College is a time in student's lives when they learn new ideas, have the opportunity to explore different avenues, and can discover various characteristics about themselves and the world. It is the desire of the office of Campus Ministries at Iowa Wesleyan College to help students explore the world in light of God's plans and purposes for them as they learn, grow and make a difference in the world.
Iowa Wesleyan College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In accordance with its Wesleyan Heritage,Iowa Wesleyan College seeks
to promote spiritual development as well as intellectual growth in all
of our students. It is the desire of the College that its students
participate in the worship, study and fellowship of the religious
community of their choice in the area. The Campus Minister is a shared
position with the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant working
part-time at both locations.
The Campus Minister is a pastor and chaplain for the students, staff and
faculty, willing to assist in many different ways to help the students
grow in their faith. The Campus Minister is also one of the many persons
on and off campus who are available for counseling. The College also
attempts to orient students to the religious fellowships of their choice
and to enlist area clergy to assist in providing pastoral care to the
students. If there is an absence of a church of one's religious
preference, the College will endeavor to aid students in attending
religious functions in an adjacent community.
There are a variety of Religious Life opportunities to get involved in at Iowa Wesleyan College:
Tuesday Chapel Service
Habitat for Humanity
Student led Bible Studies
Iowa Wesleyan College Choir
For those who may be interested in serving in ministry following college, ordained or laity, full-time or volunteer, opportunities abound to be involved in ministry in churches in the area while here at Iowa Wesleyan College.
Numerous times throughout the year, various religious leaders, groups and programs are brought to the campus. Many of them are during the weekly Forum program. One of the highlights of the year is the annual Rev. W. Clifford and Maxine Manning Lecture series. The Manning Lecture series helps to bring nationally renowned speakers in religion to the Iowa Wesleyan College campus each spring.
Through the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement program and general volunteer opportunities, as well as the Field Education component for Religion majors,students have the opportunity to be in leadership roles and be involved indifferent facets of ministry, including youth work, Christian education,worship and music in area churches.
We pray that God will bless you on your journey of faith,