Campus Ministries has changed its name to the Office of Ministry and Missions. After years of being called Campus Ministries, the name was changed to clarify its purpose.
“There has been a lot of confusion on campus as to what our department is, who we are and what we do,” said Anna Bennett, associate chaplain for the Office of Ministry and Missions. “The new title ‘Office of Ministry and Missions’ is much more inclusive of each of the important roles our core staff play, and the student leaders who help carry out our mission.”
The name change has been in consideration for a year now, and was reviewed and discussed by the core staff of the department, including Bennett.
“I like [the new name] because it has their goal in the name, but the old name, Campus Ministries seemed to have a more direct impact to students,” said Katie Guild, sophomore health, physical education and recreation major.
Junior political science Marlyn Antwan also shared her opinion.
“I think that changing the name from Campus Ministries to the Office of Ministry and Mission shows the mission purpose of the program and highlights how Southern Adventist University not only serves our campus, but also our world,” Antwan said.
Bennett said she hopes the Office of Ministry and Missions will help guide people in their spiritual walks.
“It’s our hope that students and employees would see our office as an incredible resource,” Bennett said. “We aim to walk alongside each member of our campus family to help develop their faith, so that they can pursue God’s purpose for their lives.”
To connect with the Office of Ministry and Missions, students can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow @ministryandmissions on Instagram for regular updates and stories of what God is doing on campus.