The Campus Ministries Department coordinates spiritual and pastoral resources for The College of Idaho, independent of religious tradition.
Founded by the Wood River Presbytery under the leadership of Presbyterian minister Rev. Dr. William Judson Boone, The C of I is an active member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU). We are a self-consciously “non-sectarian” college that promotes a secular campus environment of free, open academic inquiry and religious expression, nurturing an open campus society in which diverse faith perspectives are practiced with dialogue and respect.
Local and International Service
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers can learn through service on C of I "Potter's Clay" trips. Group fundraising reduces individual costs through "common bucket" fundraising including letter writing, alumni donations and group work days. Watch a video of past trips.
For information, forms, and application (Click here)
- Saturday November 23: Rake up Caldwell. Contact Jocelyn Allen
- CHRISTMAS BREAK Ensenada Mexico. Medical / construction / kids - Approximate Cost $900. Group Fundraising. Contact McKensie Stanton
- WINTER BREAK Los Angeles: urban projects / tutoring / LA fun. Approximate cost $60. Group Fundraising. Contact Tim Streight
- SPRING BREAK Mexico City: A Catholic-based pilgrimage. Approximate cost $1,000. Group Fundraising. Contact Cindi Duft
- SPRING BREAK Caldwell: Immersion (off campus) / local service in partnership with City Hall. Cost $40
- FIRST WEEK of SUMMER BREAK: Dominican Republic - tentative. contact Phil Rogers for more information.
Christian Community Programming
Through the Department of Campus Ministries the C of I supports a thriving, voluntary Christian community program.
Programming regularly involves 10-20% of the C of I community including a weekly large group gathering for worship & teaching, many Bible studies (over 120 students involved in over 20 groups, some student led and many with faculty or staff mentors), local and international service trips, internships and leadership development, and many campus activities.
Nearly equal numbers of students are involved from a variety of Christian denominations, both Protestant and Catholic, and many students are involved who are just exploring faith and spirituality. Our motto is:
- Transforming Lives
- Transforming Friendships
- Transforming College
- Transforming the World
Students can receive scholarships for leadership in many areas of Christian community leadership including musical talent, technical ability (video or sound) and community life development. Scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years. Click here for more information and an application.
Students can explore and develop their gifts for Christian leadership in three ways:
- Leadership: Our student leadership team is supported to grow in faith while discovering and using their gifts and passion for leadership in 1) all-campus worship; 2) discipleship; 3) creating Christian communities; leading local and international service opportunities. Stop by the Campus Ministries office for an application.
- Most positions are voluntary, but some positions can be paid through our student internship program.
- Christian Leadership Minor (click here): Earn an academic minor in the Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK to integrate your faith in any future career.
Would you like to know more?
The C of I is a fun, dynamic, interesting place for people of faith.
We foster care for all individuals in the diversity of their beliefs by nurturing a campus society in which multiple faith perspectives can function simultaneously with dialogue and respect. For more information about other faith groups on campus, click here.
If you have questions, or want to find out more, you can email campus minister Phil Rogers at email@example.com or use the links to the right to further explore Campus Ministries at the C of I.