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Campus Ministries

The mission of Anderson University is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society. AU; therefore, is thrilled to offer our students many opportunities to serve our community.

In Matthew 25:40b Jesus reminds us: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me. The Spiritual Life Team is excited to offer opportunities where students can serve people/serve Jesus. Oftentimes when we serve, we allow our hearts to open to those who may be treated as expendable. When our hearts open in this way, we can understand a little better the need for a spiritual presence. Campus Ministries provide space for students to experience serving and then come back together to talk about, debrief, and just process the worth of the people they are serving and the transformation that happens in them as they serve.

Campus Ministries take place both on and off-campus. We suggest you read through the different opportunities to investigate where you may enjoy serving. Our hope is that students find a ministry they are interested in where they work alongside and cultivate community while using their gifts and talents. We hope this results in an expanded worldview, a better understanding of justice, and God’s love for all people. We trust this experience will provide them with the passion to continue serving throughout their life.

To learn more, email Becca Palmer or complete the “Get Involved” form at the bottom of the Ministry Opportunities page.

Ministry opportunities

After the Whistle

Join this ministry for student athletes to connect via fellowship, small groups, and service to our community. Create a culture that supports each other at athletic events and shows up to make a difference in the greater community. 

Anam Cara

Join in this mentoring ministry that pairs students, faculty, and staff to meet in a one-on-one setting to further grow in discipleship and share about life.

The Christian Center

Join this weekly ministry that serves the impoverished men and women of Anderson by serving and sharing in a meal at the Christian Center, followed by games and fellowship.

Community Builders

Join together in monthly work projects to love and connect with our neighbors in the Anderson community. Activities include raking yards, painting buildings, weatherizing houses, and more.

Differently-Abled

Join this ministry that encourages a population of special needs youth and adults through a partnership with Special Olympics and other local organizations, encouraging them and letting them know they are loved. 

 

 

Juvenile Justice

Join this ministry that partners with Project Hope, a ministry that provides encouragement to junior high and high school age students who are involved in the court system. Share a meal, play games, and facilitate small groups that spark hope for their futures.

Renew AU

Join together weekly to pray for revival and renewal on our campus, as well as in our city and in our world.

Study Buddies

Join this ministry that partners with South Meridian Church of God’s Open Door ministry. Weekly share a meal with families in the neighborhood and offer one on one tutoring to elementary age students. 

VisionReVision

Create a series of student-led chapels that view faith through the lens of visual and dramatic arts. Chapels and campus events may incorporate art forms including dance, film, poetry, and music.

10:07

A student lead ministry where students gather in Fair Commons Lobby every Tuesday evening at 10:07 for acoustic worship and prayer. All students are welcome to come and join this powerful and spirit led worship experience!

Meet Our Student Coordinators

Ted Lamson

Ted Lamson

After the Whistle Coordinator

Derrik Scharland

Derrik Scharland

The Christian Center Coordinator

Madelynn Burns

Madelynn Burns

Juvenile Justice Coordinator

Leah Pittman

Leah Pittman

Vision Revision Coordinator

Kate Englert

Kate Englert

Anam Cara Coordinator

Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone

Differently-Abled Coordinator

Parker Bradley

Parker Bradley

Renew AU Coordinator

Connor Carr

Connor Carr

Community Builders Coordinator

Emma Howe

Emma Howe

Juvenile Justice Coordinator

Christina Ziuchkovski

Christina Ziuchkovski

Study Buddies Coordinator