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://www.colex.org/
Description - The purpose of Campus Outreach is to make King Jesus known at the University of Louisville. We intend to do this through weekly large group meetings, small group Bible studies, fun events on campus, and more. There is no official "membership" in Campus Outreach , so just show up to our events!
Catholic Campus Ministry
Website - http://www.ulccm.org
Description - The Catholic Campus Ministry at UofL is a Newman Center - a place to go to church on Sunday, hang out, have a free dinner, meet new friends, and learn more about faith and the Bible. We carry on the tradition of student centered ministry begun by Cardinal Newman in 1851. We also treasure our uniquely Roman Catholic spiritual heritage of community, education, spirituality, and service. The community gathers for Mass each Sunday at 5:00 PM in the Interfaith Center, and there are student-led small groups and social activities throughout the week centered on helping you grow closer to your community and your God
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 - email@example.com
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 - We are a campus ministry that exists to care for the spiritual and physical needs of students on campus. We believe in God as revealed in the Bible, and seek to develop leaders for the transformation of the world.
Website - https://www.facebook.com/groups/LouisvilleHillel/about/
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - www.facebook.com/immanuelcollegecollective/
Email - email@example.com
Description - The Collective is the college ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church. We exist to bring about the growth and flourishing of UofL students through reaching, engaging and disciplining them with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through our Thursday gatherings, our weekly discipleship groups, and times of food, games and fellowship. All are welcomed to come join us. 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.lds.org/
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
Description - RUF Louisville is a community for UofL students, both the convinced and the unconvinced, who are interested in evaluating the truth claims of Christianity in a non-threatening atmosphere.
Website - http://sojourncollege.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.