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 in their relationships with Jesus Christ (or to initiate one), to develop student leaders, and to cultivate biblical community.

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:
Wednesday night large group meetings, fall retreat, winter retreat, small group Bible studies, trip to Bulgaria.

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:
Our purpose is to lead students to a relationship with Jesus. To help them fulfill God's will for their lives. We accomplish this by having a community of worship, prayer, fellowship, dicipleship, and witness. The community will be engaged in activities such as Bible studies, large group meetings, retreats, conferences, mission trips, and community service.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Voting membership is a student with a minimum of 3 credit hours. Active members have the right to hold non-officer positions, but have the responsibility to abide by biblically compatible lifestyles, the constitution, and bylaws of Chi Alpha.

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

Primary Contact:
Laurie Atz (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 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 filsadopte@gmail.com; gcf@students.ipfw.edu (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 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:
Matthew Danielson danimf01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 485-7770 

Advisor Contact: 

Jonathan Busarow busarowj@ipfw.edu 260-481-0481

Organizational Information:
Email: lsf@ipfw.edu

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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: 

Marie Langford marielangford95@gmail.com (260) 579-5045  

Advisor Contact:

Chip Vandell vandellr@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6186   

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

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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 kidkanada@live.com (260) 246-0670  

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