Student Life and Leadership

Religious Organizations

Religious Organizations
The examination and nurturing of religious beliefs, values, and morality in a spirit of fellowship are the common bonds among our religious organizations.

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Campus Ministry

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
The purpose of Campus Ministry is to encourage students to investigate and pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ.  To cultivate on campus an authentic, biblical community where students can ask questions, doubt and wrestle with faith claims in a safe and encouraging environment.  To nurture mature student leaders who will serve their campus and community.  To teach students that the Body of Christ is global and to encourage them to grow in their empathy and activism for the needy and persecuted around the world.  To promote and facilitate for the university community dialogue on religious issues and ideas.  

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least two credit hours at IPFW.  Any member will be considered active who attends at least one gathering or joint event per academic year.  An individual, once a member, shall retain active membership status in this organization until such time as they leave the campus or fails to comply with the stated requirements and standards of this organization.  There are no other obligations or dues.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Large group meetings, small group bible studies, fall and winter retreats, local monthly service projects, Spring break mission trip to India.

Primary Contact:  Ben Gates gatesb@ipfw.edu  (260) 481-6992

Organizational Information:  Email: ministry@ipfw.edu   On-campus office: Walb 231/235  Phone: 260-481-6993
Website: http://www.ipfw.edu/ministry

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Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship 

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
The mission shall be to develop the spiritual life and abilities of the students in relation to God, to each other, and to the world at large with a Penticostal christian context- consistent with the Assemblies of God teachings.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
All meetings and activities are open to all students, faculty, and staff. Anyone who desires to participate in the meetings and activities may become a general member.  All regularly enrolled students are eligible for voting membership who are invited by a current voting member in good standing and affirmed by the current officers.  Membership affirmations must be made at least once a year but can also be done as needed.  Those invited to voting membership shall:  express interest in becoming a member once invited, attend at least 75% non-membership meetings during the most recent semester, have been a member of a Chi Alpha small group for one semester, and embrace the purpose of the chapter as stated in Article II of the Chi Alpha Constitution. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Prayer, XA gatherings Thursday, student leaders meeting

Primary Contact:  Laurie Atz laurie.atz.xa@gmail.com  260-409-0156

Advisor Contact:  Sheila Cuffy cuffys@ipfw.edu  260-481-6825

Organization Information:  Website: www.chialphafw.com   Email:  cacf@students.ipfw.edu

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Coalition for Christian Outreach of IPFW (CCO)

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

Build a vibrant community on campus that benefits all IPFW students; Develop students spiritually, with focus on Christian character and growing in compassion for the world through various CCO Bible studies and service opportunities; To live out our faith by serving the community in explicit partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters; Encourage thoughtful exploration of the Christian faith in all areas of life.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

General membership is open to all students enrolled in at least 1 credit hour at IPFW and who has attended one or more CCO meetings; Voting members attain voting rights by participating in CCO for at least one calendar year and attending at least 7 meetings in the previous semester to vote. A meeting is defined as any gathering organized by a CCO president, vice president, advisor, or secondary advisor.  Members missing more than half of meetings will not be permitted to vote during annual elections.  No dues will be collected from its members. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Jubilee Launch Party, Weekly Tuesday night gatherings, Faith and Work Conference

Primary Contact:  Kristen Konieczki kkonieczki18@gmail.com 260-573-9819

Advisor Contact:  Kevin Stoller stollerk@ipfw.edu 260-481-5425

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Free Bible Now

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
The goal of this organization is to bring a group of Christians together in fellowship; hold events in which members give out free Bibles to fellow students on campus; to give every student the opportunity to gain access to a Bible in his/her native language; to bring the glory of God through spreading His Word.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  There shall be a $5 dues fee that each member will be required to pay each semester. 

Activities and Events Planned for the Current Year:  Bible tables, Worship mornings

Primary Contact:   Aaron Steffen aaron@myprinters.com 260-273-5280 

Advisor Contact:  Solomon Isiorho isiorho@ipfw.edu 260-481-6254

Organization Information:   Website: www.freebiblenow.org     Email: ipfw@freebiblenow.org 

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Global Christian Fellowship

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To be a welcoming and accepting community toward international and American students of all faiths and backgrounds. To serve students on various Fort Wayne campuses through practical needs, meeting American families, building bridges with American students, and hearing and learning about Jesus Christ and his teachings.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
We are open to all students in Fort Wayne universities. Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students of IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least three credit hours at IPFW.  There are no financial obligations for members.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Friday evening international discussions, Thanksgiving without borders, Christmas Party, Conferences and Camps. 

