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

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: Brianna Himschoot  


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: Matthew Bell

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: Kat Caldwell 

Jail Ministry

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: Laura Gutierrez


Meaning life together, Koinonia seeks to give students the opportunity to show the love of Christ and share the Gospel without saying a word from the pulpit. Our focus and mission is to live life, reaching out to a community that may otherwise be neglected. Our focus stands on whole-heartedly living the gospel, giving students an opportunity to change a life by living life. Contact: Tim Conley and Katie Jackman

New Life Ranch Community Ministries

Utilizing horsemanship (Right Lead) and outdoor adventure and education (Right Quest) 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 or outdoor adventure or build off of previous knowledge, but most importantly, to show the love of Christ to children. Contact: Olivia Fletcher and Jaden Starburg

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: Haley Jontz

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: Priscilla Gonzalez

Spiritual Training through Engineering Mentoring: FIRST Robotics

Mentoring local robotics teams with ages ranging from 5th to 12th grade. Get involved in the spiritual foundation, cultural exposure, and technical passion of kids all across the NWA 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: Ben Trout

Students for Refugees

Utilizing the resources available on campus to partner with local NGOs in Northwest Arkansas we assist to resettle and advocate for refugees. Our primary focus will be working to help students use their disciplines and/or degrees to aide in the refugee resettlement process through service learning and advocacy. Contact: Anna Noden and Jina Kim


Through mentoring and a small group program that seeks to naturally foster community between women of all ages and stages, Tethered aims to encourage women in growing their faith while walking beside them and providing a supportive environment. Get involved with Tethered by serving at our bi-annual event or as a mentor! Please contact Lea Hart or Prissy Hall

Watts Tutoring

This ministry strives to influence students in the Watts, OK 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 and 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: Eva Bohlender and Ally Mosby

Young Life

The mission of Young Life is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Would you like to be a part of this growing and dynamic ministry that impacts kids all over the world? Then 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 you going through an 8 week leadership training course with other like-minded JBU students. Upon completion you will have the opportunity to serve with our YoungLife team (working with high school students). Contact: Jason Kresge and Rebecca Chamberlain

Call 479.238.8762 or email with any questions.