Who We Are
The purpose of Collegiate/Wesley is to build an inclusive community that invites all people to experience God’s unconditional love, grow in faith, and serve others.
• Intentionally and enthusiastically share God’s love with all people.
• Strongly encourage everyone to be engaged in learning about themselves and their faith in order to strengthen their relationship with God and one another.
• Intentionally and proactively invest in people so they realize their God-given gifts and empower them to serve as a way of life.
Ever since it was first proposed in 1912, Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation Student Center has been a center for spiritual growth, service to the world, educational opportunities, and vital worship to the university community, to Ames, and to surrounding towns. Today, it’s a place where persons grow as disciples of Christ in a passionate, thinking, inclusive environment.
We invite you to nourish your spirit, explore your beliefs, and serve your neighbors with us! Here’s just a sampling of what’s in store for you at Collegiate/Wesley.
Nourish your spirit:
* Connect with God through meaningful worship services.
* Discover a progressive, welcoming, inclusive congregation.
* Form new friendships through small groups and Sunday School.
* Enjoy some quiet time in one of our two small chapels or our library.
* Engage your creativity and talent through several music groups.
Explore your beliefs
* Immerse yourself in thought-provoking Bible studies, small groups, and special events.
* Creative Sunday school classes for children spark imagination, passion and a sense of community.
* Questions are welcomed and individuality is affirmed during weekly youth gatherings.
* Dozens of small and large group events enable university students to think deeply and make meaningful connections. Learn more about our campus ministry, Wesley at isuwesley.com
* Adult Sunday School classes are always offered (during the school year).
* Hear sermons that connect head, heart and hands.
Serve your neighbors
* Put your passions to use through dozens of hands-on ministries.
* Regular service projects
* Annual summer work trips for elementary, middle and high school youth take young people out of their comfort zones and into places where they can share God’s love in hand-on ways.
* Home of Clothing that Works.
* Active supporter of Food at First, The Bridge Home, Good Neighbor, our local schools, MICA and many other organizations that serve others.
* Founding and active member of The Bridge Home (Formerly, Emergency Residence Project), Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, and Home for Awhile.
* Connect to global ministries through our missionary in Nepal and our many denominational connections.