Shorter Ministries

Fitton Student Union
Room 203A

We are here to provide spiritual guidance for the college community. Committed to the Christian faith, the Office of Campus Ministries coordinates opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in Christian activities/ministries on and off the campus. Worship, Bible Studies, community ministries, summer missions & mission trips, family groups, and fellowships are just a few of many ways students can be involved.

Our office also sponsors special events to meet the spiritual needs of our students. Some of these are: Christian Focus Week, Seminary Day, Volunteer/Ministry Fair, & Church Rush.

The following student organizations work out of our office:

BAPTIST COLLEGIATE MINISTRIES (BCM)

BCM is open to all students regardless of denominational background. The mission of Baptist Collegiate Ministries is to reach collegiate students for Christ and to disciple them to a mature faith. BCM is student led, Christ centered, and church related. We strongly encourage students to be actively involved in a local church.

The BCM seeks to help students to grow inwardly through such activities as discipleship/family groups and Bible Studies. Prayer groups/meetings are also offered as a way to deepen one’s faith. Weekly Worship service, community ministries, and missions highlight some of the corporate ways students can grow in their faith. BCM meets every Thursday at 6:45pm.

The BCM sponsors two student led groups:

Proclamation – Vocal ensemble which performs on campus and in local churches.
Impact – A drama group which also performs on campus and in area churches.

BCM has a leadership team consisting of President, Family Group Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Fellowship Coordinator, Inreach Coordinator, Missions Coordinator, Fine Arts Coordinator, Worship Coordinator, and Community Ministries Coordinator. Other students work in each of these areas to make up a team of over 20 students.

Visit the BCM webpages for more information on getting involved in BCM, or contact David Roland, Campus Minister, at 706-233-7329 or email droland@shorter.edu.

SHORTER CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (SCA)

SCA is a student led Christian organization open to all students! SCA sponsors such events as Christian Focus Week, Church Rush, Worship Services ( Christmas, Easter) and other special events (e.g. concert). Students are elected each year to serve on the leadership team.

Shorter University embodies: a religious tradition which nurtures Christian faith and cultivates personal character.

For more information on getting involved in SCA, please contact David Roland, Campus Minister, at 706-233-7329 or email droland@shorter.edu.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)

FCA is a new organization on campus. This organization is open to all students but is directed to the needs/concerns of collegiate athletes. Students are elected to serve as officers. A faculty advisor also serves on the leadership team to advise and counsel the students.

For more information on getting involved in FCA, please contact:

Phil Jones
706-233-7209
pjones@shorter.edu

Janie Jones
jjones@fca.org