What is UCM?
We’re about students at the UCM at the U of A. But we’re also about faculty and staff. And we’re about preparing students for ministry outside the bounds of the university, offering opportunities for students to grow as leaders so that when they graduate they’ll remain vitally involved in Christ’s mission in the world. We provide a home base for students, faculty, and staff to interact, to study God’s word, to worship, and to serve.
It’s the people who make up the ministry of UCM – the students, and particularly the student leaders who encourage their peers during their years at the U of A, and who plan the work and ministry of the students; the Board of the United Campus Ministry who provide the financial support for the Campus Ministry, oversee the maintenance of the facility, and are the sustained leadership of the ministry; the staff who are responsible for the day to day operations of the ministry, and for serving as the conduit through which the vision of the Board and the goals of the students are joined; and of course the faculty and staff who also minister through the center, and are ministered to; the Presbyterian and Disciples of Christ congregations of northwest Arkansas and their members who give of their time and energy to serve God through the University of Arkansas community; and those associated with the Presbytery of Arkansas who also provide support and oversight for and of UCM.
The mission of United Campus Ministry is to reflect and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in service to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Arkansas. We strive to build community, promote service and love, teach justice and peace, and encourage one another to grow in faith. Through worship and prayer, a nurturing environment, and faith-centered activities, we minister to all within the university community. Marked by faith and zeal, we respect and welcome those of all faith traditions, and we affirm the dignity of all persons.