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Weekly Themes


Office of Ministry



All Units, Departments, Faculty, Staff, Students, RAs, Chapel, Campus Vespers, 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.




Bible Verse




January 7 – January 13


Deuteronomy 31:6

January 14 – January 20


John 15: 4-5

January 21 – January 27

Keeping our Identity

1 Peter 2:9

January 28 – February 3



Mathew 6: 14-15

February 4 – February 10


Missions Week

Ephesians 2: 8-9

February 11 – February 17

Faith in Christ

Hebrews 11:6

February 18 – February 24


Deuteronomy 20:4




February 25 – March 3

Freedom in the Word

1 Thessalonians 2:13

March 4 – March 10

Spring Break


March 11 – March 17

Build our Identity

2 Corinthians 5:17

March 18 – March 24


2 Corinthians 13:11

March 25 – March 31

Confidence in the Word

Hebrews 4:12

April 1 – April 7

Living in the Word

Service Day

2 Timothy 2:15

April 8 – April 14

Spreading the Word

Joshua 1:9

April 15 – April 21


1 Peter 3:15

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 7:30 pm


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 praying 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.


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.


Project Sonshine’s Nursing Home Ministry (PSNHM) provides students and staff of Washington Adventist University the opportunity to visit and minister to nursing home residents in the DC Metropolitan Area. Participants sing, read, pray, and provide encouragement for residents at the bedside and in small groups.


Project Sonshine’s Homeless Ministry (PSHM) provides students and staff of Washington Adventist University the opportunity to care for and minister to the needs of homeless people in the DC Metropolitan Area. PSHM activities consist of meal preparation; distribution of food, literature, and clothing; and encouragement of individuals receiving these services. 


The Washington Adventist Trauma & Emergency Response (WATER) team provides students and staff the opportunity to engage in domestic mission work. Disaster relief and inspirational programs for needy communities are a few ways the team has been able to make an impact in areas as far as Michigan, West Virginia, and Atlantic City. Each year a week is designated, typically during the Spring Break, to serve where a recent disaster has taken place.


Iron Man (IM) is a men’s ministry, housed in the men’s residential hall at Washington Adventist University. IM provides dorm residents and commuters the opportunity to talk about issues that pertain to spiritual development, specific to young collegiate men. Topics include, but are not limited to sexuality; relationships; addiction; parenting; choosing godly friends; finance; dress; spirituality; brotherhood; identity; etc…IM also provides outings (E.g. camping, sports events, etc…) and meets weekly on the 2nd Floor of Morrison Hall.



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.