Ministry Groups

Ministry Groups

Ministry groups range from small group activities to larger group meetings, to off-campus service projects and conferences. Students are encouraged to get involved in these groups to learn from one another, make a positive impact on the world and to embark on their spiritual journeys together. Ministry groups include:
 
Apologetics Club discusses issues pertaining to the existence of God and the truth of Christianity. Discussion topics include arguments for and against the existence of God, views of other religions and evidence for and against them, and the epistemology and psychology behind beliefs. In this club we attempt to be as accepting, candid and intellectually honest as possible while considering the rationality of different beliefs. Meetings are also perfect opportunities for students to openly discuss their questions and doubts about God and Christianity with their peers in an undogmatic setting. Through informal but informed discussion, members strengthen their ability to share and defend their beliefs and gain a better understanding of Christianity as well as various forms of unbelief.
     Meeting times vary. Please email Nathan Mech for more information. | President: Nathan Mech,  MechNR1@gcc.edu
 
Campus Crusade (Cru) is committed to their mission of “turning lost students into Christ-centered laborers by winning them to Christ, building them up in their faith, and sending them out for a lifetime of personal ministry.” The GCC chapter of Cru meets weekly for discussion, worship and occasional outreaches and trainings.
     Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Morledge Great Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Deborah Tuggy, TuggyDM1@gcc.edu
 
DRIVE (Drama Reaching Inner-cities through Visual Evangelism) is a student-led organization that desires to share the message of God’s love through creative and specific Gospel-centered dramas set to music.
     Tuesdays from 8:15-10 p.m. | Morledge Great Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Aaron Newborn, NewbornAM1@gcc.edu
 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a ministry open to athletes and those who enjoy sports. FCA hosts discussions, games and events that center around using sports as a platform to talk about the Gospel and the challenge of following Christ.
     Sundays at 8 p.m. | Morledge Great Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Joe Vermilya, VermilyaJR1@gcc.edu
 
Fellowship of Christian Educators (FCE) is a group of education majors who meet regularly to fellowship through worship, devotion, discussion and service while encouraging each other to become the teachers God desires them to be one day.
     Meetings & Events Vary Each Month | President: Carolina Cappetta, CappettaCM1@gcc.edu
 
International Justice Mission (IJM) is an organization designed to help fight injustice in the world today. IJM’s purpose is to increase awareness of and activism toward human trafficking, nationally and internationally through discussions, bringing speakers to campus and planning various events.
     Thursdays from 8-9 p.m. | HAL Room 208 | President: Ariel Abir, AbirAx1@gcc.edu
 
InterVarsity Missions Fellowship (IV) seeks to provide students a place they can worship, grow in their love of Christ and God’s Word and learn how to be effective disciplers.
     Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Seminar Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Natalie Kuznitz, KuznitzNA1@gcc.edu
 
Koinonia Gospel Team (KGT) is a group of students who minister to local churches through their testimony, worship and praise during worship services. There is no audition necessary to join this musical group and emphasis is placed on fellowship within the group.
     Music Practice: Mondays 9-10 p.m., Bible Study: Saturdays 10 a.m. | Music Practice: Pew 68, Bible Study: Harker Hall Lounge | President: Ben Leavitt, LeavittBP1@gcc.edu
 
Life Advocates is a ministry group that seeks to minister to "the least of these" by advocating on behalf of the unborn through prayer, education and compassion.
     Mondays at 9 p.m. | Grace Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Brittany See, SeeBL1@gcc.edu
 
Men of God is a Christ-centered ministry that seeks to serve the men of Grove City College through small group Bible studies and accountability groups.
     Groups meet at various times each week | President: Nate Mills, MillsND1@gcc.edu
 
New Grace is a ministry group that ministers to both the Grove City College community as well as local churches through their musical gifts. Students who desire to be involved must audition (auditions are held each semester).
     Wednesdays from 7:30-10 p.m., Sundays 2-4 p.m. | Pew 68 | Director: Maria Stewart, StewartMA1@gcc.edu
 
