UM Campus Ministires are the missional presence of The United Methodist Church on college and university campuses around the world.
Through a network of chaplaincies, Wesley Foundations, ecumenical ministries and church-based ministries, The United Methodist Church reaches more than 1,300 campuses around the world. We have seven campus ministry programs across the breadth of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. They are located at Idaho State University, Boise State University, Eastern Oregon University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Western Oregon University, and Willamette University. You can see details and find contact information for each ministry below. If you or someone you know are attending college outside the Annual Conference, you can find a UM collegiate ministry near you through this link.
We are called to share with our campuses the transformational nature of Christ in a way that raises up a new generation of thoughtful, articulate Christians who care about making the world a better place. While this calling looks and feels very different across our campuses, it is central to our identity and it compels us to provide intentional, student-led ministries that reach this emerging generation of leaders.
1411 Joyce Street, Boise, ID 83706
Loving All, Opening Doors, and Changing Lives (The Refuge) is the mission of a new United Methodist Campus Ministry at Boise State University.
The facility for The Refuge was formerly called the Wesley House. It is just a few yards away from Boise State University. The student organization hopes The Refuge will be a place where people can come and immediately find Grace and Love, as students begin their next chapter in life. Through love, this ministry hopes to lead many students to Jesus Christ and be a prominent presence in student life both on and off campus.
Ministries organized for The Refuge include Study Night, College ALPHA, C&C Night (Christ and Clergy night with devotionals and open questions for clergy), worship and a mission trip to Mexico to help build houses with Casitas de Cristos out of Arizona.
If you would like to be a part of The Refuge with your time, talents, or gifts please contact Kade Atwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep the students at Boise State in your prayers and, with the help of our Lord, The Refuge can change lives.
Koinonia House is a welcoming Christian community for all students to connect, share and be challenged through worship, fellowship, exploring faith and worship. It is an ecumenical partnership of United Methodist, ELCA, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Christian Church (Disciples), and Roman Catholic partners.
Our anchor activity is our Thursday night dinner, which has grown to 60-80 in attendance. We also offer a light breakfast 3 days a week, averaging around 30 students. Volunteers from member churches staff both events and the focus is on relationship building. Students are mentored to do all the planning for our worship and community activities. Koinonia House has also deepened its relationship with Haven from Hunger, an emergency food bank operated by students from the Sociology department.
836 E. Carter St., Pocatello, ID 83201
We have a most excellent group of students who frequent the Wesley House. They experience the gracious love of Christ right on the Idaho State University campus. The house provides a place of refuge from busy days. Just being able to stop in and find cookies on the food counter seems to brighten many lives.
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Campus Coordinator: Claire Kosmicki at email@example.com (208) 221-5380.
Honoring the radically inclusive ministry of Jesus, we seek to cultivate a progressive Christian community that welcomes all students in celebrating the diversity of race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, financial circumstance, and faith tradition.
We are a multi-denominational student ministry organization near the campus of Oregon State University.
We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church-USA, the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
To deepen our understanding and practice of the Christian life, we gather in Fellowship, Worship, Spiritual Growth, and Social Action remembering to laugh and play together while reaching out to share God’s love with the world.
Our ministry of hospitality at WestM seeks to embody a progressive and inclusive Christian faith with a community that…
- Includes all students in celebrating the diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, financial circumstance and faith background.
- Offers authentic acceptance, mutual respect and supportive friendships.
- Creates a safe place in which to ask the hard questions, digging in to explore one’s faith and doubts, and struggle with issues of meaning, purpose and truth.
- Grounds us in our own understanding of Jesus the Christ as our path to God while seeking to be in relationship and dialogue with those of other faith traditions for our mutual benefit and understanding.
- Serves God and creation faithfully through learning about and acting upon peace and justice issues that impact individuals, communities and the world which we share.
Welcome to U of O Wesley Community Center!
Our Mission Statement: The Wesley Foundation at the University of Oregon, a campus ministry of the United Methodist Church, is a community,in the midst of learning, encouraging faith, love, and justice. All students and young adults, regardless of denomination or religious background, are welcome to attend.
The Wesley Community Center at the University of Oregon is open to all college students, graduate students, faculty and staff in the Eugene area. Other young adults are welcome and invited to attend at the discretion of the Center.
For more information, please check out our website at uowesleycenter.wordpress.com, our FaceBook page www.facebook.com/uowesleycenter or call us at (541)654-8144. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are at 2520 Harris Street, Eugene OR, 97405. Peace & Joy – hope to see you soon.
Western Compass is the current incarnation of a ministry with and for students that has served Western Oregon University for 65 years and counting. All this time we have been fostering a passion for social justice and global awareness in college students and staff of all ages. Today we are still going strong, helping students and staff participate in social justice movements that promote global change. Please see our Facebook page at or contact us at email@example.com or (541) 220-0035
Willamette University was founded by Jason Lee and the same Methodist missionaries who opened the Oregon territory to U.S. settlement in the late 1830s. True to its roots and its relationship with The United Methodist Church, Willamette recognizes the significance of religion in personal and community life and values the ethical and spiritual dimensions of education.
The Office of the Chaplains offers a wide variety of opportunities which foster spiritual growth and understanding as well as religious commitment and action. The chaplains are charged to work with persons of all religious persuasions – and of none. Proselytizing is not part of the program; progress along one's own path is.
Mission Statement: Recognizing and affirming the diversity of religious, ethical, spiritual, and cultural experience at Willamette University, the Office of the Chaplains seeks to deepen spiritual and ethical dialogue and growth on campus.
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