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 (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

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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 (260) 481-6825 cuffys@ipfw.edu 
  • 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 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:
    Jenna Meyer (260) 273-9807 jennameyer@mchsi.com
  • Advisor Contact: Kent Kauffman (260) 481-6467 kauffmak@ipfw.edu
  • 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 or gcf@students.ipfw.edu 260-797-8284
  • Advisor Contact: Mike Slaubaugh (260) 481-6465 slaubau@ipfw.edu
  • 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 (719) 439-4625 clarac02@students.ipfw.edu
  • Advisor Contact: Jeff Nowak (260) 481-6960 nowajk@ipfw.edu
  • 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 (260) 485-7770 danimf01@students.ipfw.edu
  • 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 Vandel (260)-481-6186 bandellr@ipfw.edu  
  • 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 (260) 246-0670 kidkanada@live.com 

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