Baccalaureate Service

Unlike more traditional Baccalaureate services, ours is an interfaith celebration of the spiritual journeys of the senior class. OWU’s Baccalaureate, which takes place over Commencement weekend, is planned and led by students. If you’re a senior and interested in helping plan this year’s service, please contact Sharon Hayes.

Common Texts

Common Texts is a discussion group centered around the sacred texts of the Abrahamic faiths. Students gather to discuss the Tanakh, the Gospels, and the Qur’an. Similarities and differences are explored in open, respectful dialogue. Contact Chaplain Powers for more information.

Christian Student Leadership Council

The CSLC meets to facilitate ecumenical cooperation and understanding among the various Christian groups on campus and is made up of representatives selected from each group. Contact is Sharon Hayes.

Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Bible Study follows a curriculum designed by the United Methodist Church for in-depth, intensive exploration of the Bible in 36 weeks. The program spans two academic years, with the Old Testament the focus of the first year and the New Testament the subject of the second. Disciple Bible Study is limited to 12 participants per year. Contact Chaplain Powers for more information.

Spring Break Mission Week

While not an exclusively Christian program, several of our mission teams have specifically Christian foci. Spring Break Missions

Wilderness Ministry

The Wilderness Ministry program invites students to engage with the natural world, as well as the spiritual aspects of it, through activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and reflection. Wilderness Ministry