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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
Advisor: Chalsi Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT PASTORAL ASSISTANTS
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
Join the team >
MINISTRY ASSISTANTS FOR 2023-24
Bren-Dell Hall: Leah Bowman
Hirschy and Hirschy Annex: Trin Borgman and Cheyanne Bolden
Neufeld Hall: Anton Miller
Ropp Hall: Zekriyat Ahmed
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 >