The campus ministry department of Trinity Christian College seeks to open up space in which all students, faculty, and staff are free to flourish in their ongoing spiritual development.
The Chaplain's Office is located in the Ozinga Chapel. Everyone is welcome to drop by unannounced. If you'd like to set up an appointment with Pastor Bill, you can either phone x4880 or email
. You may also contact the Chapel Assistant, Joanna Wigboldy (x4874;
. Whether you're celebrating or grieving or something in between, we would count it a privilege to join with you on your journey here at Trinity.
The ministry activities listed below are designed and implemented by a Student Ministry Leadership Team, under the supervision of the College Chaplain, Bill Van Groningen, and with the assistance of Joanna Wigboldy. This leadership team meets weekly with the Chaplain to review ministry activities, grow in spiritual formation, learn leadership skills, and encourage one another in prayer and by mutual accountability.
We invite you to join us in any of the regularly scheduled activities and programs described here. And we would love to hear from you about further ministry ideas and opportunities that would help us better serve the diverse community that is Trinity Christian College.
Click here for the upcoming chapel schedule.
Chapel is a twice weekly gathering on Trinity's campus that draws together students, faculty and staff for a time of community worship. Chapels are diverse in their style and topic, allowing for a broad range of worshipful expression, including song, scripture, speaking, praying, praise, dance and more. As part of the larger learning endeavor at Trinity, chapel will from time to time be designed and led entirely by students, and students will regularly offer leadership in chapel services.
Chapel at Trinity Christian College is voluntary. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take leave from their normal day to day activities and seek the blessings given through communal worship. Chapel services are held in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel from 10:00-10:40 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Refreshments are graciously provided by Creative Dining Services.
Student leaders: Loretta Findysz, Kristen Folkertsma, Alyssa Prasse, Daeleen Visser
The primary act of worship at Outcry is through song, as it is a powerful way for people to be united together as one voice before the presence of God. But there is more to Outcry than just songs. Time is also spent in prayer and reading scriptures. OutCry has a student team of dedicated musicians and vocalists who serve the community by leading a weekly student praise service. OutCry is held each Thursday at 10 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel.
Student leaders: Megan Anderson, Andrew Hoekstra, Adam Perez
Prayer is a significant part of the life of the Trinity community. On Mondays at 9:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room, students come together to pray for the campus, the community, and the world.
Student Leaders: Megan Anderson, Jessica Bordenaro, Zach Flipse, Cassie Nelson
Sunday Night Worship
End your Sunday. Start your week.
Students gather for a Sunday Night Vesper service, an intimate time of worship based in song, prayer, and testimony. A typical SNW includes worship through song, a short testimony from a student or staff member, and a time of extended prayer for one another. SNW meets Sundays at 9 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Classroom.
Student Leader: Brian Haak, Ally Otto, Samantha Rodriguez