Primary Contact:  Scott Harris  filsadopte@gmail.com  260-797-8284

Advisor Contact: Mike Slaubaugh slaubau@ipfw.edu  260-481-6465

Organizational Information:  Website:  www.globalchristianfellowship.org   Email:  gcf@students.ipfw.edu

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
The purpose of InterVarsity at IPFW is to have a place for Christian students to come and have fellowship while growing spiritually together. Our goal is to share God's love and purpose to all on campus.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  No dues are required. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Weekly large group meetings, conferences, and service opportunities 

Primary Contact:  Ben Bailey bailbn01@students.ipfw.edu  260-449-0766

Advisor Contact:  Jeff Nowak nowakj@ipfw.edu  260-481-6960

Organizational Information:  Emailivcf@students.ipfw.edu 

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Interfaith Alliance

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

To foster interfaith relations between faith groups on campus; to perform community service within the campus and Fort Wayne communities. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  Members may not be absent from meetings except in cases of emergency or with prior approval from the President.  Members missing three consecutive meetings without an excuse will be placed on probation, which will last for one month from the last missed meeting. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Meetings

Primary Contact:  Juliana Dawson  julianadawson@gmail.com   260-403-3326

Advisor Contact:  Dr. Barton Price  priceb@ipfw.edu  

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod University

Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
To grow together in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To advance a distinctly Lutheran conception of the of the Christian faith in both the Old and New Testaments as well as the Book of Concord.  To reach out to our neighbors, both Christian and non-Christian alike, through good deeds, acts of charity, open dialogue, and a hand of fellowship.  Never to do harm to anyone, but rather to build up in every way, to comfort, to strengthen, to help and to heal, to forgive, and to love through Christ who first loved us. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled at lPFW.  Members should make every effort to attend every meeting except in the case of illness, accidents, family deaths, or other emergencies acknowledged by either the President or any called LCMSU workers.  Members missing three meetings without an excuse will be placed on probation.  The probationary period will be for one meeting.  After the probationary period members will be allowed to vote again.  Any additional unexcused absence by a member on probation will be grounds for expulsion from the organization. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Bible studies 

Primary Contact:  Matthew Danielson danimf01@students.ipfw.edu  260-485-7770 

Advisor Contact:  John Hrehov hrehov@ipfw.edu 260-481-6706

Organizational Information:   Website:  www.facebook.com/groups/132457239068  

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Mastodon Catholics (Formerly known as Newman Catholic Fellowship)

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To bring together interested Catholic and non-Catholic students, faculty, and staff to provide opportunities for growth, prayer, worship, and community. In addition, this group seeks to foster discussion and leadership among its student members encouraging them to reach out and better both campus and the community.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  There are no membership dues. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Mass on campus, annual fall retreat, service and fellowship, study groups.

Primary Contact:  Riley McCullough riley.mcc31@gmail.com 260-701-7696 

Advisor Contact:  Chip Vandell vandellr@ipfw.edu  260-481-6186   

Organizational Information:  Website:  www.mastodoncatholics.org  Email:  newman@students.ipfw.edu   
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IPFWNewmanCatholicFellowship

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Spiritual and Pagan Student Alliance

Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
To provide a place for people with Spiritual and/or Pagan beliefs to learn about and meet people of like minds.  To inform the community at large about Paganism and abolish falsehoods regarding such.  To provide an outlet to express problems and trends within the Spiritual and/or Pagan communities. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 

A representative must be enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW in the current year, have attended at least one meeting in the last 30 days, and have requested to be a voting member.  Representatives must make up fifty-one percent of the total membership.  There are no financial obligations.  There are no attendance requirements for members.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Speaker Selena Fox, Educational meetings

Primary Contact:  Zoe Dunton duntz01@students.ipfw.edu 574-344-6057

Advisor Contact: Shannon Johnson johnsons@ipfw.edu 260-481-6502

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