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. Our mission is to engage your mind, body, and spirit. Through GV Student Ministries you'll be able to be who you are and become who you are called to be. Getting involved will help promote community while also supporting yourself and others to think critically about faith and life. 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
There are many ways to get involved in GV Student Ministries. Your involvement is an opportunity to grow in faith as well as to help others. Whether you have a strong faith, no faith, or are somewhere in-between, we want you to get involved. Fill out this 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 - Come and Worship with a community of believers who genuinely love students!
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in Luther Memorial Church
GV Student Ministries cares for each and every student. Join us weekly as we lift up prayer requests written by members of GV clubs, organizations, sports teams and members of the GV community.
3 ways to lift up Grand View through prayer
1. Pray with us in person (Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. at the Viking House)
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 email@example.com to be connected with a trained Peer Minister or to inquire about receiving training and certification.
Our hope is that every student would become an active participant within a local church beyond GV ministry and chapel experiences. We believe that it is important to be involved with the body of Christ with people of all ages. The churches in our area can be dynamic and transforming 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 $250 to $500 are available for students involved in Grand View Student Ministry Leadership. Various positions include: Co-Director; Chapel Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Prayer Coordinator, and Vikings Kids Club Coordinator. Applications for the GV Student Ministry team are received during the spring semester. If you are interested please contact Kate Glenney, Director of Student Ministries, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, awarded to four applicants from ELCA congregations who express intention to participate regularly in Grand View campus ministry, may award you between $500 and $1,500 toward your education. The scholarship is renewable, based on your level of participation in student ministries activities; to renew, you must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA. You can apply for the Hougen Scholarship by filling out the application 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 the reference. Forms are here
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.
GV Student Ministries
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316