At Cedarville University, we believe that intentional ministry involvement is a vital part of your undergraduate or graduate experience and helps prepare you for a future of using your vocation to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
How will you get involved? Minister to inmates in a local jail? Tutor refugees? Travel overseas on a short-term medical missions trip? You’ll find those opportunities and many more at Cedarville.
Whether locally or around the world, you will have opportunities to share the hope of the Gospel to a hurting world.
Apply what you’re learning in chapel and in the classroom as you serve through church ministries and community outreach teams. Your faith will grow as you help meet the physical and spiritual needs of those you serve. There are more than 45 teams for you to get involved with.
Each year, 6-7 spring break teams minister around the country. Where will you choose to go? You could teach English to immigrants in New York City, repair roofs for the disadvantaged in Memphis, Tennessee, provide medical care to refugees in Atlanta, Georgia, or choose from several other opportunities.
Use one of your spring or summer breaks to go on a short-term missions trip, sharing the Gospel. We encourage EVERY student to take at least one international GO trip! Each year, more than 200 students participate in international trips.
Global Outreach Blog
Read updates and prayer requests from our summer teams.
Get Involved With the Local Church
Cedarville President Thomas White challenges students to get involved in the local church.
There are 18 worship bands on campus where you can use your God-given talents to serve, either as a musician or tech support. Auditions are held the first week of fall semester.
HeartSong Ministries is made up of four traveling worship teams that represent Cedarville as they share the Gospel at conferences, camps, schools, and churches. HeartSong teams intentionally balance music, Scripture, and life stories to engage audiences in a way that is distinctively Cedarville.
There are many opportunities to be a part of student-led bands that lead worship in our daily chapel services.
Resonance and Rekindle
Resonance and Rekindle are worship bands made up of students from the worship program in the Department of Music and Worship. These bands represent Cedarville at local and regional churches.
Jubilate is a ministry team of vocalists and instrumentalist that perform in local and regional churches, including a spring tour.
You'll find plenty of ways to serve and lead at Cedarville. You'll grow in your faith and leadership skills as you serve others.
Discipleship Ministries oversees nearly 100 discipleship groups (called “d-groups”) that meet regularly for prayer, accountability, encouragement, and Bible study. Serve as small-group leader or be a member of the Discipleship Council (DC), which helps administer d-groups. Both are great ways to hone your leadership skills while encouraging spiritual growth on campus.
Through the exploration of a Biblical definition of leadership, Cedarville is intentional about equipping student leaders with the knowledge and skills to implement positive change through effective stewardship, influence, and service. All student leaders attend our annual CULEAD conference, that opens opportunities to serve the campus community and beyond.
Minister to other students as a Resident Assistant in one of our residence halls.
Our daily chapel services provide many opportunities to minister to the campus community. Students serve on tech crews and lead worship as part of chapel bands every day. Weekly, student-led chapels provide opportunities for students to plan and lead the services, including preaching opportunities for student chaplains.
Listen to student testimonies about life-changing missions trips through Cedarville's CUGO.
Read and watch stories of how God is working in the lives of Cedarville students through local and international ministry opportunities.
From Hindu to Follower of Jesus
Watch the amazing story of how an unlikely friendship led Hitesh to find new life through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Bringing Hope and Healing to Nicaragua
Cedarville nursing students spent spring break sharing the love of Christ and offering medical care as part of a CUGO trip to Nicaragua.
Sharing the Gospel Through Sport
Rachel Krikke shares how God used volleyball as a way to share the Gospel during the volleyball team's #CUGO trip to Panama.
Serving Through Medical Missions
A group of Cedarville University students use what they are learning in their nursing and pharmacy coursework to serve the people of the Dominican Republic.