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Ministry/Service Opportunities

In Whitworth Campus Ministry, we believe that our faith works itself out in both concrete acts of service, evangelism and justice. Students put their faith into practice in many different ways, both on and off campus. These forms of service and ministry sometimes are connected with local organizations (churches, para-church organizations and non-profits) or student-sponsored clubs, and other times are organically inspired and executed by students themselves in their daily lives as they seek to love their neighbors as themselves. Below you will find a list of a few of the organized options with which students currently engage. If something you are passionate about is not here, maybe you are the one who could start it at Whitworth! Students have started and led vibrant groups connected with International Justice Mission, Alpha, missions work and more. 

ASWU Chartered, Student-initiated and Student-led Clubs 

Young Life

Kent McDonald (coordinator), or 509.777.3241

Whitworth has the longest running partnership with Young Life of any university. Nearly 80 students a year serve in the various Young Life ministries (Young Life, Wyldlife, Capernaum, and Young Lives) in the area. 

Other local ministries 

Other local ministries where students serve:

  • Youth for Christ
  • Side by Side ministry for developmentally disabled persons
  • Local church youth and children's ministries, and more. 

Dornsife Center for Community Engagement

This is the central hub for Whitworth students seeking to serve in the local Spokane community. The Center offers opportunities for tutoring in local schools, for helping with a student-led initiative that introduces high school juniors and seniors to the possibility of college, and more. The Dornslife Center also offers local service retreats to learn about the amazing work of many non-profits in Spokane that often lead to ongoing service in the community. Visit their site to learn more and find a place to put your faith into action in Spokane.