Student Life

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.

[top]

  Campus Ministry

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization:
    Our purpose is to help college age youth take a deep and honest look at the spiritual side of life. We hope to provide a safe place for each student to explore a personal relationship with Christ and to enjoy the fellowship of community.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    Attending one Campus Ministry event constitutes membership in the group. There are no dues, induction ceremonies, and no standard procedure for expulsion.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    Wednesday night "Conversations" meetings, small group bible studies, Fall & Winter retreats, Spring Break Mission Trip, University Religious Forum Lecture Series.
  • Primary Contact:
    Ben Gates (260) 481-6992 gatesb@ipfw.edu
  • Organizational Information:
    Email: ministry@ipfw.edu
    On-campus office: Walb 231/235
    Phone: (260)481-6993
    Website: http://www.ipfw.edu/ministry

[top]

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship 

  • Purposes and Goals of Organization:
    Reconcile students to Christ and changing the university marketplace and the world by building a community who want to walk with God. Training leaders and serving through our community and campus. Through worship and prayer-disciples, outreach, studying the Bible, and loving God together.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    Membership is open. Leadership requirements are training in discipleship and living in a way that honors our mission, Jesus and the Bible (Titus 1:7-9).
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    Zombie Run 2012, Weekly meetings, Missions trip.
  • Primary Contact:
    Laurie Atz (260)409-0156 Laurie.Atz.xa@gmail.com
  • Organization Information:
    Email: cacf@students.ipfw.edu
    Website: www.chialphafw.com

[top]

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 includes 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:
    Connor Pfister pfiscw01@students.ipfw.edu 
  • Organization Information:
    Website: www.freebiblenow.org
    Email: ipfw@freebiblenow.org 

[top]

 Global Christian Fellowship

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization:
    To be a welcoming and accepting community toward international 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:
    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:
    Sunday meetings, Thanksgiving Culture Break, Christmas Party.
  • Primary Contact: 
    Scott Harris (260) 260-797-8284 filsadopte@gmail.com 
  • Website: www.globalchristianfellowship.org  

[top]

 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: 
    Drew Skibinski (260) 452-7896 or e-mail: skibinski.d@gmail.com
  • Organizational Information:
    Website: http://www.student.ipfw.edu/ivcf

[top]

 Lutheran Student Fellowship

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
    To provide fellowship and outreach to the students and community. 
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations: No dues; one requirement for expulsion: unanimous vote after serious offense
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: 
    Bible studies and game nights
  • Primary Contact:
    Jonathan Danielson (260) 485-7770 danijc02@students.ipfw.edu
  • Organizational Information:
    Email: lsf@ipfw.edu

[top]

 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:
    Ellen Shannon (260)-537-4049 shaned01@students.ipfw.edu
  • Organizational Information:
    Email: newman@students.ipfw.edu
    Website: http://www.student.ipfw.edu/newman
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/IPFWNewmanCatholicFellowship

[top]

 Spiritual and Pagan Student Alliance

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
    To provide a safe place for people to learn about other religions and sipritual practice.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
    To be a member, just show up. In order to be a voting member, you must attend meetings for 6 consecutive months. Special cases are decided by officers. If an attendee is being disrespectful, they will be politely asked to leave.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: 
    Meetings once a week on Wednesdays at 7:30pm-10:00pm
  • Primary Contact: 
    Nicole Maki (260) 246-0670 kidkanada@live.com 

[top]

© 2014 Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). All rights reserved. IPFW is an equal access/equal opportunity university.
If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please email the Office of Institutional Equity at accessibility@ipfw.edu.