A healthy spiritual life is an important part of a happy and successful college experience, and growing spiritually is as vital as growing physically, socially, and intellectually as you encounter the challenges of college life.
University Ministries participates in the NWU community and beyond with the purpose of deepening a sense of spiritual journey through service, justice, diversity, education, counseling, and worship, all as expressions of God's initiative in the world.
One guide along the path of your spiritual journey is our University Minister, who serves as campus pastor to all members of the Wesleyan community regardless of their religious affiliation. The University Minister serves as the campus pastor and is available for personal counseling, religious and vocational counseling, and spiritual guidance.
Ecumenical Worship Services
On Wednesday evenings the University Ministries office and First United Methodist Church offer an ecumenical prayer service done in the Taizé style of worship. This brief midweek service incorporates scripture, music, prayer, and silence. All members of the Nebraska Wesleyan community are invited.
Thursday Campus Worship
On Thursdays at 1pm, no classes are held on campus so that students, faculty, and staff may attend our all-campus chapel services. Held in Miller Memorial Chapel, our campus worship services are an expression of Christian worship on campus that incorporate a variety of styles of worship and music.
Diversified Religious Life Programs
The University intends to provide an active, diversified religious life program designed to meet the total range of students’ spiritual development needs. Activities and organizations, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Wesleyan Student Fellowship, and FOCUS provide students with opportunities for fellowship, community service, and celebration. Spiritual resource persons are also available to students.
The Mattingly and Swan lectures annually present speakers who focus on religion, ethics, and values.
Internships and Service Learning Opportunities
Internship and service-learning opportunities are available in the University Minister’s office and in local, national and international religious communities. For more information about religious life activities and/or organizations, contact University Ministries in Old Main 105 or 106, ext. 2222.