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.

For more information, contact:

 CAUSE Ministry Directory


ARTreach: Giving kids an avenue to express themselves and see their potential, as well as build meaningful relationships in effort to point kids to Christ, ARTreach invests in kids and teens in Colcord, OK through art projects and seeking to create a fun and relational atmosphere. All JBU students are welcome! We especially need people with experience in or knowledge about running a classroom, being with kids, or any type of art. Contact: Emily RunnelsJeanine Pringle or Megan Robinson

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: Mira Ramirez or Brianna Himschoot 

Cornerstone: 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: Blake Edlin

Friends of ASL: Friends encourages JBU students to interact with those who are deaf or hard of hearing by learning and using American Sign Language to minister with, encourage, and be encouraged by those who are hearing-impaired helping to foster a caring and enriching community for all. Contact: Maddy Joyce

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 Rowe and Lisa Blackketter

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: Kiralyn Tuttle, Nehemiah Hein or Corbin Wertz

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

MIDWEEK: This weekly ministry partnering with Cross Church engages junior high Marshallese students in Springdale, Arkansas in order to connect with and advocate for the Marshallese community. Our focus is on serving and connecting with the younger students through games and activities, serving meals, and worshipping together as we learn more about their culture. Contact: Ashley Burger

New Life Ranch Mentoring 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: Rachel Barber

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: Courtney Newhouse, Madeline Huisjen, or Haley Jontz

Operation Christmas Child:  Packing shoeboxes that go to hurting children around the world, we are able to share the love of Jesus Christ and the joy of Christmas with millions of boys and girls. A shoebox can have a big impact on children's lives.  What goes into a box is fun, but what comes out it is eternal. We are changing children's lives all around the world in Jesus' name through the power of a simple gift through Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan's Purse.  Contact: Bradley Herschend

Pen Pals: Through letter writing, we hope to remind believers of their new identity in Christ as children of God as well as share the gospel message with those that have not heard about salvation received by faith in Jesus Christ. Pen Pals seeks to encourage, evangelize, and equip people with truth based on Scripture.  Contact: Abigail Falksen and Rose Hanlon

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: Alejandra Reyes or Julia Lennard

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: Jessica Jansma and Marissa Johns

Tethered: 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 Taylor Bayles

Watts Tutoring: This ministry strives to influence students in the Watts, OK school district by helping students to develop practical study skills and giving them positive assurance in their ability to succeed.  Each student volunteer visits Watts one hour per week to tutor in a specific classroom. 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: Nathan Jacobs, and Eva Bohlender

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 on one of our two teams: the Younglife team (working with high school students) or the WyldLife team (working with middle school students). Contact Caleb Martin

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