Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Weekly Themes

Fall Semester 2017

Office of Ministry



All Units, Departments, Faculty, Staff, Students, RAs, Chapel, Reflections, First Friday Leaders are encouraged to follow these weekly themes based on “Grounded”.  Refer to the topics below for sermons, devotional talks, Residence Hall worship, and Classroom worship thoughts.


DateThemeBible Verse


August  27 – September 2WAU in PrayerJames 5:16
September 3 – September 9IdentityJeremiah 1:5
September 10 – September 16




Isaiah 40:31

September 17 – September 23


VisionJeremiah 29:11

September 24 – September 30



Service Day

Hebrews 10: 24-25
October 1 – October 7


Missions Week

1 Peter 2:24
October 8 – October 14Life Struggles2 Corinthians 12:9-10


October 15 – October 21SufferingRomans 5:3-5
October 22 – October 28Finding our Identity  Galatians 2:20

October 29 – November 4

Self-WorthLuke 12:6-7
November 5 – November 11PeopleGalatians 5:13
November 12 – November 18FamilyGenesis 22:18
November 19 -  November 25Thanksgiving Break
November 26 – December 2Agape LoveJohn 15:13
December 3 – December 9Love of ChristIsaiah 9:6

Campus Ministries


Is a weekly service that serves as encouragement for the campus community to continue throughout the week.


FIRST FRIDAY (Friday Night Worship Service)

First Friday is a dynamic praise and worship service, filled with drama and dance, poetry and testimony, geared at those who are looking for the freedom to worship without limitations. Meets the first Friday of the month at 7:30pm



The prayer ministry seeks to provide a strong connection with God through constant prayer by someone connected to each ministry. The prayer ministry is comprised of a strong group of prayer warriors dedicated to pray for each ministry and at each service


Encouragement Ministries is geared at providing encouragement and support to students/staff/faculty of Washington Adventist University who are going through rough times or celebrating a special occasion. Encouragement Ministries also serve as worship facilitators and prayer warriors for all campus worship services. It is also the goal of the ministry to empower and encourage students to fulfill their goals as students and future citizens of the global community.


Ignite is a Saturday afternoon service geared at providing the campus community a time of fun, fellowship, and worship. It is intended to be Christ-centered, and spiritually creative, providing a space for learning, growing, and gathering.


The bible studies ministry seeks to provide adequate opportunities for students who are committed to Christ to grow spiritually or prepare those for baptism who are seeking to know more about Christ through the study of God’s word.


Silent Judah is a sign language ministry that seeks to share God’s love to his people through signing and praise-dance. It also serves as a worship-enhancer for all campus worship services and programs.


The Minister(s) of Music is responsible for the music and liturgy of all university worship programs.


Thursday Night Live is a student Led Christian Comedy Show which is intended to promote a healthy atmosphere for student humor that is neither offensive nor secular. Thursday Night Live seeks to provide a safe Christian environment for students to explore their creativity through poetry, song, music, and comedy.


Public Relations is a vital part of the Campus Ministries department. It is responsible for providing the campus community with adequate, reliable, and on-time information concerning the events and happenings of the Campus Ministry department.


The Audio/Visual team is a vital part of the programming of all CM events and activities. It is responsible for the sound and video projection of all cm services, events, and happenings, including Chapel, Friday Night vespers, Missions week, WISE, etc.


The Drama team is an expression of worship through art. It consists of a team of people full of energy willing to use to perform with a prayerful hope that they will assist in bringing someone closer to God.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.