Super Senior: Matt Aurednik

Matthew Aurednik
Wofford College
Environmental Studies, Soccer team

HOW DID YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
I was raised in a Christian home, but I never understood what it meant to have a relationship with Christ until I got to college and surrounded myself with guys and mentors who loved me and kept me accountable. I struggled freshmen year with identity and eventually hit rock bottom during the middle of spring. It was over spring break that year that I rededicated my life to Christ and started thinking with eternity in mind. I committed to Leadership Project, and for the last three years my life has been changed because I know Christ and He knows me.

HOW HAS YOUR TIME IN COLLEGE SHAPED YOUR FAITH?
When it comes to my faith, college has provided everything that I needed, starting with community. I found a core group of guys early on in freshmen year who began keeping me accountable. When I became a true follower of Christ, I was surrounded by like-minded individuals who were passionate about their own faith as well as aiding the walks of those beside them. Together we learned about how to read scripture, why it's important to pray, how to steward our time, how to share the gospel, etc. I have learned to think more eternally not only for myself but for others.

WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR YOUR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE?
I want to find community as soon as possible and use whatever platform God gives me to share his love with those around me.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS?
Find a solid group of girls or guys who will walk with you throughout college. Be vulnerable, serve wholeheartedly and don't waste your time on trivial matters. We are not here for very long, so make the best of it!