Faith Life

Spiritual Life at OCU:
Grow Your Heart for Service

Engage in Christian community and ministry at OCU.

True to our General Baptist roots, Oakland City University is a Christian learning environment where you can pursue your career goals while deepening your faith.

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There are many ways to worship, grow, and serve at OCU.

Student-Led Music Ministry

Do you feel called to use your gift of music to serve the Lord? Opportunities abound at OCU for musical talent!

  • Chapel Band – Participate in weekly services.
  • The Well – Lead Sunday evening worship time.
  • Earthlight – Become a music ambassador in OCU’s traveling gospel choir.
  • The Great Command – Try out for OCU’s famous praise and worship band!

Weekly Chapel Services

Join other followers of Jesus Christ for a time of praise, prayer and teaching from the Word every week. While all are invited to chapel at OCU, attendance is not mandatory.

Praise and Worship Nights

Come to The Well for student-led worship on Sunday nights, or to any of several special praise and worship nights organized by students throughout the year.

Weekly Bible Study and Prayer Groups

Student-led Bible studies are plentiful on campus. Find a group to engage in prayer and exploration of the Word, or organize your own.

Campus Minister

Looking for spiritual guidance? Meet with our on-campus minister to discuss issues of faith and find Christian discipleship.

Student Christian Association (SCA)

If you’re looking for fellowship among other Christian students, a safe place to explore your faith, and ministry opportunities, look no further than OCU’s SCA.

Study the Word and our General Baptist heritage.

In addition to student-led spiritual life, OCU offers many ways to advance your faith journey through academics. Christian studies courses are included in all major tracks.

And whether or not you are a General Baptist, you may be interested in our General Baptist heritage course to learn about our denomination’s history and impact on the world today.

Experience Spiritual Life as a Mighty Oak!