CAUSE Student Ministries

Christian Ambassadors United for Service and Evangelism

The purpose of CAUSE Student Ministries is to mobilize JBU students for ministry and service on campus, in the community, and around the world. CAUSE is a collective of student-initiated and student-led ministries that motivate, train, and support students as they learn to apply their knowledge and skills to various outreach opportunities.

CAUSE Office:
Walker Student Center - Office 132 (SMLT) in the Student Leadership Center

For more information, contact:

CAUSE@jbu.edu

 CAUSE Ministry Directory

Antioch: This multifaceted ministry works to cultivate and support life-long disciple-making in students’ lives. We encourage students in the full range of disciple-making, from evangelism with non-believers to discipleship with believers, done both locally and globally. Join us for a weekly time to explore together what it means to make disciples, multi-week classes on many of the practical elements of disciple-making, dedicated nights of prayer for the work of God right here around the world, and special events each semester aiding the entire campus in having a disciple-making faith.  Contact: Josiah Wadsack

Child Evangelism Fellowship:  Our goal is to evangelize children with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple them in His Word, and establish them in Bible teaching churches so that they can become mature in their faith.  CAUSE's CEF ministry trains JBU students to teach Bible clubs to children from 1st through 5th grade.  Contact: Krista Musiime 

Community Service Outreach: By meeting physical needs of individuals and organizations in the community of Siloam Springs and surrounding areas, this group seeks to show the tangible and active love of Jesus to others.  Contact: Josh Bartlett   

Cornerstone: This ministry focuses on meeting construction needs in the community for individuals and organizations, particularly the elderly and disabled. Contact: Michael Merrill or Jonathan Jenkins

Great Abandon: This dance ministry aims to foster relationships among young women on campus through the joy and common interest of dance while ministering to the surrounding community.  Contact: Becky Ramirez or Janelle Hale

Jail Ministry: Taking God's light to a dark place, JBU's jail ministry visits detainees every week to share His Love. Contact: Anne Clemenger, Katie King or Peter Spaulding

JBU Nature Society:  This ministry exists to expand the University's concept of what stewardship and progress should be through education and service.  Contact: 

New Life Ranch Mentoring Ministries:  Utilizing horsemanship (Right Lead), outdoor adventure and education (Right Quest), and agricultural and farming projects (Right Choice) to build mentoring relationships between JBU students and local underprivileged and at-risk children, NLR Community Ministries give JBU students a chance to invest in the lives of area children.  Student mentors impact children's lives during a two-hour session each week at New Life Ranch. The mentoring programs are a great opportunity to learn about horses, outdoor adventure, and agriculture  or build off of previous knowledge, but most importantly, to show the love of Christ.  Contact: Elissa Branum

Nursing Home Ministry: Students make weekly visits to the nursing home to develop friendships and share Christ's love with its residents. Get involved in this powerful and heartwarming ministry.  Contact: Daniel McCarley or Salina Adolph

Side by Side: Students working to develop mentoring relationships with local school children, particularly those for whom English is not their home language.  Contact: Emilee Garrison or Julianna Shedd

Skate Park Ministry:  This ministry was developed to help show some rowdy kids at the skate park the love of Jesus Christ. Participants gather at the park weekly and on their own time to pour into people who skate or just hang out at the park who may never have heard about the love of God.  This ministry is open to all JBU students but especially those who enjoy skating or biking and pouring into kids.  Contact: Josh Campbell

Students Against Sex Slavery (SASS): Dedicated to helping end sex slavery in Arkansas, SASS holds events that promote awareness and directly partners with the only anti-sex slavery organization in AR, located in Little Rock. We raise money each semester to support a rescued girl through treatment and support the organization by working at their fundraising events. Although SASS specifically focuses on sex slavery in Arkansas, topics related to sex slavery within the United States and around the globe will also be addressed.  Contact: Brittany Ashby or Kris Gay

Watts Tutoring:This ministry strives to help students in Watts (OK) school district achieve better grades. This involves teaching them study skills, how to problem solve, and most importantly encouraging and giving them positive assurance in their ability to succeed.  Contact: Natalie Smith

The Wells Project: This ministry exists in response to the Global Water Crisis, which kills 2.2 million people each year. TWP  is a national collegiate branch of Living Water International.  TWP will put on many events throughout the year like the 10 Days project, in which students for ten days only drink water so that they can help provide clean water to those without adequate access.  Contact: Ethan Zuck