Campus Ministries offers mission trip opportunities to students throughout the year over fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks. These trips have visited a variety of places. In recent years, Campus Ministries has organized trips to Cedar Rapids, Kansas City, St. Louis, New Orleans, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Mexico, Haiti, Malawi, China, and Ethiopia.
Students have many opportunities to serve while at Central. While ministry teams are a good way to serve others, Campus Ministries also offers a variety of service projects throughout the year. These projects include, but are not limited to Angel Tree, “Adopt a Grandparent,” Teen Challenge, tutoring, and homeless outreach.
Throughout the year Campus Ministries leads several small group discussion groups, Bible studies, and accountability groups. Although many of these are a part of grassroots movements among students, Campus Ministries is dedicated to assisting students in their ministry to others.
Every Sunday evening students gather in the chapel for “The Calm.” The Calm is described as “the calm before the storm of a busy week.” It typically includes a message by Chaplain Joe Brummel, a musical worship set, and media or drama to assist in understanding the evening’s message. During the week Campus Ministries also holds Community Worship. Community worship is a traditional, liturgical chapel service that is open to faculty, staff, and students during common hour on Tuesdays. InterVarsity also holds large group gatherings every other Wednesday. FCA holds a weekly gathering on Thursday evenings.
Gather with Campus Ministries’ staff and students from across campus to watch and discuss a YouTube video at Central Market. Conversation takes place in small groups and ranges from justice issues to personal matters of the heart.
Join other students with Campus Ministries’ staff to serve in specific ways across campus. Ministry teams bless the campus in many ways through service, music ministry, awareness-bringing, marketing, and leadership teams. Ministry team applications are open to all students after the completion of at least one semester at Central. Click to learn more about ministry teams.
This student-led ministry meets on Monday evenings in the chapel. Whether it is lifting one another up in prayer, going on a prayer walk around campus, or praying over global issues, this ministry focuses on the importance of seeking God in all things and making prayer a prominent spiritual discipline in our lives.