A student’s time at university provides an incredible opportunity to grow in faith. Often this growth comes through challenges and questions that arise during these years of transition. Often students feel pressure to figure out who they are, how they want to live, and what it means to faithfully follow Jesus. Facing all these big questions at once can be overwhelming, but it also can be formative in beautiful ways and you don’t have to walk this path alone! We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for you to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and to learn to trust in His promises amidst all the uncertainty life brings.
Find books, online resources, sermons, and other tools for spiritual growth and development on our Campus Ministries Resources Page.
There are a variety of ways to get involved. Consider joining a small group. Attend the annual Silent Retreat to King’s Fold Retreat Centre. Participate in an interfaith dialogue. Take your professor out for coffee and ask about their faith journey. Go to Discipleship and Resistance. Help plan chapel with the Worship Formation team. Join the Prison Ministry team. Pray with others on campus.
Spiritual Mentors and Life Coaches
King's has two spiritual mentor and life coaches, Bob Foo and Val Martens, who are available to walk alongside and pray with students.
Bob desires to support the young men at King’s in life skills (e.g. time management, study skills), spiritual mentoring (where faith intersects life), and intentional discipleship training through one-on-one meetings and Bible study. Val loves hearing students' stories and bringing hope and understanding when life is difficult. She serves the young women at King's.
On any day of the week, there’s likely a group of students at King’s meeting to talk about their faith, the Bible, praying together, and sharing about what’s happening in their lives. A small group is a great way to connect with others, build community, and deepen in faith.
How to join a small group
While there are a number of small group opportunities available on campus, most of Campus Ministries' energy is focused on our Spiritual Formation Groups. These are Christian small groups formed each semester where students walk with each other, listening to the Holy Spirit’s direction and encouragement. Each of the ministry assistants facilitate a Spiritual Formation Group. To join a Spiritual Formation Group, or to find out about other small group opportunities talk with the campus minister or one of the ministry assistants.