Illinois State University's religious and faith-based organizations are designed to provide education on and a safe environment for practicing religious beliefs.
Contact: Gilbert Kipkoech
This Christian-based organization is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the original seventh day of the Judeo-Christian week (as the Sabbath), and by its emphasis on the imminent second coming (Advent) of Jesus Christ.
Contact: Austin McGuire
The purpose of this organization is to help others learn more about God and the Bible through personal and group Bible studies, build friendships with students of all backgrounds, serve together in the Bloomington-Normal community, and do fun activities together!
Contact: Stoner Sinn
This organization provides Christian fellowship by holding weekly activities where students of all religions and backgrounds can interact.
Contact: Dheeraj Patil
Educate and offer a platform to learn and study about the principles of Bhakti Yoga as enunciated in the eastern literature of Vedic wisdom.
Contact: Benjamin Turner
To communicate the message of Jesus Christ, provide meetings of fellowship and interaction among students, train students for a life of Christian service and leadership, and involve students in the study of Biblical faith and Christian living.
President: Josh Katz
The purpose of Chabad is to provide living Judaism to the students at Illinois State University within the framework of traditional Judaism. Our objectives include but are not limited to: educational, ritual, and social activities, in addition to counseling and spiritual guidance to individual students. Through these and other means, our goal is to make the traditional Jewish experience accessible to all students.
President: David Zei
The purpose of Charis Community Church is to be a growing community of missional, gospel-centered followers of Jesus Christ who are committed to the Bible and who will love and serve each other, our city, and our world for the glory of God.
Contact: Nathaniel Hinds
This is a Christ-centered organization that fosters and encourages service through Christ and leadership and business at Illinois State University.
Contact: Justine Tumanan
The purpose of this organization is to preach the gospel, to encourage and cultivate a personal and corporate relationship with Christ and the experience of Him among members and non-members, and to be a shining light on the Illinois State campus.
Contact: Valerie Jefferson
The organization’s purpose shall be to equip students at Illinois State University on the importance of positive fellowship and also teach students to be followers of Christ.
Contact: Taylor Hallot
This nondenominational Christian church offers a diversity of people, casual dress, awesome music, and clear teaching from the Bible.
Contact: Chad Christensen
This campus ministry seeks to build a connection between Christ and the community.
Contact: Jessie Schmit
The mission of this organization is to bring students into a lifelong encounter with Jesus Christ.
Contact: Hannah Kroonblawd
To provide fellowship, encouragement, and exploration of Christian works and values for graduate students at Illinois State University.
Contact: Brett Kozin
This small, tight-knit group is dedicated to bringing Jewish awareness to campus and providing all Jewish students on campus a place to call a second home.
Contact: Courtney Dandridge
The Impact Movement takes the truth of Jesus Christ to the campus, community, and world by producing leaders of African descent who are spiritually focused, financially responsible, and morally fit.
Contact: Megan Wright
This student led group is focused on building relationships centered in Christ, developing student leaders, and reflecting God's love through our actions on campus.
Contact: Allison Welps
The St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center offers numerous activities for many hearts to know the depth of God's love and is a school to form authentic witnesses to love, truth, and life.
Contact: Linnea Johnson
Students are prepared for Christian service and leadership by helping them grow in faith, experience Christian fellowship, serve the needs of others, and share Christ with others in order to be a Christian witness to the University.
Contact: Junghwan Kim
By studying the Bible together, sharing life with the community of believers, and praying as a corporate body, this organization provides the opportunity to get to know more about Jesus.
Contact: Mohammed Zaman
This organization aims to promote understanding and dialogue about Islam.
Contact: Zoe Schmidt
This organization provides education on pagan religions and creates a safe place to study, practice, and explore pagan religions.
Contact: Kylee Nave
This Christ-like organization has the purpose of sharing the word of Jesus Christ through study of the Bible, as well as worship through artistic expression.
Contact: Hope Rutgens
Merge is a fully inclusive campus ministry with its own space at Illinois State! We are located at 211 N. School St., right behind Milner Plaza. Merge aspires to be a home away from home for all students—a place to belong. Our goal is to help students figure out what they believe and become the person God is calling them to become through offering weekly worship, small group opportunities, and community meals together on Sunday nights! All are welcome!
Contact: Lizzie Seils
This organization seeks to be ambassadors for Christ by bringing the good news of Jesus as our Lord and Savior by spreading the word and sacrament ministry.