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College Ministries

Welcome Parents!


The primary mission of College Ministries is engaging the Messiah College community in the process of Christian Spiritual Formation. We realize that our students arrive with significant investment made by family, friends, educators and cultures. We know that your investment continues while your child continues his/her education.


The holistic nature of a Messiah College education compels faculty, staff and administrators alike to be committed to the spiritual formation of our students. College Ministries is a primary resource for this formation, supporting individuals and campus organizations as needed and bringing together the various partnerships, conversations and experiences around spiritual formation that happens here.


There is perhaps no greater challenge or joy than following Jesus. Being conformed to the image of Christ is a high calling indeed, a calling for a lifetime, no matter when the call is first answered. Some of our students have been answering that call since they were children; others have yet to hear it. Perhaps the greatest challenge of College Ministries is finding ways and creating opportunities for spiritual formation that will entice and encourage both the seasoned traveler and the one who has yet to take her first step.


But it is a task we embrace with prayer and hope, for we believe the miracle of the incarnation happens daily, within and among those who want to follow Jesus into his likeness. And it is a task we celebrate together, for we believe that God has called a people to be the body of Christ ― the divine presence ― while we await Jesus’ return. And our communal formation into the image of Christ is and will be infinitely fuller and richer and deeper because of what is happening among us all as well as within each individual. This is formation for the sake of others, and not merely for ourselves.


Spiritual Formation


Koinonia Small Group Ministry

Worship Community

Agape Center for Service and Learning

Collaboratory for Strategic Parnerships & Applied Research