Nov 15, 2018  

Campus Ministries

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Located in the Campus Center, the Office of Campus Ministries is the hub for faith development of students and offers additional support for faculty and staff. We exist to enrich the spiritual and intellectual life of the campus by providing a variety of ministries appropriate to a spiritually, culturally and socially diverse student and professional body and to collaborate with other faith development leaders of the University community. We wish to ignite the passion of those who have been transformed by or are considering a relationship with Jesus Christ from the unique perspective of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The essential connection for us is embraced in the transformative verse of James 4:8, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you,” NKJV.

It is from this call to “draw near to God” that Campus Ministries receives its vision. God desires to be close to us and asks us to draw close to Him. Our PROXIMITY to God matters to Him and is life-changing for us! We believe and see evidenced in the Word of God that an ever increasing proximity to our Creator results in clarity received, closeness perceived and cleanliness achieved. As our proximity to God grows our proximity to man also grows, and we experience increased community within the body of Christ.

Campus Ministries seeks to encourage close proximity with God through the following means:

Affirm Faith Teams—Interested in reaching out to youth and sharing the gospel? Then join a team actively planning, sharing and preaching the word of God.

Bible Study & Discipleship—Come by CM and visit with any of the chaplains or student chaplains. We also have trained peer Bible counselors who provide Bible studies.

Chapel—Each Thursday the campus gathers at PMC to explore the values that inform an Adventist education—the harmonious development of body, mind and spirit for service to the world.

Sabbath Worship Services—Andrews University collaborates with our campus church, Pioneer Memorial Church led by Pastor Dwight Nelson, and our two campus fellowships, New Life and One Place, to offer vibrant Sabbath worship services and Sabbath Schools.

University Vespers—Once a week on Friday night we gather as a community to welcome Sabbath and seek to worship God and draw close to Him.

Weeks of Prayer—Weeks of Prayer are the perfect way to start a new semester and actively seek the will of God in our lives.

Training and Teaching—We support a holistic approach to following Jesus and periodically offer workshops and retreats throughout the year. Come by Campus Ministries for more information.

Outreach—Are you ready to let the love of God flow through you to a world in need? We have identified needs which are waiting for you to reach out and fill. 

Missions—Whether you want to serve for ten days or ten months we have many options for you to consider. Come by the Campus Ministries office and explore your options.

Prayer Ministry—a ministry that focuses on the power of intercessory prayer. This ministry orchestrates prayer groups across campus; seeks God’s protection, direction and revelation prior to all worship services; and organizes prayer initiatives that draw our campus close to God.

Visitation—You are important. We would be honored to intersect with your life story. So come by or set an appointment time for us to come and visit you. Let’s increase our PROXIMITY to the King together.

So Much More…
In addition, there are countless departments and clubs on campus that offer multiple worship and training opportunities throughout the year. You will find deans, faculty and staff who are eager to share their own walk with Jesus and are actively engaged in seeking close proximity to God. Stay connected. Let’s walk together in pursuing Him.

Contact a Chaplain:

June Price, University chaplain:
José Bourget, associate chaplain:
Michael Polite, associate chaplain:

Visit for more information.

Campus Ministries exists to engage you in a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ. This transformation only comes in PROXIMITY to Him.

Phone: 269-471-3211