“The Ottawa Campus Chaplaincy creates hospitable spaces for students, faculty and staff to explore Christian faith and to practice justice and mercy in God’s world.”

The Ottawa Campus Chaplaincy hopes to create spaces that students can call home, spaces where students can explore, discover and flourish in ways that maybe they didn’t even realize were possible. We want students time on campus to be filled with experiences where they’re developing a rich relationship with God and friends and help them engage with Christ, with community and with culture.
The Ottawa Campus Chaplaincy operates under 4 core values:

The role of a chaplaincy is to provide spiritual care and religious well-being for the constituency it belongs to. We want to take that call seriously and work with our campuses to love the people and find ways to nurture them in their spiritual wellness. Within the structures of the institutions and the services they provide, we endeavour to further the place of spirituality as crucial to the educational environment. We also want to be the presence and sign post of Jesus Christ within the University and will do so through pastoral care and friendship in a variety of settings.

Relationship and a sense of belonging are central to the community that Christ calls all people into. Christ is the head of a body which has many parts. We want to build relationships with people and hospitable spaces of belonging where all feel loved and welcome. Belonging, friendship and community are central to our campus body. This includes creating hospitable spaces of belonging where people, regardless of belief or no belief, find themselves at home within an environment of curious inquiry.

We want those who find belonging in our community to experience Jesus and become his disciples. They experience Jesus through outworking of justice and mercy in the life of the community. We invite discipleship through small groups, spiritual disciplines, mentoring and faith filled scholastic inquiry. We endeavour to encourage spiritual growth that understands academic study as a discipleship path to future callings.

As students grow as disciples of Jesus, they are invited to consider the mission that God has called them to.As a community of Christ, we invite members to consider how God is calling each of us to lead in the different spheres of life, be it work, friendships, school or home. We endeavour to encourage all disciples to consider the gifts that God has given them. We want to help students consider how they might use their gifts to bear witness to Jesus Christ in all areas of life, including their campuses, and to love the creation as Christ does.

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