The University of Louisville Religious Life Association (RLA) is the organization for the Religious life advisors or Faculty/Staff Advisors who relate to the student religious organizations at The University of Louisville and which are defined by their denomination or sponsoring organization as a campus religious life advisor. RLA shares with the University of Louisville a commitment to the pursuit of a vibrant campus life and the holistic development of persons: spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. RLA respects the rights of individual religious traditions and individual styles of ministry, nourishes the intellectual dimensions of faith as well as the spiritual dimensions of education; and encourages the service of others, both within the University of Louisville and in the larger community. Further, it encourages spiritual values in a climate of open inquiry. Believing that religious concern is as broad as human need, RLA seeks to enhance the quality of community and personal life.
RLA exists to provide a consistent liaison to the University in order that open lines of communication may be established. The desire is to listen to and be heard by the University. Affiliation in RLA is voluntary and affiliation does not supersede any other affiliation.
Current convener of the Religious Life Association is John Evanko firstname.lastname@example.org
The Interfaith Center is a center for the university community to explore issues of faith and meaning in an open atmosphere. The Interfaith Center has the offices of Episcopal, Hillel, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and United Methodist campus ministries.
Baptist Campus Ministry
Website - http://www.uoflbcm.org
Description - The Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) is a Christian organization providing opportunities for Christian growth and fellowship. It also seeks to be a witness for Jesus Christ on campus. The BCM is not a club with membership requirements or dues. People become involved by participating in programs interesting to them. Everyone is invited to be involved in any program!
Website - https://colouisville.org
Email - email@example.com
Description - Campus Outreach exists to multiply Christ-Like disciples for the glory of God. Feel free to learn more online or by coming to one of our weekly gatherings or small groups.
Catholic Campus Ministry
Website - https://uoflcatholic.org/
Description - The Catholic Campus Ministry at UofL is a Newman Center - a place to encounter the love of Jesus Christ, go to Mass on Sundays and during the week, hang out, have a free dinner, meet new friends, and learn more about the Bible and living out our faith. We carry on the tradition of student centered ministry begun by Cardinal Newman in 1851. We also treasure our uniquely Roman Catholic spiritual heritage centered on the Eucharist, the compatibility of faith and reason, community, mission, and service. The community gathers for Mass each Sunday at 5:00 PM in the Interfaith Center followed by a community dinner, and there are student-led small groups, Bible studies, and social activities throughout the week and hikes, retreats, conferences, and trips each semester to help you grow closer to God and your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Website - http://louisvillecru.com
Description - Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) is a Christian organization dedicated to reaching our campus. We hope to provide students with an awareness of Christian beliefs through studying the Bible, meeting together regularly, talking about who Christ is, and having fellowship with other believers. We are captivated by Christ and compelled to make Him known on our campus and across the world through our mission of win, build, send.
Website - https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalLutheran-Campus-Ministry-at-UofL-135179727205988
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Description - Housed at the center of campus in the University Interfaith Center, ELM seeks to become a Christ centered gathering of students, faculty, administration and staff, seeking and learning together what it means to be people of faith living by grace in the 21st century. While always looking forward, we are rooted in scripture and ancient traditions of prayer and spirituality. We celebrate diversity and seek to offer a safe space to all who have not always found a genuine welcome in the church.
Website - http://www.gatheringlouisville.org
Description - The Gathering is a community of students committed to impacting our campus by living life passionately, engaging in uplifting spiritual conversations, and inspiring others with authenticity to follow the way of Jesus. You can join our tribe for a free meal, encouraging Bible study, and engaging spiritual conversations (Thursdays at 6:30 pm, SAC W118), or learn more about what we do and who we are, visit GatheringLouisville.org, @gatheringlouisville, or contact Marco at (502) 727-8504.
Website - https://www.facebook.com/groups/LouisvilleHillel/about
Email - email@example.com
Description - Hillel serves students who identify with the Jewish faith on multiple campuses in Louisville and Southern Indiana that include University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Spalding University, Jefferson Community and Technology College, and Indiana University Southeast. Our mission is “Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.” Our vision is “We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.”
Immanuel College Collective
Website - https://www.facebook.com/immanuelcollegecollective
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Description - The Collective is the college ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church. We exist to help students grow and thrive as Christians on the UofL campus. Some our key values are Community, Fellowship and Biblical teaching. We accomplish these things through out Thursday large gatherings (6:30), weekly discipleship groups and regular hangout times. There is no formal membership and all are welcomed. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Website - http://www.intervarsity.org
Description - InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. We minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship and life-changing conferences and events
Latter-Day Saint Student Association
Website - https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute
Description - The Latter-Day Saint Student Association (Institute) invites all to balance their secular education with their spiritual endeavors. Each semester, we offer scripture study classes and activities which allow for learning, fun and fellowship with like-minded students. Our constant focus is on Jesus Christ and the gospel that He has restored.
Lutheran Campus Ministry
Website - http://www.facebook.com/groups/uofllutherancampusministries
Description - The Lutheran Campus Ministry at the U of L Interfaith Center exists to support the spiritual life and growth of students through Bible study and fellowship. Our goal is to connect students to the blessings of God’s Word and Sacrament.
Reformed University Fellowship
Website - http://ruf.org/ministry/university-of-louisville
Email - email@example.com
Description - RUF is a place to gather with friends, ask questions about faith and life, and rest in the good news of the gospel in order to grow in our love for God and love for others. We meet weekly for large group, and gather in small groups throughout the semester. You are welcome here, whether you are convinced of Christianity or just have questions. Come get connected!
Website - http://sojourncollege.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Description - Sojourn College is the college ministry of Sojourn Community Church. We desire to share God’s hope and love with our campus, help student grow in their faith as part of a multigenerational multiethnic church, and prepare them to be lifelong disciples who make disciples.
UkirK Presbyterian Campus Ministry
Website - https://www.facebook.com/UkirkUofL
Email - email@example.com
Description - (PCUSA Campus Ministry through the Mid Kentucky Presbytery) We seek to provide a place for students to engage in spiritual growth through worship and prayer. We are an inclusive group that hopes to create lifelong friendships and connections through retreats, fun and the Montreat College Conference. We hope to stay rooted in our faith through service to the college, community and to the world through service projects and Alternative Spring Break Opportunities. Come to Ukirk and be known, appreciated and empowered to grow in new directions.
Website - http://www.facebook.com/groups/393441637377203
Description - A safe place for college students to grow and deepen their faith, ask questions, and meet some great friends. Also the place to be if you're interested in learning more about Young Life or becoming a YL leader in Louisville.
Other Faith Based Organizations
Website - https://louisville.campuslabs.com/engage/organizations
Search the database of Student Clubs and Organizations at the University of Louisville
NOTE: This site is hosted and maintained by the Division of Student Affairs Dean of Students Office who serves as a liaison to the Religious Life Association.