Religious Life Staff
Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Jeff Jones, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board
901.458.7589 (Office) | 901.484.4414 (Cell)
469 Patterson Street, Memphis, TN 38111
The Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) is a ministry for all University of Memphis students. Sponsored by Baptist Churches and the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, this ministry provides a great atmosphere in which students can connect with God and others, grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ and serve the community both locally and internationally. Weekly opportunities include FLOW (Free lunch on Wednesdays); FOCUS (our Thursday night large group gathering at 7pm); and FAMILY GROUPS (student-led small groups that meet at various times and locations on campus). Mission/Service Trips are an amazing way to serve others and grow close to a team. During Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer, we have opportunities to travel all over the world. Fun takes place too - Annual events such as Freshmen SurThrival Weekend, Fall IN-TENTS Retreat, Booyah (Halloween Dance), Bonfires, cookouts, Spring Leadership Retreat and Formal are favorites with students. It's easy to get involved. Just show up for Lunch on Wednesday or Thursday night FOCUS.
Campus Outreach is a ministry built on relationships. It is through these life-on-life relationships that college students come to know Christ, mature in their relationship with Him, and share their lives and faith with others through evangelism and discipleship. The influence of Campus Outreach does not end at graduation. The success of our vision is measured best by the students graduate and carry the vision of following Christ and reaching world for Him!
Catholic Campus Ministry
3625 Mynders Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Campus Ministry represents the Diocese of Memphis to the colleges and universities located within the diocese. Through campus ministry we seek to evangelize the academic community by means of a broad ministry which forms the faith community, appropriates the faith, forms Christian conscience, educates for justice, facilitates personal development, and develops leaders for the future.
We offer plenty of opportunities for students' personal prayer and reflection. We celebrate the Mass six days a week: Sunday at 5:00 pm with a free dinner to follow, Monday through Thursday at 4:30 pm, and Friday at 12:00 pm. Eucharistic Adoration is available every Thursday from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. And join us for Encounter every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm for an hour of praise and worship music, a reflection, and silent prayer. The Catholic Student Center is located at 3625 Mynders Avenue.
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship is a community of students earnestly following Jesus. We exist to encourage people in their pursuit of God and help them to build lasting, meaningful relationships with others. No matter where you are on the journey, everyone is welcome.
Chi Alpha meets every Thursday night at 7pm in the UC for worship, Bible study, and fellowship. We also have fun events and smaller 'life groups' that meet at different times throughout the week for encouragement and prayer.
Morris S. Fogelman Jewish Student Center at Hillels of Memphis is the address for Jewish student life in the Memphis area. Through exciting and creative programming and events, Hillel promotes Jewish identity, student leadership, and religious and political diversity in a dynamic and inclusive environment for all Jewish students.
Reformed University Fellowship
John Crosby, RUF Campus Minister
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) -- Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a safe place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him in community with others at the University of Memphis. We are here for the convinced and the unconvinced, the lost, the burned, the cynical, the bored, the spiritual. You are welcome, no matter where you are in the process, to RUF. RUF meets Tuesday nights @ 7:45pm in the UC.
SOMA (Church of Christ)
Soma is a college ministry in Memphis located near the U of M campus that exists to seek, spread, and share the life of Jesus with other students. Throughout the week, we share meals together, engage in Bible studies, worship, and hang out as a diverse group of brothers and sisters in Christ. We also partner with other organizations both on and off campus to bless our surrounding community. For information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UKirk (Presbyterian Church USA)
Elizabeth H. Doolin, UKirk Campus Minister
What does UKirk mean? UKirk means University Church. The U stands for University, and Kirk is a Scottish word for church.
What is UKirk? UKirk is a nationwide campus ministry affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) that seeks to reach, love, and teach college students to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. In Memphis, UKirk serves the students of Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. We are an open and affirming ministry where questions are valued, and authentic conversation is encouraged. We gather for worship, discussion, and dinner weekly, a spiritual retreat in the fall, and attend the Montreat College Conference in January. We also participate in service activities throughout the year, contributing to the broader Memphis community.
How do I get involved? Come join us! We meet on Thursdays during the school year at 6:00PM at the UKirk house on the University of Memphis campus, at 449 South Patterson St. We would love to see you!
Wesley Foundation (United Methodist)
Morgan Stafford (Executive Director)
3625 Midland Ave.
Wesley at Memphis is a diverse and inclusive faith community for all students. We seek to equip student leaders to make a difference in the local community. We partner with other faith communities to make a greater impact in the city of Memphis. We gather on Tuesday evenings for Community Night with free dinner at 7:00pm and a guest speaker at 7:30pm.