New Life focuses its ministry on the men housed at George Junior Republic, a juvenile detention center location in Grove City. New Life ministers to the men at George Junior through investing in their lives, showing them love, and by sharing the Gospel message through their actions and words.
     Ministries meet at different times | President: John Matthews, MatthewsJM1@gcc.edu
 
Newman Club is a group of students who meet weekly with the purpose of educating, supporting and uniting the Catholic students of Grove City College, and educating students of all faith traditions to have a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith.
     Tuesdays at 7 p.m., prayer at 6:30 p.m. | Grace Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Rebecca McLaughlin, McLaughlinRL1@gcc.edu
 
Orthodox Christian Fellowship is a group of students who seek to support fellowship on campus and to experience and witness the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others and study of the Faith.
     Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. | Old MAP Library | President: Alex Kiselica, KiselicaAP1@gcc.edu
 
Polk Christian Outreach exists to provide opportunities for ministry and growth through service to adults identified with special needs (both physical and mental disabilities) who reside at the Polk Center which is approximately 20 miles from campus. Students are involved in the lives of Polk residents through singing, worship, scripture reading, coloring, fellowship, playing games and doing craft projects.
     Wednesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. |Meet in MAP North Lobby, transportation to Polk Center is provided | President: Christie Goodwin, GoodwinCM1@gcc.edu
 
Project Okello seeks to be an instrument of hope, healing and Christ’s love to the people of Uganda and surrounding nations through prayer and action. The ministry does this through supporting three missionary partners in Eastern Africa through prayer, fundraising and awareness.
     Wednesdays at 9 p.m. | HAL 215 | President: Dan Schafhauser, SchafhauserDS1@gcc.edu
 
Prison Ministry equips GCC students with the tools, knowledge, and spiritual insight necessary to minister to, encourage, and build relationships with the inmates of Mercer County Jail.
     Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. | HAL 105 | President: Kelsa Battig, BattigKH1@gcc.edu
 
Steel City Ministries serves children through an after-school tutoring program at the Pittsburgh Project. Students go to the Pittsburgh Project weekly to work with students on homework assignments and do craft projects with them.
     Day and time TBD | President: Vanessa Handley, HandleyVL1@gcc.edu
 
Stonebridge Concerts is a group of students committed to providing spiritual encouragement to the campus in the form of showcasing musical artists. The group facilitates concerts each semester for the campus community.
     Mondays at 9 p.m. | Seminar Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Joshua Delk, DelkJT1@gcc.edu

Student Missionary Fellowship exists to encourage missionally-minded students to pursue God’s heart for the world and to pray for the unreached and unchurched peoples of the world. We seek to accomplish this primarily by gathering to pray regularly for global needs, as well as equipping students to go/send and providing a network of like-minded students and on-field connections.
     Sundays at 8 p.m. | Grace Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Amy Rumbaugh, RumbaughAG1@gcc.edu
 
Warriors for Christ is a worship team of students that leads the campus in worship every Thursday night in the chapel. The major purpose of Warriors is to provide a time of worship for the campus every week where people can worship both individually and collectively. All are welcome to attend Warriors each week.
     Mondays at 7:15 a.m., Thursdays 9 p.m. | Harbison Chapel | President: Tim Lowrance, LowranceTL1@gcc.edu
 
Women of Faith seeks to foster an environment in which women on campus can grow closer to God through providing fellowship, mentorship, service and events that build Christ-centered community and encouragement for female students on campus. They focus on meeting the needs of women on campus through providing opportunities for women to deepen relationships with one another and with Christ.
     Tuesdays at 9 p.m. | Seminar Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Laura Watson, WatsonLC1@gcc.edu
 
Young Life works with students in area middle and high school throughout the week, building relationships with students and sharing life with them so that they may encounter the Gospel and come into relationship with Christ.
     Weekly large group meeting Fridays at 4:30 p.m. | Grace Room, Rathburn Hall | President: Tierney Kearns, KearnsTC1@gcc.edu