Get Your Faith On

When people think of ministry a couple of ideas come to mind. Ministry is helping people. Ministry is community service. Ministry is just a bunch of people sitting around praying. Ministry is only for the deeply religious.

But that’s not what Ministry is all about.

Ministry is about community service and helping others, yes. But it is also about individual growth, spiritually and as a person. Ministry is learning about and growing in your faith. Ministry is about being with people who support you. People who are willing to help you when you need it; and sometimes even when you think you don’t. Ministry is for Everyone. Ministry is Family.

Here at Benedictine University our Ministry is one of the most joyful, energetic, supporting, and helpful out there. You don’t have to be one specific religion to get involved. You don’t have to have a specific mindset to join. Come as you are and you’ll fit right in.

Ministry events range far and wide from Pillow Dresses for Haiti to FCA to MOSAIC to international service trips.

Here are a few:

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
    • A group where the athletes of Benedictine can come together to, “find ways to combine your passion for Christ and your passion for sports”
  • Movement of Students Achieving Interfaith Collaboration (MOSAIC)
    • Whose mission is to, “create an atmosphere in which talking about one’s faith is the social norm”
  • Protestant Board
    • Offers Bible study every Tuesday night at 5 p.m. in the interreligious loungeon the 4th floor of Kindlon.
  • Interreligious Dialogue
    • Continues, “the effort to create a safe space to discuss issues of understanding in a climate of loving respect.” Interreligious dialogue is currently under the direction of Dr. Rita George-Tvrtkovic. Topics include “interfaith marriages, Islamaphobia, facebook messages, and easily misunderstood customs.” -developed by student participants
  • Catholic Board
    • Has several ministries under it that are charged with events such as:
      • Education and Formation’s Bible Study every Monday from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the University Ministry Conference Room on the 4th floor of Kindlon
      • Peace and Social Justice’s Pillow Dresses for Haiti where students are invited to turn pillow cases into stylish dresses for the less fortunate in Haiti.
      • Catholic Life’s new annual ICCC-Illinois College Catholic’s Conference
      • Worship and Spirituality’s daily mass 12:00-12:30 and 8:00 Sunday mass onthe 4th floor of Kindlon.
      • Stewardship’s monthly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • International Service Immersion Experiences
    • Benedictine University is able to offer students international service opportunities through the Diocese of Joliet. There is currently a trip to the Phillipines during the January Break and a trip to Bolivia during the summer.
  • Koinonia
    • Koinonia (which in greek means “fellowship”) is a retreat weekend is, “an experience in Christian community based on the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ – his life, death and resurrection – designed principally for college students (undergraduate or graduate). The retreat is offered from a Catholic perspective; however, non-Catholics are welcomed as well.” The spring retreat took place this year Friday April 11th-Sunday April 13th. But the Fall retreat is coming in October the 24th to the 26th of this year. “It’s not weird, it’s Koinonia” It’s Fellowship, it’s Fun, it’s Food, it’s Faith, it’s your Future.

 

If you have any questions or want more information follow the links or check out the ministry page on ben.edu under Student Life.

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