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Student Ministries

  • 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.
  • 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.

    • Omega: These teams utilize drama to bring the Word of God to life.
    • LifeSong: These bands lead youth and congregations in meaningful praise and worship.

     To learn more about these groups, visit the Omega and LifeSong website.

    Spiritual Life Ministries 

    These volunteer groups are initiated and led by the Associated Student Council (ASC) student government group.

    Outreach Teams (Teams that minister to the surrounding community)

    • Compassionate Ministries: Reaches out to the physical needs of people in the community through a variety of projects, including hunger relief and clothing drives.
    • Mission Possible: Makes weekly visitations to the local prison, taking the message of hope found in Jesus Christ to inmates through listening, sharing and Bible study.
    • Evangels: Ministers to residents of three nursing homes through personal relationships and special events.
    • S.O.S: Committed to reaching out to the local homeless shelters through relationship ministry.
    • Urban Children’s Ministries: Reaches out to at-risk children in the inner city, offering Christ-centered activities and mentoring programs.
    • Disciplers: Children's mid-week program for the youth of Hopkins Park, one of the more impoverished areas in Kankakee County.
    • Best Buddies: Exists to build personal relationships with individuals who are physically or mentally challenged through regular visits and special events.
    • Habitat for Humanity: ONU students partner with the local chapter of the HFH organization to build quality homes for deserving families in the community.
    • Olivetians for Life: Raises awareness and support for the local pro-life pregnancy centers in the area.

    Inreach Teams (Teams that minister to the campus community)

    • Party with Jesus: A contemporary, student-led, freestyle worship service that meets weekly.
    • Hearts for Missions: 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: A student-led group dedicated to interceding for the Olivet community.
    • 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.
  • Student Ministries Right Image

  • Olivet students are involved in dozens of ministries that benefit the campus, the local community and the world at large.
     
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    7:12

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