Barnabas is an anonymous ministry that encourages students to take seriously the work of loving their neighbors. Students involved in Barnabas creatively brainstorm and execute various projects on campus—ranging from decorating a professor's office to leaving care packages and notes in students' mailboxes, to sending thank you cards to physical plant and dining services employees in recognition of their behind-the-scenes work. Students in the ministry meet together weekly to fellowship and plan the week's projects.
CATHOLIC STUDENT FELLOWSHIP
A student fellowship open to all Gordon students. The ministry meets weekly for prayer and discussion, as well as sponsoring a monthly Mass on campus and providing rides to Mass. The intent of CSF is to provide support for Catholic students at Gordon, as well as to help non-Catholic students better understand the Catholic faith.
COMPANIONS FOR THE JOURNEY
A mentoring program that pairs students with faculty or staff members for year-long mentoring relationships. Pairs meet weekly to talk through a curriculum focusing on issues such as vocation, family, relationships, faith and identity.
To complete a Mentor Profile: click here
A mentoring program that pairs juniors and seniors with freshmen and sophomores for year-long mentoring relationships. Pairs meet weekly for mutual encouragement, prayer, and support as they seek to grow in Christ.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S MINISTRIES
The Men's and Women's Ministries provide gender-specific opportunities for students to grow together through a network of small-groups and regular large-group prayer times.
"Open Doors works in the world's most oppressive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ's light in these dark places." Gordon students participate in this ministry through praying for the concerns listed on the Open Doors website (www.opendoorsusa.org).
SPIRITUAL LIFE GROUPS
Spirtual Life Groups (formerly Bread Groups) are small-group fellowships that meet on-campus for at least one semester. Groups consist of anywhere from three to twelve members who agree to come together weekly for purposes of accountability, fellowship, and discussion, and groups often focus on a topic or book during their time together. Spiritual Life Groups provide an opportunity for students to be intentional about their relationships with their fellow group members. There are also SLG lead by faculty and staff members.
If you would like to read more about the groups offered this semester click here: SLG
If you have an idea for a Spiritual Life Group topic, if you'd like to get involved in an existing Spiritual Life Group or if you are interested in starting and leading a group, contact Laurie Truschel: