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September 2017

1Sep.

Campus Covenant

10:20 a.m.

R.R. Hodges Chapel

1Sep.

Luau

TBD

4Sep.

Joe Noonen

10:20 a.m.

R.R. Hodges Chapel

6Sep.

Community & International Ministries

10:20 a.m.

R.R. Hodges Chapel

6Sep.

Introduction to the Wellness Program

7:30 p.m.

R.R. Hodges Chapel

6Sep.
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Campus MinistriesDiscipleship Ministries

Iron sharpens iron

Opportunities to give and receive mentorship help us to become the best we can be, both as individuals and as a community.

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.
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. For these reasons, all MVNU freshmen are placed in small groups that they must attend on a weekly basis.
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 Director of Discipleship Ministries).
The Student Mentor program is based in the office Student Life. Student Mentors work in conjunction with the Residence Life staff to assist students in their MVNU experience. They partner with Residence Life staff to facilitate and maintain a positive spiritual climate in each residential living area.

Student Mentors are trained in one-on-one mentoring and accountability, discipleship, and residence hall safety procedures, and model the example of Christ through their lifestyles by living among the people they serve. They contribute to the overall purpose of each residence hall by leading prayer groups, providing spiritual support, and assisting in the planning of Residence Life activities and events.
MVNU offers a weekend retreat for upperclassmen each semester to provide students an opportunity to get to know one another and share their stories. Students will be invited to engage in formative and transformative opportunities to encounter God through worship, small group discussions, and practicing various spiritual disciplines. It is our hope that our upperclassmen will also build strong friendships during these retreats and bring that closeness of community back to campus with them.
MVNU desires to provide some unique opportunities for its faith community to come together and lift one another up in prayer. There is a weekly gathering in the chapel for a time of prayer, various prayer rooms in the residence halls, and an email address where faculty, staff, and students can share prayer requests and praises.

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“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.”

Brooklyn Lindsey, '01

For More Info

Kendra Lambert
Director of Discipleship Ministries
Ext. 4137