Following Christ is a lifelong journey, of course, but college is a great time to
focus on growing in your faith. Northwestern courses in all disciplines will challenge
you to think about who God is, who you are, and what your role in God’s diverse
world might be.
Beyond classes, you might be one of nearly 500 students who meet weekly in small
groups to pray, study the Bible, and talk about what your faith has to do with what
you’re learning. Under the guidance of trained student leaders, Discipleship
Groups—known as D-Groups—meet in every residence hall and student apartment
Northwestern students depend on prayer as they navigate the journey to being thinking
adults in today’s world. Students pray alone and together at planned gatherings
and in spontaneous outbursts. You’ll be able to explore new ways to pray by
walking our prayer labyrinth or participating in Centering Prayer or 24-hour prayer
Sometimes students need to retreat from classes, homework, roommates and campus
life to think and listen to God. Campus includes quiet spaces, but sometimes a new
scene provides perspective and fresh insights. We plan several retreats each year—like
to South Dakota’s Black Hills—where students can pray, worship, reflect,
and spend time alone and together, focusing on growing as disciples.
Youth ministry leadership
UNRATED is a team of Northwestern students passionate about sharing their faith
journeys with other young people. UNRATED team members visit area churches to encourage
and energize teens by leading youth group meetings or retreats.