Avenues of Spiritual Development at KWU
One of the unique aspects of Kansas Wesleyan is their acceptance and encouragement for students who are interested in growing spiritually. Being a private university, Kansas Wesleyan is affiliated with the Methodist Church. Our university is named after the founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley. At an educational level, KWU offers degrees in Christian Ministry and Religion. Student Life also offers other ways for students to grow spiritually through various campus ministry events.
Tuesday Night Alive is an event held every Tuesday in the SAC from 8:00-9:00 pm. This event focuses on providing a worship service like one would expect on a Sunday morning. There is a time of worship, preaching, and then closing with worship again. Speakers include the Campus Minister, Scott Jagodzinske, along with preachers from various churches around Salina, and Kansas Wesleyan students.
The event is centered around creating an environment that allows students to ask questions and learn in a way that challenges them. Each person who attends the event brings with them a unique trait that can help build the experience of all who attend. The atmosphere is friendly and light, with students in attendance being open with one another. Due to the light and accepting atmosphere, Tuesday Night Alive offers room for new friendships to be made.
Campus Ministry events on campus include Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Life Groups, and Campus Serve. On Sunday nights FCA meets at 9:00 pm and goes for an hour. The event starts with a game, snack, and then a speaker. On Monday nights Life Groups meet for both men and women at 8:30 pm. The men’s group meets upstairs in the SAC and the women’s group meets in Pfeiffer Hall. These groups are led by student leaders and involve a more intimate engagement of scriptural study. Campus Serve focuses on a more action based approach. KWU sends students to volunteer with organizations around Salina. These events help give students a look at connecting their action to their faith.
Kansas Wesleyan is proud of their relationship with the Methodist Church. They continue to provide avenues for students to take steps in developing their faith without pushing students who do not wish to. These events happen throughout the week, in hopes of providing more opportunities that can match anyone schedule.