Where We Serve
After 20 years of ministry, Steve and Berna felt a call to spend the next chapter of their lives as missionaries, assuming that would mean leaving the community they had come to love. As God’s plan began to unfold, it became very apparent that the “mission field” they were called to was not “over there”, but “right here.” With more than 30,000 college students here in Springfield, and more than 600 international students, representing more than 80 foreign countries the doors opened for Steve and Berna to begin The Potter’s House. The Potter’s House officially opened the doors in November 2000. What began with about 20 college students meeting weekly in their home, Potter’s House has grown to more than 800 students walking through the doors of Potter’s House every week. Students from all across the USA, and around the world looking for a place to meet friends, make new friends, have some great coffee and smoothies, and occasionally study, have found a “home away from home” at Potter’s House.
The Nazarene Student Center, Led by Andy Bolerjack, exists to serve and build relationships with the University of Oklahoma community, its students, faculty, and staff. We journey with students through their college years with mentorships, small groups, and outreach opportunities.
The Nazarene Student Center can be found online at OUNSC.org or on various social media platforms by searching @theounsc (Facebook, Twitter, and IG)
Developed by Pittsburg Church of the Nazarene and led by Age Daugherty, Overflow is designed to grow young adults as they begin to live out their faith in a personal way. Overflow provides a laid back and relaxed environment for college students to bring their doubts and questions as the gospel is discussed in a real, relevant way.
The Homestead, a former house now hangout/worship space next door to Pittsburg Church of the Nazarene, provides a convenient place for Pittsburg State University students to relax, do homework, and build meaningful
The Gathering is a ministry of Melbourne First Church of the Nazarene. Designed with university students and young adults in mind — The Gathering is a place of hospitality and faith. Multicultural, casual, and faith-focused – at The Gathering students experience music, food, friendships and an opportunity to explore the teachings and the ways of God.
The campus ministry at these two campuses in Central California is under the direction of Rev. Daniel Glaeser, who splits his time between the Parish (Atwater First Church of the Nazarene) and the campus as a Campus Staff Minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
Having a foot in both the church and campus world, Dan works to bring places of partnership between the two. Within his District context, there is an effort to educate local churches on the ways that they can come alongside para-church campus ministries to be a presence on campus, without having to create a whole campus strategy alone. Within his campus context, Dan works with his student leaders to be aware of the ways the local church can be supportive of evangelistic and discipleship activities that are bigger than what students alone can do.
Bridging the gap between the campus and the parish helps both worlds accomplish the mission of Christ together, better and more effectively.
Elaina Koppa, the ministry coordinator, launched this ministry several years ago with an initial emphasis on student athletes but now has a tremendous impact on perhaps hundreds of students at Fort Scott Community College.
They aim to serve and empower young adults (18-25) in the Fort Scott community to become disciples who make disciples. We can do this by gathering with, connecting to, and investing in young adults. They meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday. We have dinner together at 6pm and service at 6:30pm.
Jesus answered [the woman at The Well], “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”