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Peer Ministry

Peer Ministers are a sensitive, diverse group of students who are aware of the needs of those around them. They are students ministering to students with the story of the Good Samaritan as their model. Peer Ministers are available as caring listeners who assist fellow students that are in conflict or crisis.

Peer Ministers receive training through an instructional retreat. Intentional acts of kindness to others are at the core. Peer Ministry is about making friends, being a friend, and helping a friend. While others talk about ministry and faith, Peer Ministers learn to live the ministry in quiet, caring, and welcoming ways. Finally, Peer Ministers grow in the midst of this mutual ministry in that they expect to learn as well as teach, expect to receive as well as give, and expect to be loved and cared for as well as to be loving and caring to those around them.

Requirements: A servant’s heart and successful completion of training retreat in late August. Applications for Peer Ministry are due in the spring at the time of course registration. Thirty-two Peer Ministers are selected each year.

Cost: $30 (cost of retreat and T-shirt)

Faculty Advisors: Ms. Kim Nash and Mrs. Nicole Bolinger