Wesley Foundations, United Methodist-related schools, and other collegiate ministries offer multiple opportunities for students to explore questions and doubts, grow in their faith, develop their gifts and passions, serve and make a difference in their communities.  Here's just a sample of how students are exploring, growing, transforming, serving, and changing the world:

 Students and adults from the Wesley Foundation at Western Illinois University prepare to leave on their annual mission trip to Cuba.

Students and adults from the Wesley Foundation at Western Illinois University prepare to leave on their annual mission trip to Cuba.

MISSION TRIPS

 

 

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FOOD PANTRIES

 

 A student leader from Illini Fighting Hunger leads a boy scout troop as they prepare to package meals in Monticello, IL.

A student leader from Illini Fighting Hunger leads a boy scout troop as they prepare to package meals in Monticello, IL.

MEAL PACKAGING

Wesley Foundation campus ministry organizations, like the U of I's Illini Fighting Hunger (IFH), work beyond the campus to help lead others in making a difference in their community.  IFH has facilitated packaging events of meals and single ingredients (rice, beans, pasta, and oatmeal) with college students, youth groups, local churches and faith communities, business companies, and community organizations.  Since their start in 2013, IFH has led groups in packaging more than 2.3 million meals and over 100 tons of single ingredient foods.  

 Pulse Worship at WIU Wesley Foundation.

Pulse Worship at WIU Wesley Foundation.

Worship

 Maggie serving as a summer intern exploring her calling to ordained ministry.

Maggie serving as a summer intern exploring her calling to ordained ministry.

Leadership Development