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 become a disciple of Jesus Christ, to nurture student leadership, to cultivate authentic biblical community on campus, and to expose students to the global nature of the body of Christ.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
To become a member of Campus Ministry, an individual must attend one Campus Ministry meeting or event. 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.

Voting membership: 1. express interest, once invited. 2. Attend 75% of nonmember meetings in the last year. 3. Have been a member for one semester. 4. Embrace the purpose of the chapter stated in article II on the 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:
Email: cacf@students.ipfw.edu
Website: www.chialphafw.com

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Free Bible Now

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
The goal of this organization is to give every student, regardless of language or culture, the opportunity to own a bible.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: The requirements of members for this organization include actively participating in most of the organizations activities, and, if asked, to go the extra mile in order to fulfill the goals of the organization. There are no dues currently. Induction is minimal. Expulsion is only recommended in casese in which a member is actively working against the goals of Free Bible Now.

Activities and Events Planned for the Current Year:
Bible Tables

Primary Contact:
Jenna Meyer jennameyer@mchsi.com (260) 273-9807 

Advisor Contact: Kent Kauffman kauffmak@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6467

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. At least 51% of members must be enrolled IPFW students. Only enrolled IPFW students may vote. Membership shall follow the policies of the IPFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct as state in Part I, Section A, Items 3 and 4. Non-student membership may be held by faculty, staff, alumni, or community members. They may not, however vote, or hold office. 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

Website: www.globalchristianfellowship.org  

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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: 
There are no formal requirements to be in InterVarsity. Any student is welcome to be involved regardless of religion, ethnic, or racial background. Leaders have formal requirements outlined in Constitution. 

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

Primary Contact: 
Andrew Clark clarac02@students.ipfw.edu (719) 439-4625

Advisor Contact:

Jeff Nowak nowajk@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6960

Organizational Information:
Website: http://www.student.ipfw.edu/ivcf

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Lutheran Church Missouri Synod University

Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
To provide a LCMS community and bible study 

Membership Requirements and Obligations: No dues; Expulsion based on conduct

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 LCMSU@ipfw-facebook 

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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:
Membership is open to all IPFW students and may include a limited number of non-students, faculty and staff. 51% of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization. Membership shall be free from discrimination and harassment per the policies of the IPFW code of student rights, responsibilities and conduct.

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

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Spiritual and Pagan Student Alliance

Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
This group is meant for anyone who is willing to learn about and/or research other religious paths and not be judgmental about other faiths.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
Attend meetings

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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