OU is a less than a mile from the University of Mississippi, just a short walk down University Avenue. Our college ministry exists to be a home away from home for students.

At OU, you can experience intergenerational community from babies to senior adults and interact with professionals working across all the sectors (business, politics, law, health care, education, ministry, non-profit). We want to help you build a network that can help you launch into who God is calling you to become!

Follow @ouumc on Instagram for updates on events and opportunities for Fall 2021.

Here are some ways you can get involved this year:

OU College Grove Thursdays

Gather with your OU College fam in the Grove every Thursday for lunch. Noon – 1pm. Starts September 9!

Sunday Morning Services

Join us at 9:00am for Modern Worship or 11:00 for Traditional Worship on Sunday mornings. Services last about one hour, and it’s a great opportunity to not only meet other college students but also worship and serve alongside an intergenerational community. 

Serve Teams

We invite all college students to not just attend, but serve at OU as well. On these Serve Teams, students are able to make friends and use their leadership gifts to serve others. Teams include hospitality, production, OU Kids & OU Youth. Check out all the ways you can serve at OU here.

OU College LifeGroups

We offer LifeGroups for college students! In a college LifeGroup, students meet weekly in the home of an adult leader from the church, with the goal of both growing spiritually and experiencing community. 

Want to join a LifeGroup? Sign up today! Fall 2021 Adult LifeGroup Registration

Church Leadership Co-operative Internships 

Have you ever had that feeling burning inside of you that God desires to do something with your life? Maybe you know what it feels like to be confident that God is preparing you for something important but confused and anxious about what it’s all going to look like? Us too. Five years ago, OU was instrumental in creating The Church Leadership Co-operative, theco-op.com, a growing network of diverse college students who are discovering what leadership looks like in the local church and exploring God’s call on their life. We offer a ten-week summer internship for college students who are exploring faith and leadership in the church or market place.

Global Mission Trips

We want to give students the opportunity to use a portion of their college experience to serve internationally on a global mission trip. This is a great opportunity for students to meet new people, grow in their faith, and serve others. We take trips to Costa Rica to serve our ministry partner Rice & Beans. If you want to us to keep you in the loop as plans unfold for 2022, email Pastor Chris, cmcalilly@ouumc.org.