That's what Wesley Foundations, United Methodist-related colleges and universities, and additional campus ministries throughout Illinois offer to students during their undergraduate and graduate years of study... a place where you're known and you can just relax and be you. We provide places for you to ask questions, explore your beliefs, and develop deep friendships. Worship services, bible studies, and small groups offer opportunities to grow in your faith and to think about life's biggest questions. Service projects and mission trips challenge you to use your gifts to make a difference in God's world. Check out the various collegiate ministries below and discover the ways God is calling you to learn, follow, serve, and transform your life & the world with Christ's love.
United Methodist Related Schools
Collegiate ministry Leaders
Our collegiate ministries are led by people who are passionate about working with college students and reaching out to their respective campus communities. They seek to offer vibrant ministries, encourage students to explore their questions and interests, provide spaces for meaningful conversations\, and guide the development of gifts and leadership skills in young adults.
College and University Chaplains are hired by their institutions and appointed by the Bishop to cultivate religious life, connect campus and church communities, and create opportunities for students to grow in their faith and their leadership skills.
Campus Ministers and Directors are leaders (both clergy and lay) hired by a local board of directors to build ministries which provide opportunities for faith formation, student leadership, missional engagement, and meaningful worship. Since these ministries are supported by local churches, alumni and other supporters, our campus ministers and directors must also create partnerships with local churches, foundations, and other groups to raise a portion of their funding. Contact us if you have questions - we'd love to connect!