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 Ministry Directory

Ability Tree Partnership Ministry: Our mission is to pour into the lives of children with special needs as well as their families. Partnering with Ability Tree, a non-profit in downtown Siloam Springs, this group gives of their time and talents to invest in kids with special needs through respite care. This offers the parents a time of much needed rest, the children a safe & judgement-free environment in which to interact and thrive, and JBU students a place to share the love and joy of The Lord with those who are typically marginalized. There is also a small-group component to the group to allow community and prayer among members for each other as well as for the families served.‚Äč  Contact: Heather Martin or Quinn Holman

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: Jana Strom or Kathryn Dyer 

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: Erika Regier and Christine Hanlon

Community Coaching Outreach: Investing in the lives of the youth of Siloam Springs and sharing the love of Jesus, through assisting and coaching local youth sports teams.  Contact: Bradley Herschend

Community Service Outreach: CSO exists to provide tangible ways for JBU students to express their faith through their God-given gifts and passions by 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: Anna Gibson  

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: Peter Choi or Philip Braun

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: Tanis Taft

Great Abandon: This dance ministry aims to foster relationships among both men and women on campus through the joy and common interest of dance while ministering to the surrounding community.  Contact: Melissa Wadley

Jail Ministry: From our love for God and others, we seek to further the kingdom of God through sharing the Gospel with the inmates by exchanging experiences, encouragement, studying God's Word, and praying together. Contact: Kiralyn Tuttle or Jordan Boehmer

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 or Channing Gallardo

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: Bonnie Mitchum

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: Monica Chacon or Roberto Pozuelo

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: Cooper Richardson or Brianna Wallace

Watts Tutoring: This ministry strives to influence students in Watts (OK) school district by showing the love of Christ and through that to help them to better learn. 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: Christa Jackson or Nathan Jacobs

Young Life: The mission of Young Life is to introduce adolescent 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 teams: the Younglife team (name of the organization and work with high school students) or the Capernaum team (program for students with disabilities). Contact Paul Graves

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