,
which reminds Christians they are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.”

“We are participating in NCU Post Secret to remind us that we continually come out of our own darkness and step into His eternal light,” stated Crichton, who added the project comes in conjunction with the themes of recent Night Chapels, which have included “Sin” and “Redemption.”

The project will conclude in Night Chapel at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26, where the “secrets” will be displayed and all in attendance will have the opportunity to pray over them. There will also be an opportunity for those who submitted secrets to come forward and share about their struggle, however, anyone who wishes for their identity to remain anonymous is not required to share.

For more information, please contact Elyse Crichton at ecrichton@nwcu.edu, or visit the Office of Student Life.

Zoe Herron

English major, poet, and Editor-in-Chief of the Beacon Bolt.

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