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  • At Olivet, students have a 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.
  • Student Ministries 

    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 

    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.

    Prayer Warriors

    This ministry is a student-led group dedicated to interceding for the Olivet community.

    Out-reach Ministries 

    The out-reach ministries are designed to serve our surrounding community through various initiatives.  

    Best Buddies

    This ministry exists to build personal relationships with individuals who are physically or mentally challenged through regular visits and special events.

    Compassionate Ministries

    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.

    Life Support

    This ministry raises awareness and support for the local pro-life pregnancy centers in the area.

    Mission Possible

    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.

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  • At Olivet, the worship of Jesus Christ is central to all that we learn, say and do.

  • Proverbs


    Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.