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Grand View Student Ministries is a ministry to bless the students at Grand View with the love of Jesus Christ. We welcome people at all stages of faith - the searcher, the doubter, and the committed. Through GV Student Ministries you'll be able to be who you are and become who you are called to be.  Come find community, support, and opportunities to think critically about faith and life with others.  There is a place for you in GV Student Ministries!

Meet the Campus Pastor's Staff, click HERE
Meet the Student Ministry Team, click HERE

Get Involved

Want opportunities to grow and serve in faith?  Getting involved in GV Student Ministries is easy!  Each year there are various options for

Musical Gifts
Bible Study
Peer Ministry
& more!

Whether you have a strong faith, no faith, or are somewhere in-between, there is a place for you to get connected.  Click the link below to fill out a form and you will be contacted by one of the student ministry team members.

Click HERE for the Get Involved form.

Weekly Worship (Chapel, Mosaic, Church)

Chapel - Singing, message, prayer, and God's love for you!
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in Luther Memorial Church

Mosaic - Contemporary worship with student-led band, message, and fun community!
Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. at Bud's Place (basement of Nielsen Hall)

Church - Worship with a community of believers who genuinely love students!
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in Luther Memorial Church


After Hours - Hang out with friends at this weekly get together with fun activities!
Wednesdays at 10:10pm at Bud's Place (basement of Nielsen Hall) unless otherwise noted.

Table Talk - Eat lunch with the Campus Pastor! Want a place to talk, ask questions, be hear? This is the place for you. Come talk about faith, life, UFOs, Denmark, poodles and anything else that's on your mind.
Thursdays at 11:30am in Knudsen Dining Hall.

Outreach Events - Capture the Flag, 9 Square in the Air, bonfires, and more! Look for flyers and emails for these fun events throughout the year.

Faith Council

As an institution of higher education affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Grand View University honors faith and religious conversation with mutual respect among all people.  The University provides and promotes an environment of hospitality and mutual understanding which promotes the development of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.  Faith groups which agree to abide by the spirit and guidelines contained within the GV Faith Life Covenant are welcome on this campus.  In order to promote and not to detract from this valued character of Grand View University, all Faith Life Clubs and Organizations, and the persons involved therein, agree to work within and hold each other accountable to the provisions of this Covenant.  This pledge is formally made at the beginning of each academic year by advisors and student leaders of each Faith Life Club or Organization.

Faith Council is made up of student representatives advisors for each club/org, and is directed by the Campus Pastor.  The group meets once a month before Viking Council to discuss upcoming events, any questions or concerns, and to have fun together.

Current Faith Clubs & Organizations on Campus:

Grand View Student Ministries
Viking Catholics
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Campus Fellowship


Prayer Vikings - Join us as we lift up weekly prayer requests written by members of GV clubs, organizations, sports teams and members of the GV community.
Thursdays at 11:00am in the Viking House.

Ways to get involved
1. Join us on Thursdays
2. Send us your prayers on-line (submit prayer requests)
3. Pray in your dorm room or at home (email us so that we can thank God for your partnership)

Peer Ministry Leadership

Peer Ministry is ministry of the everyday; inviting someone, listening to a friend, helping a roommate with an issue, just being there for someone you care about.  Grand View Student Ministries invites you to join us as a peer minister or as someone who might need support from a peer.  You may email Angie Larson at alarson@grandview.edu to be connected with a trained Peer Minister or to inquire about receiving training and certification.

Church Connect

We believe that it is important to be involved in the body of Christ with people of all ages.  Our hope is that every student would become an active participant within a local church during their time at Grand View. The churches in our area can be dynamic and transformative communities where you can live out faith.  You may not find one exactly like the one you grew up in, but you may find that God has something new for you to learn about spiritual growth within the body of Christ. 

If you are a church and would like to connect with Grand View please click HERE and fill out the form.

Scholarships and Stipends

Student Ministry Team Stipend
Stipends ranging from $150 to $500 are available for students involved in Grand View Student Ministry Leadership.  Various positions include: Team Leader, Chapel Coordinator, Viking Catholics Leader, Artist, Press Manager, Prayer Vikings Leader, Photographer, and more.  Applications for the GV Student Ministry team are received during the spring semester.  For more info, please visit the Student Ministry Team Leadership page on myView.  If you are interested please email ministry@grandview.edu.  

The Philip L. Hougen Scholarship
If you’re a member of an ELCA congregation, you may be eligible to apply for The Philip L. Hougen Campus Ministries Scholarship at Grand View.   Established in honor of former ELCA Southeast Iowa Synod Bishop Philip L. Hougen, this scholarship is awarded annually to approximately four applicants from ELCA congregations who have demonstrated dedication to ministry and who will be participating regularly in Grand View campus ministry.  The scholarship may award you between $500 and $1,500 toward your education.  The scholarship is renewable, based on fulfilling covenant requirements as well as maintaining or exceeding a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  You can apply for the Hougen Scholarship by filling out the application form and returning it to our Admissions Office by February 1.  You will also need to ask your pastor or your youth leader to fill out a reference.  Both forms can be found here.

Educational Partners in Covenant  (EPIC) is a matching grant program between Lutheran congregations and Grand View. It's a means of encouraging Lutheran congregations to financially support their students. Grand View matches up to $500 per student per school year. Learn more HERE.

Contact Us

GV Student Ministries is housed in the Viking House (brick house next to Jensen).  In the Viking House, you will find comfy chairs and couches, candy and snacks, a coffee maker, a prayer room, a dart board, and more!  Viking House is open to students to use for studying, hanging out, prayer, and meetings from 10:00am-4:00pm Monday through Thursday.

Phone: 515-263-6008
GV Student Ministries
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316