At MVNU, faith and spiritual growth are vital to our identity. That's why we offer a wealth of opportunities for students to engage in open, honest discussions about their faith throughout their college years. These opportunities include small groups for all class levels and faculty/staff mentoring.
MVNU believes that a big part of being involved in a faith community is to “get connected” into a small group. Small groups provide opportunities for students to build positive relationships, share about life and their personal journeys with Christ, and be able to pray and support one another through their college experience. Freshmen are automatically placed in Belong Groups led by upperclassmen. Sophomores through seniors have the opportunity to join Life Groups, topically based groups led by students and supported by faculty and staff.
Students need affirmation and support in order to develop in their confidence, independence, and personhood. This program offers upperclassmen the opportunity to reflect upon and make meaning of their college journey with someone they regard as a strong spiritual mentor. The role of a mentor is to help students process past experiences, understand where they are now, and plan for the future.
A mentor should be someone who can engage in complex ways of thinking and can help them navigate shifts within their own thinking. The mentoring program seeks to provide a positive support system for MVNU students in the areas of encouragement, prayer, and affirmation of their God-given talents, abilities, and call/vocation.
The Campus Ministries Mentoring program is geared for sophomores, juniors and seniors to meet with an MVNU faculty or staff member or a non-MVNU employee (via an application process and approval from the Campus Pastor).
Faculty, staff, and students can share prayer requests and praises by sending them to email@example.com.
Brooklyn Lindsey, '01“MVNU gave me the freedom to explore and ask questions, as well as the structure I needed to prepare for the rest of my life.”
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