Spiritual life opportunities


Chapel and Worship

Campus pastor:  Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, 419-358-3233

Weekly, voluntary, student-led Chapel services are held at 11 a.m. Thursdays in Yoder Recital Hall for the Bluffton University campus community.
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Students, faculty and staff work together on the Chapel Planning Committee and Worship Band. The band is led by a local worship pastor and practices are held on Wednesday night.  Get involved in leading worship by submitting this interest form.


Alpha is a multi-week video series and discussion group centered on the Christian faith led by the ministries team and student volunteers. The international program, developed in London in 1977, creates spaces where participants come together for conversations about faith, life and God.
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Catholic Student Group

Advisor: TBD



Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Advisor: TBD
President:  Justin Kauffman

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are students who seek to discover what it means to integrate Christian faith into life on and off of the athletic field. Bluffton's FCA group is made up of both athletes and those who aren't currently on a team but who enjoy sports.  FCA meets weekly for Bible Study and sponsors activities at sporting events, organizes events such as an annual corn-hole tournament, and provides opportunities for service to the campus and community.

If I were ever prosecuted for my faith, I hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.
John Wooden, Hall of Fame basketball coach

Ministry TEAM

Ministry Team 2019-20

Advisor: Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, 419-358-3233

Amy Marshall, Alli McClurg, Spencer Garrison

Ministry assistants work at building community and serving as a spiritual resource to their fellow students. They are available as a listening ear for peer counseling and support. They also provide opportunities for spiritual growth, such as Bible studies, mentoring, prayer practices and other ways to connect with God both individually and in small group settings.  Ministry assistants are a good resource in helping students get oriented to various spiritual life activities on campus, as well as service projects off campus.
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Bren-Dell Hall: Laura Irwin
Hirschy Hall: Kallie Smith
Hirschy Annex: Leslie Diaz,  Adam Byram
Neufeld Hall: Grace Zachrich, Hunter Miles
Ramseyer Hall: TBD
Ropp Hall:  Marissa Hall, Brianna Keeler, Sarah Rivera, Lily Yoder, Justin Dorsey
Apartments: TBD
Commuter: Meghan Ream



Spiritual Life Week 

One week each semester is set aside for a special time of focusing on the Christian life. Students play a major role in planning activities that help strengthen growth and faithfulness in our relationship with God. The week includes guest speakers and special times of worship.
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