Religious Life Council
The Religious Life Council (RLC) is the supervisory supporting and coordinating body for all religious activities and programs at Otterbein. As an inclusive and ecumenical body, the Council invites people of various religious traditions and heritages to gather together in this common ministry. RLC's membership consists of representatives from each of the religious organizations on campus, and members-at-large (i.e., anyone interested in being a part of planning religious activities). RLC sponsors a variety of experiences and events throughout the year including special worship services, weekend retreats, participation in the Franklin County Crop Walk, Campus Sharing Day, and several opportunities for discussion, Bible study and spiritual enrichment.
Crossroads is a student faith community affiliated with Church of the Master United Methodist (on W. Main). Crossroads is an inclusive community striving to be the hands and feet of Christ. It’s a welcoming place where everyone feels a sense of belonging and purpose. Crossroads worship has a house band, and music is both contemporary and traditional. Different speakers come and share stories through scripture and personal testimony. There is multimedia and modern technology, but also time each week for reflection and Holy Communion. Weekly worship on Sunday evenings is casual: come as you are, not what you think you should be.
Otterbein Christian Fellowship (OCF)
Otterbein Christian Fellowship (OCF) is a fusion of God and friends. This non-denominational Christian organization meets every Thursday. Members hang out after OCF on Thursdays and on the weekends. Multiple Bible studies meet throughout the week and there are other opportunities for you to get connected, grow in your faith or just learn more about your spiritual life. Everyone is welcome!
Blessed Pope John Paul II Society
Blessed Pope John Paul II Society is a Roman Catholic student group that strives to live and spread the message of Jesus Christ. Pope John Paul II exemplified this message throughout his life in a very powerful way. Through example he moved many young people to self-sacrifice and service to God. The Society offers Bible study on Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in the Campus Chapel followed by Holy Mass at 7 p.m. Other activities include an annual retreat and mission trips to serve the poor. For more information and to register for the retreat check out our web site at www.jp2society.com.
The Otterbein Gospel Choir is a non-denominational choir composed of students from many different backgrounds. Students join this choir to be spiritually uplifted, enjoy spiritual fulfillment, develop friendships, and have "extreme fun". Rehearsals are on Wednesday in the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. The choir performs both on and off campus.
A group of women who fear, thank, and praise God through dance. Our mission is to praise God with every part of our bodies in the hope that through our dancing, it will touch someone's lives, while creating a Christian environment where we can encourage, teach, and strengthen each others faith through fellowship.
Athletes in Action
Student athletes connect God, life, and sport. The meet each Wednesday evening at the Rike.
Habitat for Humanity
The campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity International enables and encourages students to combat poverty housing issues. The three main functions of the organization include building, fund-raising, and educating the community. For more information or to volunteer, contact Chaplain Judy Guion Nutsler.
/ Chaplain's Office
The Chaplain's Office is located in the Mikesell House, 82 W. Main Street.
p / 614.823.1409
The Chaplain will have walk-in office hours as follows:
M, W, F: 9 am to 11 am
T, Th: 1 pm to 3 pm
And is happy to meet at other times by appointment.
Read the Chaplain's Blog, Musings at otterbeinchaplain.blogspot.com