Ohio Northern University has five OUTSTANDING OUTREACH teams ready to serve you and your church! The full name of this branch is Outreach and Growth Teams. The outreach part involves each team using their God-given talents and abilities to enrich the churches they visit by offering a refreshing look and listen to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The growth part starts with weekly rehearsals, which include team prayer, caring and sharing. It continues during rehearsal as skills improve and insights are received. It goes on for as long as team members reflect on all they've experienced.
AGAPE IMPROV – A group of ONU students who use drama as their medium for ministry. This group performs short plays to show different aspects of modern-day Christian life and to challenge Christians to live closer to their Lord.
GOSPEL ENSEMBLE – A group of ONU students who share their time and talents singing gospel music old and new. Beginning in 1987, the ensemble performs music in the African-American gospel music tradition and they are sure to bring fun and a whole lot of voice to your Sunday morning worship or weekend event.
NORTHERN CHIMES – A three-octave hand bell choir plays music from hymns to children’s renditions of favorite Bible stories. This student-run outreach team shares God’s word through bell music offering a fabulous sound that will be sure to bring excitement and meditation to your service.
SON’S RAYS – A group of students that sing contemporary Christian music. This group will sometimes sing a cappella, but also uses a guitar and a piano. They have created their own renditions of classic hymns. Another important aspect of the group is the sharing of personal testimonies by each member of the team. This group is sure to bring energy, excitement, smiles, and God’s word to your congregation.
ULTIMATE FAITH OUTREACH (U.F.O.) – A team that leads retreats for youth groups. The weekend retreats are a great way for us to share their faith with youth and encourage them in their walk with Christ. Our team is also available to plan evening worship services for youth and young adults. U.F.O. encourages youth to have fun and dive into the word of God through workshops, games, service and fellowship.
Jody King, the Outreach Coordinator at English Chapel on the ONU campus, is available to answer your questions and make arrangements for you to host a team at your church. You can reach Jody at 419.772.2200 .