Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Weekly Themes

Spring 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 “Be”.  Refer to the topics below for sermons, devotional talks, Residence Hall worship, and Classroom worship thoughts.


DateThemeBible Verse

Be Immovable

January 8 – January 14Values Genesis 1:26 - 27
January 15 – January 21Living God’s WayGalatians 1:10
January 22 – January 28Dare to Be Different

2 Corinthians 5:20


January 29 – February 4PerseveranceGalatians 6:9
February 5 – February 11Compassion

Ephesians 4:32

February 12 – February 18Why Am I A Christian 2 Corinthians 13:5
February 19 – February 25Commitment  Psalm 37: 5

Be  Community

February 26 – March 4Mentoring1 Corinthians 11:1
March 12 – March 18TrustPsalm 9:10
March 19 – March 25DiversityRevelation 7:9
March 26 – April 1Acceptance

Romans 15: 7

April 2 – April 8AccountabilityRomans 14:12
April 9 – April 15Hospitality

1Peter 4:9

April 16 – April 22Empowered to Glorify GodPsalm 29: 1 - 2
April 23 – April 29Be Together

Ecclesiastes 4:9 - 12


Campus Ministries


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


Is the official vespers program of the University. It is a weekly worship that allows students to be involved and engaged in the service. It offers unique hands-on worship opportunities through various activities and spiritual discussions.

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


Connections is an after vespers activity time that provides time for fellowship and community to students, under a non-structure atmosphere where students share the joys and sorrows of traveling the Christian journey with each other in a safe environment.


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 consist 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.