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 alongside their God-given gifts and passions to share the good news of Jesus in word and deed.

For more information, contact:

CAUSE Ministry Directory

Please note that most ministries will have modified ministry function while pandemic precautions are in place.  Contact a ministry leader for more information. 

Beyond Incarceration

Sharing the love of Christ with inmates in area jails through encouragement, friendship, prayer, and Bible study. Our goal as jail ministers is to remind inmates of God’s mercy, grace, and forgiveness in their lives, while also providing friendship and fellowship that they otherwise might not receive. Contact: Max Everswick and Kiley Kilfoy

Building Villages

Seeking to build communities around children/youth in foster care, foster families, and adoptive families. Through service, prayer, education, encouragement, and community, this ministry strives to show the love of Christ to children and families impacted by foster care and adoption. With Isaiah 1:17 as our central verse, we hope to defend the oppressed and take up the cause of the fatherless. Contact: Tessa Doerstling and Chloe Pruett

Colcord Community Ministries

Serving the community of Colcord, Oklahoma (15 minutes from JBU), CCM develops mentoring relationships with students and facilitates Christ-centered conversations in partial partnership with local afterschool programs. JBU students will have the opportunity to volunteer 2-4 times per month. Contact: Jaden Starburg

Community Service Outreach

Providing tangible ways for JBU students to express their faith through practically serving in the community and in the process building meaningful relationships between CSO participants and organizations in the community. CSO meets at least once a month to serve and evangelize together for a couple of hours. Contact: Mickala Lovy and Sarah Caspari


Believing that students can make an immediate impact on our community, Cornerstone focuses on meeting construction needs in the community for individuals and organizations, particularly the elderly and disabled through the construction of wheelchair ramps.  Contact: Lizzy Bushlack and Emily Bushlack


In a society where women are either encouraged to have abortions or are living in condemnation, Embrace seeks to love women and the unborn with truth and grace. The ministry will come alongside young mothers to support them by providing necessary resources for taking care of their babies. There are many ways to get involved to speak up for the voiceless.  Contact: Leah Scott and Jillian Millhouse

Great Abandon Dance Ministry

Developing a passion for worship through dance that emulates that of King David (2 Samuel 6:14), our mission is to proclaim God's stories through artistic movement. We believe that dance is not only a response to God's goodness, but that it is also a powerful, visual way to move the hearts of people.  Our ministry members can expect to strengthen their own expressions of worship through movement while reaching the surrounding community through the joy of dancing.  Contact: Katie Johnson

Nursing Home Ministry

Visiting a local nursing home and rehabilitation facility to develop friendships and share Christ's love with the residents. Get involved in this powerful and heartwarming ministry. Contact: Laniese Penner and Morgan Lundeen

Open Arms

Seeking to develop relationships with and offer support to refugees in the Northwest Arkansas region. Guided by Matthew 25:40, Open Arms strives to accomplish this mission through awareness, advocacy, and engagement with refugees while recognizing that service through compassion and humility is the way in which God has called us to love His people. Contact: Katrina Reimer and Sophie Mumba

Side by Side

Our faith and actions working together, SBS works to meet a need in our community for kids to be guided and mentored. We are students working to develop mentoring relationships with local school children, particularly those for whom English is not their home language.  Contact: Madelyn Smith and Mariah Jenkins 

Spiritual Training through Engineering Mentoring: FIRST Robotics

Mentoring local upper elementary, middle school, and high school students, STEM seeks to impact the spiritual foundation, cultural exposure, and technical passion of kids all across the Northwest Arkansas area. There is no technical requirement for this ministry. Simply come with a passion to see kids grow in Christ and serve the community around JBU.  Contact: TBD

Unveiling Ability

A ministry that focuses on loving and advocating for those of all ranges of ability. Called to share with JBU how God has created everyone in his own image, imago dei, and how one’s worth should not be tied to one’s level of either physical, mental, or emotional ability, Unveiling Ability also partners with Ability Tree, a local organization providing rest for parents of children with disabilities and offering a space for their children to play freely. UA equips and mobilizes teams of students to volunteer at events such as Parent’s Night Out and after-school programs while also hosting educational and awareness events on campus.  Contact: Sarah Yoon

Watts Tutoring

This ministry strives to influence students in the Watts, Oklahoma, school district by helping students to develop practical study skills, giving them positive assurance in their ability to succeed, and building healthy relationships with them. Each volunteer goes to Watts once a week where we spend 30 minutes playing games with the students followed by 45 minutes of tutoring. By working in the public school, we have the opportunity to exemplify a strong academic work ethic as well as maturity as Christ-followers. Contact: Ally Mosby

Young Life

The mission of Young Life is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. If you would like to be part of this growing and dynamic ministry that impacts kids all over the world, join our leadership team. As a leader, you will have the opportunity to go where kids are, build authentic relationships, and find creative ways to share the love of God with them. It all begins with an 8-week leadership training course with other like-minded JBU students. Upon completion you will have the opportunity to serve with our Young Life team working with high school students. Contact: Chapman Campbell

Call 479.524.7175 or email with questions.