Campus Ministry


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Campus Ministry offers weekly events during the regular school year to encourage your growth in the Lord as well as to create a biblical sense of community on both of our campuses.

Here is a sampling of the events we offer from the end of the August to the beginning of May each year:

  • Weekly Large Group meetings called "Conversations"
  • Weekly small group, student-led Bible studies and prayer meetings
  • A monthly lecture series called the University Religious Forum offering the campus and community the opportunity to learn about a topic with some sort of spiritual theme
  • A monthly luncheon with a regional entrepreneur, CEO or business leader to discuss what makes for success, character and integrity in the market place, called the Campus Ministry Business Forum
  • A Fall Retreat to build relationships and develop biblical, authentic community
  • A Winter Retreat to enjoy skiing, snow sports and fellowship in Michigan
  • A Spring Break mission trip to serve in a cross-cultural setting and to learn more about the global Body of Christ
Join us for these upcoming events:

November Campus Ministry Business Forum Luncheon:  Thursday, November 14th, Noon-1:15 p.m., Purdue FW's Walb Student Union, Rooms 222-226.  Rob Wallstrom, CEO of the Vera Bradley Company, will join a group of students for a free lunch and a discussion of what makes for success and creativity in the marketplace.  This event is co-sponsored by the Doermer School of Business.  To register, just email Campus Minister Ben Gates at

Purdue Fort Wayne Campus Thanksgiving Service:  Monday, November 25th, Noon-1:00 p.m., Walb Student Union, Rooms 222-226.  Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and other campus ministries join together for this campus worship service.  All members of the campus community, students, faculty and staff, are welcome and encouraged to attend this uplifting service launching your Thanksgiving week celebration. 

Lecture by Dr. Frank Turek, Nationally-Known Speaker, Author and Radio Host:  Tuesday, January 28th, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Purdue FW's Walb Student Union, International Ballroom, Rooms 149-150.  Dr. Turek is the author of several books and hosts a radio call-in show called CrossExamined on American Family Radio.  His television show, "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist," airs on the NRB network.  Ticket information for this inspiring evening will be provided in future weeks, but get the date for this special night of spiritual encouragement on your calendar now.
Campus Ministry Winter Retreat: Friday, February 7th (5:00 p.m.) through Sunday, February 9th (3:00 p.m.), Center Lake Bible Camp and Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort in Cadillac, Michigan.  Mark your calendar now and make plans to join us for our annual "Fun in the Snow" weekend in central Michigan.  Whether you are a skier or not, you won't want to miss this great weekend to be encouraged by some great people, to hear some great Bible devotionals, to eat S'mores over a wintry campfire, and just have a wonderful time with your friends at Campus Ministry.  Registration brochures will be available at the CM office in Purdue FW's Walb Union, room 231, or at any Campus Ministry meeting, beginning in December. 

Questions about an event? Contact Ben or Susanne @ 260-481-6992