Spiritual life opportunities
Campus Pastor: STEPHEN "TIG" INTAGLIATA, EXT. 3219
Chapel services are held each Thursday at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. While chapel attendance is not required, it is a privilege and a blessing to be able to worship together as a campus community. Our chapel services are planned by a team of students, faculty and staff, who involve a variety of people in carrying out the service including guest speakers and musical groups.
CHAPEL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Chapel planning committee meets weekly to plan and evaluate chapel services. Comprised mostly of students, along with some faculty and staff, the committee seeks to plan worship services that reflect the diversity of worship styles and denominational backgrounds of our student body.
Sunday Night Worship
A worship service is held every Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. in Yoder Hall using a contemporary style to meet the spiritual needs of students desiring to grow deeper in their walk with Christ. This setting is informal with opportunities for students to give testimony to what God is doing in their lives and the life of the body of Christ.
Students make up the worship band that leads music at Chapel services and other worship events. The band is led by a local worship pastor and practices are held on Wednesday night. If you would like to sing or play in the worship band at Chapel, please contact Campus Pastor Stephen “Tig” Intagliata or Chapel band leader Jonathan Burkey via campus email.
The Worship Dance team practices weekly and performs during Chapel services several times throughout the school year. No previous dance training is necessary. If you are interested in being part of the team or learning more about it, contact Campus Pastor Stephen “Tig” Intagliata.
Students are also encouraged to get involved with a local church of their choice. A list of area churches is available through the campus ministries office or your hall chaplain.
Catholic Student Group
Adviser: Amanda Woolley
ADVISOR: Kevin Williams, Ext. 3376
SERVE is a service-oriented group which promotes missions and service opportunities for students off-campus in the local area and beyond. Special on-campus mission awareness days and acts of service to the campus community are also planned and implemented.
Advisor: Tig Intagliata
President: Thomas Wagler
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are students who seek to discover what it means to integrate Christian faith into life on and off of the athletic field. Bluffton's FCA group is made up of both athletes and those who aren't currently on a team but who enjoy sports. FCA meets weekly for Bible Study and sponsors activities at sporting events, organizes events such as an annual corn-hole tournament, and provides opportunities for service to the campus and community.
Advisor: STEPHEN (TIG) INTAGLIATA, EXT. 3219
STUDENT PASTORAL ASSISTANTS:
Jayden Groppi, Lindsay Horn and Hannah Stephens
Ministry assistants work at building community and serving as a spiritual resource
to their fellow students. They are available as a listening ear for peer counseling
and support. They also provide opportunities for spiritual growth, such as Bible studies,
mentoring, prayer practices and other ways to connect with God both individually and
in small group settings. Ministry assistants are a good resource in helping students
get oriented to various spiritual life activities on campus, as well as service projects
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MINISTRY ASSISTANTS FOR 2018-19:
Bren-Dell Hall: Timothy Bender and Natilee Grover
Hirschy Hall: TBD
Hirschy Annex: Alexis Cash
Neufeld Hall: Joshua Ehlers, Courtney Davis and Von Thomas
Ramseyer Hall: Justin Kauffman and Makenzie Speakman
Ropp Addition: Greg Koviak and Amber Brown
Ropp Annex: Lily Yoder and Michael Short
Old Ropp: Hannah Conklin
Coordinator: Jenny Dorsey
One week each semester is set aside for a special time of focusing on the Christian
life. Students play a major role in planning activities that help strengthen growth
and faithfulness in our relationship with God. The week includes guest speakers and
special times of worship.
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