Campus Ministry is the faith in action arm of a student’s spiritual journey at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child. It’s where students in grades 7-12 come together with faculty members to pray, serve the greater community, attend special retreats and develop a more meaningful relationship with God. While every member of Oak Knoll School will participate in various Campus Ministry activities throughout the year, it’s important to get involved in some of those extra activities that provide meaningful experiences throughout the year.
Below are just four of the many reasons you should get involved:
1. Understand Your Faith
There are so many learning experiences from getting involved in Campus Ministry. Not only will you meet new people on the ministry and strengthen the community, but also broaden your understanding of religion. Campus Ministry will help you to have a better understanding of your faith and strengthen your relationship with God.
2. Serve the Community
One of the most wonderful things about Campus Ministry is the fact that most work is done for a greater good. You will feel a part of something bigger than yourself and feel good that you contributed to something special to help the community.
3. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Another reason to participate in Campus Ministry is to step out of your comfort zone. It might sound intimidating at first, but you will not only meet new people, but also learn something new.
4. It’s Fun!
Last but not least, you get to do fun activities while serving others. One of the most popular activities include Oak Knoll’s famous “Bridges Runs.” The Bridges organization creates opportunities for volunteers to meet and interact with homeless individuals. Students in grades 9-12 will go into New York City with students from other area independent schools to serve bag lunches and toiletries to the homeless. Another popular service opportunity is the Market Street Mission service trips. