Spiritual life opportunities

Making friends and growing in faith

How do you connect with Christ? In worship? In service? In fellowship?

Bluffton offers many ways to grow in your Christian faith. Weekly chapel services, semi-annual Spiritual Life Weeks and many student organizations to choose from.



Campus pastor:  Chalsi Campbell, campbellc@bluffton.edu

Weekly, voluntary, student-led Chapel services are held at 11 a.m. Thursdays in Yoder Recital Hall for the Bluffton University campus community.
More about chapel >

Students, faculty and staff work together on the Chapel Planning Committee and Worship Band. The band is led by a local worship pastor and practices are held on Wednesday night.  Get involved in leading worship by submitting this interest form.



Advisor: Christy Garmatter
President: Josie McCullough

Delight is a national non-profit organization inviting college women into Christ-centered community that fosters vulnerability and transforms stories. Bluffton University's Delight provides small groups, worship, prayer, food, fun and lots of Jesus for women! We meet Monday nights at 5:15 in Kreider Room and host community events, service events and worship events throughout the year. For more info, check out our Instagram @delightbu or email delightblufftonuniversity@gmail.com.


Basic (brothers and sisters in christ)

Advisor: Chalsi Campbell

BASIC is small groups that meet in the homes of faculty, staff and community members. Food, fun, fellowship and discussion help students build relationships and grow in their faith. 


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Advisor: Kanani Price
President: Ashley Eachus

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.

If I were ever prosecuted for my faith, I hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.
John Wooden, Hall of Fame basketball coach

Ministry TEAM

Ministry Team

Advisor: Chalsi Campbell, campbellc@bluffton.edu

Ashley Eachus and Meredith Obringer

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 off campus.
Join the team >

Bren-Dell Hall: Leah Bowman
Hirschy and Hirschy Annex: Trin Borgman and Cheyanne Bolden
Neufeld Hall: Anton Miller
Ramseyer Hall:  Alexa Chung
Ropp Hall: Zekriyat Ahmed


Spiritual Life Week 

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.
More about Spiritual Life Week >