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Welcome – Christian Fellowship at the University of Mannheim

Christian Fellowship at the University and Colleges of Mannheim

We are students from various disciplines and denominations. Our goal is to live Christian fellowship at the university. To accomplish this, we have several small groups that meet every week. Some of them are bilingual. We come together to share and discuss our faith and life and make new friends.

Our slogan: think, believe and experience.

We also share our faith and love with those who were not able to get to know Jesus. This mission is the main reason why we make the Christian university/ colleges group SMD Mannheim.  And that also expresses our name: Student Mission Germany (iterally).  SMD groups there on about 80 universities in Germany.

To put it plainly: We are not a church and want to be no church, because we are a Christian students group. Our participants go to various churches and Christian communities in Mannheim.

Non-speaking Churches or Churches with English-Translation

Mannheim is a multi-cultural city with several churches for non-german speakers. Further we have some german speaking Churches with a Translation from German into English.

What we believe as Christians

Our doctrinal basis shall be the central truths of Christianity, as revealed in Scripture, including:

  • The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
  • The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
  • The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of all people since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
  • Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin, solely through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
  • The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
  • The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
  • The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone.
  • The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
  • The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.
  • The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.


INSIGHT Mannheim – our offer to international students

Inside the SMD Mannheim, there is also an project for international students:  We organize for international students INSIGHT Mannheim (bilingual: activity & small group discussion) and a Hospitality program. We want offer a haven of home to international students, show the German culture and meet them in Christian love.  For many of them, we are the first Christians they meet. These intercultural interactions are great fun and joy.

Come and visit us! If you have questions, please let us know. We can help you also if you are looking for a church in Mannheim and Ludwigshafen. The current program of the SMD Mannheim can be found here.

Whether you want more information or would like to visit a church service – we are happy to help

David Schönfelder & Nils Tore Dörk
E-Mail: mannheim@smd.org
Tel. (mobil): 0157 520 601 58