University Ministry Center
The University Ministry Center provides a variety of distinct avenues of spiritual growth, including committed Christian service to the surrounding community and abroad. The ministry center plans chapel services and oversees student ministry opportunities, spiritual formation and integration, short-term mission trips, and volunteer opportunities.
Chapel at Cairn University exists to provide an expression of our worship and identity as an academic community of believers with a deep commitment to Christ as we live out the mission of the University. Chapels provide opportunities for the development of a personal and communal biblical worldview by teaching Scripture, addressing issues related to Christian living, and experiencing corporate worship.
Student Ministry & Service
Undergraduate students are required to participate in student ministry and service opportunities during their enrollment. This program is designed to integrate class experience with church related and professional experience. The ministry & service requirement exists to provide students an opportunity to grow personally, spiritually, and professionally through practical experiences. The University Ministry Center coordinates this program and assists students in record keeping and can assist with suggested churches and organizations.
Ministry Opportunity Days
At the beginning of each fall semester, the University Ministry Center sponsors Ministry Opportunity Days. Representatives from local churches and ministries visit campus and connect with students who may be interested in serving with their organization.
Global Mission Week
As an extension of the University Mission Statement, Global Mission Week seeks to creatively engage students in obeying the Great Commission as the natural outflow of their life in Christ through instruction regarding the biblical mandate, introduction to global opportunities, and intentional integration of their chosen vocation and global evangelism. Global Mission Week will take place during the spring semester and include special academic and extracurricular events during the week. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities for exploring your part in global missions this week provides.
Global Mission Trips
The University Ministry Center offers purposeful and meaningful short-term, missions trips that allow students to serve Christ worldwide. These mission trips provide students with opportunities to learn and minister outside of the classroom. We believe that these trips will expose Cairn University students to cross-cultural experiences that will impact the lives of those they serve and broaden the student’s world view. We desire to see many students consider a short-term mission trip during their time here at Cairn.
Cairn mission trips occur during breaks in the University Calendar, winter, spring and summer breaks. There is an application process that all interested students must go through to become a mission trip team member. Our teams are led by at least one faculty or staff member from the University