Ministry opportunities

Chapel BandCampus ministry

You can gain experience by being involved in spiritual life organizations which rely on student leadership. Opportunities include serving as ministry assistants and chapel planning committee.

 

Ministry Inquiry Program

You will be encouraged to explore your calling through the Ministry Inquiry Program, a ministry-mentoring program administered through Mennonite Church USA.

 

PEACE Club

Peace Education and Action Community Endeavor (PEACE) Club meets weekly to plan events, discuss current events, pray for the healing of our world and encourage each other on our journeys. Whether student or community member, we'd love to have you join us.

  • PCS OFFICE
    The PCS office located in Riley Court (religion department) has information available about a wide variety of opportunities available such as: job and internship openings, scholarships, volunteer and grad school programs, as well as a number of PCS related audio-visual resources.

 

Contests/awards

C. HENRY SMITH PEACE ORATORICAL CONTEST
Any Bluffton University student is eligible to enter a submission for this annual contest. Students selected to participate will prepare an oration (no more than ten-minutes in length) that applies the Christian peace position to an issue of contemporary concern.
More about the C. Henry Smith contest >

JIM SATTERWHITE AWARD IN PEACE SCHOLARSHIP AND ACTIVISM
This annual award is presented during the Academic Awards Forum to a graduating student who is:

  • a student of senior status at Bluffton University (having completed at least 88 semester hours)
  • a student with an overall GPA of 3.0 and above
  • a student with a demonstrated commitment to peace scholarship, either someone with a minor in peace and conflict studies or some other, equally serious way
  • a student with a demonstrated commitment to peace activism, which can be conceived as within these four areas (as described in Lisa Schirch's The Little Book of Peacebuilding, 2004)
    • addressing conflict nonviolently (e.g., protest & human rights advocacy)
    • transforming relationships (e.g., trauma healing & restorative justice)
    • reducing direct violence (e.g., preventing victimization & creating safe spaces)
    • and building capacity (e.g., peace education & economic development) 

Previous recipients:
2018 - Blake Hershberger of Canton, Ohio 
2017 - Emily Short of Archbold, Ohio
2016 - Rebecca Juliana of Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
2015 - Shannon Thiebeau of St. Marys, Ohio
2013 - Katie Wineland of Gibsonburg, Ohio
2012 - Jennifer Arnold of Fort Wayne, Ind.
2011 - Leah Roeschley of Flanagan, Ill.

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