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CSCC - USC Campus Ministry

On-Campus Worship is every Sunday night during the fall and spring semesters.  We meet at 7:00 in Russell House, Room 303.  All USC students are welcome, just show up!

Christ's Student Church at Carolina (CSCC) is the Church of Christ campus ministry at the University of South Carolina.  CSCC exists to glorify Christ through the lives of Carolina students with worship, Bible Study, service, relationships, and Godly social interaction.  We are united in Christ but diverse in ethnicity, interests, and backgrounds.  CSCC's intent is to be counter-cultural as we emphasize the love, faith, and lifestyle found in God's Word.  Beliefs are sought in the Bible only rather than any denominational or cultural worldviews.

If you are a student looking for a campus ministry, if you want to learn more about Christ and His Word, or if you just want someone to talk to, please contact Campus Minister Randy Gore* at  You have a welcome spot as a friend in CSCC.

*In addition to regular group ministry worship and activities, CSCC provides free personal services of counseling and individual Bible studies with our campus minister.  Any USC student, whether currently participating in CSCC or not,  is welcome to contact Randy to set up an appointment.

CSCC is a cooperative outreach sponsored by several congregations and individuals in non-denominational Churches of Christ.  The ministry is overseen locally by Palmetto Church of Christ, Columbia, South Carolina.

CSCC Fall Semester 2018


On-Campus Worship:
CSCC's Sunday night worship on campus is held weekly in Russell House, Room 303 at 7:00pm.  Each Sunday we will share the Word, sing praises, have prayer, offer communion, and have great fellowship.  Come praise God with us and meet other students who love or have an interest in Christ!

Weekly GodChats:
GodChats are CSCC's midweek Bible & life discussion groups.  This semester, we will have a Guys GodChat, facilitated by Campus Minister Randy Gore, and a Girls GodChat, facilitated by our female ministry leader Caroline Sanders.  Contact if you would like to attend a GodChat.

Service: One of the principles CSCC tries to uphold is James 1:27 - "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows....."  CSCC is regularly involved in working with children at a local shelter and we also have an adopted grandmother at a local nursing home.  These ministries are an important part of CSCC and have blessed the lives of our students over the years.  CSCC also has projects during the school year serving the homeless in Columbia.

Upcoming Events:                           

Sunday, August 19th - Outside devotional and Welcome Back Dinner at Maddio's Pizza.

Saturday, August 25th - Rafting Trip.

Sunday, August 26th - On-Campus Worship, 7:00 in Russell House 303.

Friday, August 31st - Game Night & Dinner.

Saturday, September 22nd - Lake Day.

Saturday, September 29th - Football Fellowship (Carolina at Vanderbilt).


Contact Randy at for more information on any of these events.

CSCC - Potential Students & Parents and Orientation 2018

If you are a high school student, or a college transfer candidate, considering Carolina for the future, or a parent of a potential student, and are interested in the campus ministry, please contact Campus Minister Randy Gore at Also, if you are planning a campus visit, Randy would love to meet you while you are on campus.

USC 2018 Summer Orientation - If you are coming for Orientation this June or July, Campus Minister Randy Gore would love to take a moment to meet you while you are on campus.  Please contact him ahead of time by e-mail ( so that we can connect and set a meeting time that fits your Orientation schedule.  Also, please look for our Church of Christ ad in the Orientation Garnet Guide.

Directions to Palmetto Church of Christ - Parents & families: if you would like to attend CSCC's sponsor church for Sunday morning worship when you are visiting your student, Palmetto is about a 20 minute drive from campus.  Come for worship at 10:30 a.m.  The address is 7000 Nursery Rd., Columbia, SC 29212 (you may click the address to go to Google maps and then type in your starting location).  From downtown Columbia, take I-126 West, which will merge into I-26 West.  Continue to Exit 102-A and drive into the town of Irmo.  You will cross the railroad tracks, pass Kroger and Wendy's on the right.  At the top of the hill turn left at the traffic light onto Nursery Road at the BP station.  Palmetto Church of Christ will be about 3/4 of a mile on the left.

CSCC Campus Minister / Staff

Campus Minister, Randy Gore

Randy is the Church of Christ staff minister at the University of South Carolina and for CSCC.  He is an avid Carolina Gamecock fan (as he gives the 'spurs up' sign in the photo) and graduated from Carolina 'back in the day.'  He also received graduate degrees from Southern Christian University in Montgomery, Alabama (Master of Science in Ministry) and Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee (Master of Divinity in Bible).  After serving in youth ministry and preaching for several years, he decided to return to Carolina to get a campus ministry started for Churches of Christ and CSCC was launched in 2001. In addition to ministering on the Carolina campus, Randy works with youth through Palmetto Bible Camp and does itinerant speaking and teaching for various churches.

Caroline Sanders


"Caro" received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Carolina and has been active with CSCC both as an undergraduate student and graduate student. She continues to serve as a ministry volunteer, working primarily with our young ladies in CSCC.  Caroline grew up in Union, South Carolina and now lives in Columbia where she works full-time as a school librarian.  She has also been a tutor for the USC Athletic Department.  She is a great blessing to have in the ministry of CSCC, and she loves helping students grow in their faith.