“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:1-3

We invite you to participate in Campus Ministries United (CMU), an umbrella association consisting of a variety of student ministry groups. These ministries will help you develop a mature Christian faith by providing varied opportunities for expressing a growing Christian experience.

The CMU Council is composed of student leaders who represent different aspects of Christian Life and Service and model unified function, mutual understanding, encouragement, and cooperation. As a member of CMU Council, you will work together with other council members and the ministerial staff through prayer, discipleship, and relationship-building to promote a passion and enduring devotion to Christ among students at GWU.

The Gathering

The Gathering is a student-led worship service open to all students in the Stewart Hall (in the Tucker Student Center) every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. You’ll love getting to worship with fellow students through music, a speaker, drama, and fellowship. For more information, contact Natalie Coffing or Alethia Wagner.

Missions Possible

Missions Possible creates awareness for mission needs at home and abroad. Gardner-Webb is one of the nation’s top ten schools for mobilizing student missionaries through the North American Mission Board. In addition to national mission trips, our office has sponsored many international trips, including to Honduras, South Africa, Romania, Greece, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Ireland, and many other countries. To learn more about this year’s opportunities, contact Teresa Davis at [email protected].

F.O.C.U.S. – Fellowship of Christians United in Service

FOCUS consists of teams of students who are involved with leading youth retreats locally and regionally.  These are typically weekend retreats that include leading the youth in worship, Bible study, games, skits, and mission activities in a church setting.  The teams meet regularly and develop a close community of friends devoted to discipleship.

F.O.C.U.S. teams are comprised of 6-10 college students that desire to serve God by working with the church. The F.O.C.U.S. leaders and team members desire to serve the Lord and your church to the best of their ability.

The F.O.C.U.S. experience usually lasts from Friday evening until after lunch Sunday. The team is prepared to lead the service on Sunday morning. Each weekend is different. The program is designed to assist you in whatever ministry needs we can help meet. A F.O.C.U.S. weekend may include games, skits, worship times, and bible study. Each weekend is focused around the specific needs and desires of the church. That might be working with youth, children, assisting with a retreat, or leading a Disciple Now Weekend.

To request a team or for more information, please contact Anna Sample.

Prayer and Encouragement

Throughout the week and before The Gathering on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Tucker Chapel, students gather to pray for campus as well as the future of the university. There is also a 24/7 prayer room located in Dover Chapel. The prayer room is open for all to pray, meditate, and worship through art and music. Students also periodically plan and participate in 24-7 prayer campaigns. For more information or to submit a prayer request, contact John-David McMurphy or Vivien Ray.

Multimedia Ministry

Media ministry helps facilitate worship through making videos and PowerPoints, running sound systems, and working at Dimensions. Contact Whitney Easter.

Publicity Ministry

To help get the word out about upcoming events and other ministries through flyers, banners, videos, and more, contact Sarah Bracken.

Small Groups

Small Groups offer students the opportunity for weekly Bible study, accountability, and prayerful support while at Gardner-Webb. Please contact the Men’s or Women’s Ministry coordinators for locations and times of currently available groups.

Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministry allows females on campus have the opportunity to build Christian relationships and accountability through small groups, fellowship, fun events, and service projects. To get involved, or find out more about the ministry, contact Emily Bartlett or Charity Rosenhauer.

Men’s Ministries

Ministry allows students in small groups to meet for fellowship, prayer, accountability, and Bible study as well as outdoor adventures such as camping trips. To get involved, contact Nicholas Cobble or Justin Tolleson.

Athletics Ministry

Athletics Ministry coordinates a Team of the Week for every GWU team once a year. During this time, teams are prayed for and with (if permitted) and each athlete receives a goodie bag. If athletes have birthdays during the school year and live on campus, they receive a homemade birthday card from CMU. To get involved, contact Robbie Gaines.

Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir practices weekly and has the opportunity to perform in churches and at other events. To get involved, contact with Nadia Norman.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA’s mission is to bring athletes and other students together to serve and worship. For more information, contact AJ Hogan.

Release the Captives

Our goal is to raise awareness, inspire passion, and lead Christ-like activism against human trafficking and modern slavery on a local and global level. We aim to further this cause by organizing events and fundraisers, and collaborating with different organizations to make a positive impact on the world around us. To get involved, contact Paula Qualls.

Outreach Ministry

Outreach supports all ministries on campus by helping them engage the student population, especially those who are not Christian or are seeking.  It also helps promote opportunities to participate in local missions.  For more information, please contact Mollie Rice or Katelyn Harrington.

Heart of Fire

Heart of Fire is a dance ministry that performs in worship settings as well as engaging the campus in other dance opportunities such as REFIT.  Please contact Ann-Grayson Good for more information.

If you are interested in being plugged in to CMU but aren’t quite sure where, contact CMU Coordinator, Micelle Lominac.