Discipleship is the heartbeat of OBU’s Student Ministry. And at the heart of discipleship are Connect Groups that meet in dorms, apartments, athletic buildings, specific university colleges, the student center and on the grounds of campus each week.  Learn more about Connect Groups through Welcome Week and Connect Chapels throughout the year.

Senior Women's Discipleship

Senior Women's Discipleship seeks to bridge the gap from college to life after college, through a small group discipleship setting. Each small group, made up of OBU senior women, is connected with a godly, female mentor who is a part of the OBU community. Whether through Bible Study, learning life skills or simply understanding a growing relationship with God post-college, Senior Women’s Discipleship is a significant part of the senior year experience. Contact for how you can get involved.


Refuge Women’s Ministry, open to all women on campus, is designed as an opportunity for the in-depth study of God’s word as well as a place of genuine community. Refuge is held on Sunday nights at 8pm in Stubblefield Chapel. Contact for more information about Refuge.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry, open to all men on campus, serves as a place for discipleship, community and outreach. Functioning on a three-week rotation of small groups, large group meetings and service projects, Men’s Ministry seeks to impact all areas of life. Men’s Ministry meets on Sunday nights at 8pm in Montgomery Hall Lounge. For more information contact


Chaplains provide spiritual life encouragement through prayer time and activities for each club, organization and athletic team on campus. Chaplains also plan activities for their organization to minister within itself and in the community.


Noonday offers free lunch, fellowship and a brief spiritual insight. Student Ministry co-hosts Noonday, along with local churches, on Fridays at 12pm in Montgomery Hall Lounge. Contact for more on Noonday.