Student Ministries

Serve During Your Undergrad Years

The Student Ministries team desires to nurture students’ faith communities, emphasizing the relationship between service and communal spiritual practices so that every student, with the whole of their life, will worship God fully and embrace a broken world redemptively. We provide a variety of on and off-campus opportunities for students each year. 

Student Ministry Opportunities

Growth Groups
Growth Groups

Growth Groups are peer-led and faculty/staff-led groups that meet weekly for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, book discussion, or to address a special area of interest from within the group. These groups offer a variety of time commitments ranging from a few weeks to a full year. 

Mentoring
Mentoring

In addition to small groups, Campus Ministries seeks to connect students in the pursuit of mentoring relationships.

CAUSE Ministries
CAUSE Ministries

CAUSE is a collective of student-led ministries that mobilize students to serve others. Participating in CAUSE allows students to apply their knowledge and skills alongside their God-given gifts and passions to share the gospel through word and deed.

Retreats
Retreats

Whether it's Fall Breakaway at New Life Ranch or the spring retreats for men and women, JBU's annual retreats are a great time to get away from campus, connect with other students and grow in your relationship with Christ.

Mission Trips
Mission Trips

Students have several opportunities to go out from JBU to grow in understanding of God's work in the world, experience worship in a variety of contexts, and serve others both stateside and abroad. Trips are available for fall break, spring break and during the summer.

Additional Programming
Additional Programming

The student directors of the campus ministry team seek creative ways to aid in spiritual growth opportunities on campus and provide additional programs throughout the year.

CAUSE Ministries

CAUSE student ministries are initiated by and led by JBU students who have a passion for a particular area of service. Ministry opportunities may vary from year to year but here's a sample of the types of opportunities you have to get involved.

  • Beyond Incarceration: Sharing the gospel in area jails.
  • Building Villages: Ministering to children and families impacted by foster care and adoption.
  • Afterschool Mentoring & Tutoring: In partial partnership with local afterschool programs.
  • Cornerstone: Constructing wheelchair ramps for organizations and individuals.
  • Embrace: Comes alongside young mothers to provide necessary resources to care for their babies.
  • Nursing Home Ministry: Visits local nursing home and rehabilitation facilities to share Christ's love.
  • Open Arms: Supporting refugees in Northwest Arkansas through awareness, advocacy and engagement.
  • Unveiling Ability: Loving and advocating for those of all ranges of ability,
  • Young Life: As a YL leader you can impact adolescents and help them grow in their faith.

Mission Trips

Through mission trips, JBU students have opportunities to listen and learn from God and his Church and, in the process, have opportunities to serve and share the hope of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom. Trips vary each year but here are a few recent opportunities.

  • Chicago Urban Vision: Designed to help students learn about and from inner-city cultures and about ministry in these cultures. 
  • Tulsa Vision & Service: Serving alongside the community development ministries of Crossover Bible Church in North Tulsa. 
  • Spring Break Action: Partnering with Samaritan's Purse, a team of students will serve areas affected by natural disaster in the region by participating in ongoing rebuilding efforts.

Atlanta Refugee Encounter: Partnering with Friends of Refugees, trip participants will work alongside and learn from refugees and those who work to settle, care for, and train refugees in the Atlanta area. 

El Paso Border Encounter: Join a trip to the US/Mexico border to explore the various complexities of immigration, while putting a face and experience to the issue. 

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Current students: search "student ministries" on Eaglenet for more info on opportunities to get involved.

Contact us at SMLT@jbu.edu