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Kansas Wesleyan University

Grow intellectually and spiritually

For more than 130 years, Kansas Wesleyan University has provided educational opportunities to young adults in the Great Plains Conference and beyond. We offer a wide variety of experiences to deepen your faith, enrich your talents and stimulate your intellect.

Our Campus Ministry is committed to awakening, equipping and sending students for Christ through student-driven community, discipleship and local to global service. Students enjoy weekly chapel service, small groups, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, service experiences, counseling, prayer support and many other opportunities for spiritual growth.

Coyote Campus Ministry seeks to help you in your spiritual journey. A healthy spiritual life and journey is an important part of a successful college experience. Helping students to integrate faith and life while growing spiritually is as vital as stimulating creativity and discover, to nurture the whole person – body, mind, and spirit as you encounter the challenges of college life.

Campus Ministry Team

Our Campus Ministry has a great team approach to speaking into the lives of students, faculty, staff and coaches. The Campus Ministry team serves the whole campus, and is available for personal counseling, religious and vocational counseling and spiritual guidance.

Terry Baldwin
Christian Challenge Advocate

Annie Boswell
Christian Challenge Advocate and Breaking Bread Coordinator

Aaron Glendening
FCA Area Coordinator

Mark Hendrickson
Assistant Campus Minister

Brandon Cheeks
Student Support Advisor

Ralita Cheeks
Life Group Leader

Kayla Hofaker
Life Group Leader

Scott Jagodzinske
Campus Minister
785-833-4529

Dr. Allen Smith
Director of Diversity and Student Success

 

Pastor Nick Talbott
Pastor, University UMC
785-825-9505

2021-2022 Peer Ministers

Read more about Peer Minister Program here (page 9).

Jessyka Barten

Camryn Coffelt

King Fanene

Shelbie Luney

Roy Sanders

Scholarships

There are numerous opportunities for members of the UMC to receive scholarships and loan assistance to attend Kansas Wesleyan University. In some cases, a 50% scholarship is available in addition to money from the Dollars for Scholars program. Combined with a robust financial aid package, these offerings enhance KWU’s status as a great faith-based learning option!

For more information on scholarships or financial assistance, please check out The General board of Higher Education Ministry and The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation.

Internships and Service-Learning Opportunities

Internship and service-learning opportunities are available through the Campus Ministry office. We prioritize helping students in fulfilling Kansas Wesleyan University’s mission to serve the church, community, and the world by providing a variety of resources for educational, cultural, and spiritual enrichment. 

Ecumenical Religious Life Opportunities

Kansas Wesleyan University intends to provide an active, diversified religious life program designed to meet the total range of spiritual development needs. Organizations that help us to create an ecumenical ministry setting includes the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Christian Challenge and partnerships with local churches. These organizations work with and alongside the KWU Campus Ministry to aid/increase opportunities for fellowship, community service and celebration. Spiritual resource persons are also available to students, faculty, staff and coaches.

Connections

Monday Night Alive

Monday Night Alive (MNA), our campus-wide worship service, takes place every Monday at 8:15 p.m. inside the University United Methodist Church (across Claflin Ave. from campus). This event is intimate and informal, yet relevant for to the needs of the Kansas Wesleyan University community. MNA is a Christian worship service that seeks to incorporate a variety of speakers, styles and music.

You are welcome to join and enjoy a community of spiritual seekers looking for a deeper connection with God. Are you interested in being part of the Monday Night Alive team? We welcome you to share your gifts and passions.

Life Groups

KWU life groups are weekly small group Bible studies and accountability groups. The groups are gender-based and meet throughout the academic year to help each other grow in their respective faith journeys.

Men’s Life Group – led by Terry Baldwin, this group meets at the Brown Mezzanine Mondays (10 a.m.) and Wednesdays (2 p.m.)

Women’s Life Group – led by Annie Boswell and Kayla Hofaker, this group meets at the University UMC on Mondays (9:15 p.m.) and at the Brown Mezzanine on Wednesdays (8:15 p.m.)

Tacos and Testament – led by Peer Ministers in the Pfeiffer Hall Lobby (7 p.m.)

Pub Theology – led by Nick Talbott on Wednesdays (8 p.m.) at The Library Sports Bar & Grille

K-State/KWU Coed Life Group – led by Terry Baldwin on Thursdays (8 p.m.) at 621 Westport Blvd, Salina

Our goal in these groups is to glorify God through learning truth, praying for each other, deepening friendships and reaching out to others. These groups cater to real-life issues that young people face in their post-high school years.

To learn more about these groups, please click here.

Blessings on the Go

Prayer can be an important part of the faith journey at KWU. To have someone pray with you, visit the Blessings on the Go kiosk in the Student Activities Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursdays. You can also send prayer requests to Campus Minister Scott Jagodzinske and have it added to a prayer chain list.

KWU Fellowship of Christian Athletes

KWU Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. in Muir Gym. It is not just for athletes and coaches but anyone who wants to attend. KWU’s FCA will be asking for a student-athlete representative from each KWU athletic team. The team representatives will help with the KWU FCA program, prayer for teammates, and act as a liaison between KWU FCA and their team. KWU FCA will consist of games, prayer, discussions, and sermons that are geared towards being a student-athlete and a Christian.

The FCA Mission
To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.

The FCA Vision
To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

The FCA Values
Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

Integrity
We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly. (Proverbs 1:3)

Serving
We will model Jesus’ example of serving. (John 13:1-17)

Teamwork
We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships. (Philippians 2:1-4)

Excellence
We will honor and glorify God in all we do. (Colossians 3:23-24)

FCA Interns
Avery DeWalt

Jada Renner

Zach Conde

 

CampusServe

This Campus Ministry initiative is designed to connect students for a monthly time of serving to build community and get prepared for a life of service! Those who feel called to make a difference local to global will experience serving in a meaningful way. It’s a great time to make a difference and connect as a unified group of serving hearts! Join in as we show and share the love of Christ.

For more information, contact Scott Jagodzinske by email or by phone: (785) 833-4529.

When is CampusServe?

CampusServe takes place multiple times each semester. This is perfect for groups, individual students, alumni, faculty and staff to join in a time of fellowship and service. Friends and family are welcome to join!

Where do I go?

CampusServe participants should arrive at their designated sign-in time. We will kick off from the steps of The Hall of Pioneers. There you will register, find out project information, and divide into teams. After choosing your project, all teams will leave campus around for their location of service. What kinds of projects will I choose from to serve others? Most projects are linked with alumni and congregants from local United Methodist Church partners. You may choose to serve at the widow, elderly and disabled homeowners locations where you may participate in building a deck, washing windows, landscape projects, helping someone move or a variety of other meaningful serving projects. You may even take part in a river clean-up project, painting at a local school or participating in sports ministry.

What do I need to bring?

All you need is your heart to serve! We do suggest you bring a water bottle.

Do I need to register each month to join CampusServe?

Yes, please! You need to register, so we can be properly prepared with tools and supplies for our project.