Nourish • Explore  • Serve

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 traditional or casual worship services.
  • Discover a progressive, welcoming, inclusive congregation.
  • Form new friendships at our weekly soup supper.
  • Enjoy some quiet time in one of our two small chapels or our library.
  • Engage your creativity and talent through several music and arts 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.
  • At least 4 Sunday morning classes for adults 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.
  • Monthly service projects and a Spring Break work trip for university students offer changes to engage with others and give of yourself.
  • Annual summer work trips for 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 clothing closet.
  • Active supporter of AMOS, Food at First, MICA and many other organizations that serve others.
  • Founding and active member of Emergency Residence Project and Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance.
  • Connect to global ministries through our missionary in Nepal and our many denominational connections.