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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experiences supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Engaging Your Faith

All Clarke students, staff and faculty are welcome at all Campus Ministry events and activities. Check out many of them below!

Small Groups: Student-led faith-sharing small groups meet at various locations around campus for an hour once a week. There, students delve deeper into their faith lives with each other and with fellow students trained to walk with people on that journey. Contact campus ministry if you are interested in joining a small group.

Service Trips: Campus Ministry hosts a Fall Break 3-day service trip and a Spring Break 5-7 day service trip each year to various locations across the country. These trips allow participants the opportunity to experience life in some else’s shoes and provide service where it is most needed. Past trips have been to: Cincinnati, Memphis, Milwaukee, Chicago, New Orleans and Quito, Ecuador.

Log onto the Source to learn about / apply to the 2019 Barbara Kutchera Spring Break Service trip to Memphis

Deadline to Apply: Friday October 19th by noon.

Retreats: Campus ministry retreats encourage students to grow in their spiritual lives. Some retreats occur over a week or weekend, others for just an afternoon or an evening. Our Antioch retreat is student led and a great chance to hear authentic talks from peers and openly discuss faith life. Our Busy Person’s Retreat allows students to work the retreat into their schedule around their own commitments.

Silent Circle Meditation Group: is Clarke students, faculty, and staff meeting weekly to practice and learn about forms of meditation.  We approach meditation from a variety of perspectives including, but not limited to, Christianity, Buddhism, Psychology/Mental Health, Social Work, Art, and physical well-being. We seek to foster spiritual growth in people of all or no spiritual traditions. We have weekly drop-in meetings as well as special COMPASS topics listed on the Clarke event calendar or the Source.

Spiritual Direction: or sacred listening, is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with God / the divine or in their own personal spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of his or her encounters of God / the divine, or how he or she is cultivating a life attuned to spiritual things. The director listens and asks questions to assist the directee in his or her process of reflection and spiritual growth. Spiritual direction is not psychotherapy, counseling, or financial planning. A person in spiritual direction usually meets with their director for one hour every 3-4 weeks at a location and day and time that works with both their schedules. Contact Hunter Darrouzet to begin direction.