Religious Life Student Organizations
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is focused on helping athletes grow in their sports performance and in their discipleship. FCA sponsors a weekly gathering for fellowship and worship, as well as 14 huddles, small groups for each of MU's sports teams. FCA offers other opportunities to connect with other students and to grow your faith. You do not need to be an athlete to attend.
The Interfaith council is made up of students, staff, and faculty who aim to increase inter-religious dialogue and awareness on campus. The Interfaith council sponsors a monthly Interfaith Roundtable, where students of all faiths can come to share their perspective and to learn from others. IFC also sponsors celebrations of festivals from Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist holidays, among others, as a means of supporting students of those traditions and of helping students learn more about other religious traditions. Qualifications: Any interested student is welcome to participate in any IFC-sponsored activity. The council is especially interested in working with students from international backgrounds and students who identify with non-Christian religions. Interested students may contact Dr. J.R. Hustwit, (910) 630-7514, firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study is student led Bible study that is designed to promoted individual spiritual growth, communal fellowship and Christian understanding through weekly discussion, prayer, fellowship and community outreach. Men’s Bible Study also hosts cookouts, praise nights and retreats. Qualifications: All men are welcomed to attend.
One Voice Gospel Choir
One Voice International Gospel Choir is a campus ministry-sponsored choir that performs in chapel services, local church worship services, and events throughout the state. The students meet semiweekly for practice, fellowship and business discussions. All students with a desire to praise God are welcome to be part of the One Voice Gospel Choir. There are no try-outs.
PGA Golf Management Fellowship is a non-denominational Bible study/discussion group for golf management students that meets weekly on Monday nights. The group is student-led and covers a variety of topics through small group discussion, question and answer sessions, guest speakers and small group study. The group also seeks opportunities to serve the campus, community and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Qualifications: Current PGA Golf Management students. Interested students may contact Bob Bruns, (910) 630-7180, email@example.com
Unpacking Religion attendees will get a box dinner and engage in discussion about one of the four major world religions. Our hope is to dispel some of the myths and continue to grow in love for all traditions as we learn together. This gatherings are held twice each semester and are open to all. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are available.
- Sept. 26, 2019 | 6 p.m. | Unpacking Religion Islam
- Oct. 24, 2019 | 6 p.m. | Unpacking Religion Judaism
- Jan. 16, 2020 | 6 p.m. | Unpacking Religion Hinduism
- Feb. 13, 2020 | 6 p.m. | Unpacking Religion Buddhism
Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study is a group of women who meet each week to grow in their relationship with Christ and one another. It is led by students and open to all students, faculty and staff at Methodist University who would like to learn more about Christ and grow in their discipleship. Women's Bible Study also partners with Men's Bible study to host cookouts and retreats. Qualifications: All women are welcomed to attend.
World Culture Celebrations
Join us for these campus-wide educational events focused on religious festivals that also influence world cultures. Events vary each year, and are chosen by the Interfaith Council.
- Aug. 22, 2019 | 6 p.m. | Eid celebration
- Oct. 29, 2019 | 6 p.m. | Diwali celebration
- Nov.1, 2019 | 6 p.m. | Dia de los Muertos celebration
- Mar. 10, 2020 | 4 p.m. | Holi celebration