The fourth-oldest Lutheran college in the country, Wittenberg provides a nurturing environment to help students understand the meaningful connection between self-fulfillment and service to the world. Students of all faiths consistently seek out Wittenberg's Lutheran-inspired learning environment, one that shows compassion in action through service to the local community and abroad.
At Wittenberg, Campus Ministries means so much more than encouraging our students through our Lutheran heritage and mission. Students of all faiths and religious backgrounds are welcomed to express themselves and continue their spiritual journey at Wittenberg.
These student-run campus ministries provide fellowship, spiritual growth, leadership development, worship, and opportunities to serve others. Every student organization is open to all students, regardless of their affiliation.
You can learn more about these ministries at the Student Involvement Fair and at various events in the fall - see the campus ministry calendar at the tab above! Learn More
Common Ground brings together all of the Christian Ministries for New Student Days events and special activities including opening picnic, retreats, service and fun fellowship events over the course of the year. Learn More
Weaver Chapel Association (WCA)
Weaver Chapel Association members grow in Christ through a weekly discussion group on everyday faith topics; through retreats each semester; through fellowship events such as movie nights or Young's Run; and through service in community and on campus. Meets 8:30 p.m. on Monday nights in the Chapel Activity Room, Weaver Chapel. Come and join us for this low-key time of faith discussions where everyone is welcome wherever you are on your faith journey! Pastor Rachel Tune advises WCA. Learn More
Athletes in Action
Looking for a way to connect your faith and your love of athletics? Athletes in Action, a ministry of Athletes in Action and Campus Crusade for Christ, focuses on presenting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to athletes, coaches, and all whom they influence. The organization bases its teaching on the Bible, and is spiritually nurturing, athletically-focused, and most of all, Christ-centered. Meets Monday nights at 8 p.m., Blair Hall. Learn More
CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)
CRU is a student-led ministry whose focus is to know Christ and make Him known at Wittenberg and throughout the world. CRU meets Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. in Blair Hall, Room 201. CRU also has a small group Bible Studies, opportunities for one-on-one mentoring, retreats, and opportunities for fellowship and service with other campuses. Learn More
IMANI Gospel Choir
Do you love to sing? Do you love Gospel music? IMANI, Wittenberg's gospel choir, directed by Kent Brooks, praises God through song and music. IMANI holds concerts several times a year and has sung at convocations, special events, and residence hall programs. IMANI's concerts often accept as their admission price a canned food donation, which is then given to a food bank, but admission is free unless otherwise stated. Imani also sponsors an annual festival of gospel music featuring gospel choirs from around the community. IMANI meets in Krieg Hall, Room 305, at 8 p.m. each Wednesday. Learn More
The Jewish Culture Club-Hillel Affiliate
The Jewish Culture Club aims to provide Jewish students with the opportunity to practice their faith and celebrate holidays.It also strives to promote an understanding and awareness of Jewish religion and culture on campus and in the community. Activities include bi-weekly meetings, challah baking, group trips to the synagogue, and holiday celebrations. Jewish Culture Club is advised by Suzanne Smailes. To learn more about JCC, contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn More
Lutheran Student Movement (LSM)
LSM connects Lutheran students with one another here at Wittenberg, on other campuses and throughout the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Students gather regularly for fellowship, attend regional and national retreats, and discuss issues before the Lutheran church. Meets Thursday nights at 8 p.m. in the Chapel Activity Room, Weaver Chapel. Pastor Andy Tune advises LSM. Learn More
The Newman Club is a Catholic religious-social group composed of Wittenberg students and faculty. Weekly meetings are held to plan masses, philanthropic projects, and social events. The Newman Club meets Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Chapel Activity Room. Retreats, service projects, and fellowship are all part of the Newman Club's mission. Learn More
Young Life provides leaders for local high school Young Life groups. For more information, contact Pastor Rachel Tune at email@example.com.
Led by students, pastors, and others, Bible studies are offered at various times and places. Contact Pastor Rachel or individual ministries if interested in participating or leading.
Directed by David Weimer, Chapel Organist and Director of the Chapel Choir.
Worship Music Team for RISE Contemporary Worship
Let us know if you have interest in participating in a student music team!
This group of students, faculty, and staff promotes events on campus that help to foster respect and understanding of diverse faiths and religious groups, and oversees the interfaith reflection and prayer room. Anyone interested in participating may contact Pastor Rachel Tune (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Interfaith Senator, Grace Fischer (email@example.com).
Prayer and Meditation Room
On the 2nd floor of the library, this room provides a space for meditation and private prayer for any and all religious or spiritual groups. Open when the library is open.
Pre-Theological Studies Committee
The Pre-Theological Studies Committee is made up of students who are interested in discussing ministry and theology, especially those who are considering seminary or graduate study in religion. The group hosts seminary representatives from various denominations and meets informally to discuss shared interests. Pastor Andy Tune advises and keeps pre-theological students informed about special events, campus visits, field experiences, scholarship programs, and church-related job opportunities. Meets about 3 times a semester. Contact Pastor Andy Tune, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and to get on the email listserve.
The Pastors' Office occasionally works with the Community Service Office to provide service trips with a significant relationship to a faith community. Past trips have included Fall Break trip to DC, and Alternative Spring Break trips to El Salvador and to the Gulf Coast.