At Olivet, students have a genuine heart for ministry. You can find our students leading worship at summer camps for junior high students, playing checkers with veterans at a nursing home, or building the next “Habitat for Humanity” house.
Music Ministry Teams
Olivet Nazarene University’s Ministry Teams travel throughout the summer and the school year providing energetic, heartfelt worship for groups and congregations of all ages. These teams are supported and managed by the Office of Institutional Advancement.The three groups — The Olivetians, Before Tomorrow and The Narrow — provide a variety of music genres, and bring an eclectic mix of instrumentation and vocals. Olivet’s Ministry Teams can provide just the right touch to your service, camp, retreat or event. Additional information on bringing a ministry team to your church, camp or retreat can be obtained by clicking here.
Outbound Traveling Teams
These student-led, volunteer ministry groups travel on the weekends for church services, retreats, and youth events. They are supported and managed by the Office of Spiritual Development.
The LifeSong bands lead youth and congregations in meaningful praise and worship. To learn more about this group, visit the LifeSong website.
Spiritual Life Ministries
The Spiritual Life Ministries are chaired by the student Vice President for Spiritual Life and exist for the spirit-led advancement of His kingdom through service, acknowledging Christ as our foundation. The Spiritual Life ministries provide students opportunities for involvement through various in-reach and out-reach activities. In-reach Ministries
The in-reach ministries are designed to serve our campus community through opportunities to connect in fellowship, worship, and prayer.
Party with Jesus
This ministry is a contemporary, student-led, freestyle worship service that meets weekly.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA's mission is to present to athletes, coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church
We aim to be a place for people who enjoy art to serve the Olivet community and its ministries through art projects and creative expression.
Hearts for Missions
This ministry is a group for students who have a heart for missions and missionaries overseas, or have a specific call to be a long-term missionary.
This ministry is a student-led group dedicated to interceding for the Olivet community.
The out-reach ministries are designed to serve our surrounding community through various initiatives.
This ministry exists to build personal relationships with individuals who are physically or mentally challenged through regular visits and special events.
This ministry reaches out to the physical needs of people in the community through a variety of projects, including hunger relief and clothing drives.
This ministry hosts a children's mid-week program for the youth of Hopkins Park, one of the more impoverished areas in Kankakee County.
This ministry serves residents of three nursing homes through personal relationships and special events.
Habitat for Humanity
In this ministry, ONU students partner with the local chapter of the HFH organization to build quality homes for deserving families in the community.
This ministry raises awareness and support for the local pro-life pregnancy centers in the area.
This ministry makes weekly visitations to the local prison, taking the message of hope found in Jesus Christ to inmates through listening, sharing and Bible study.
This ministry is committed to reaching out to the local homeless shelters through relationship ministry.
Urban Children’s Ministries
This ministry reaches out to at-risk children, offering Christ-centered activities and mentoring programs.
At Olivet, the worship of Jesus Christ is central to all that we learn, say and do.
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.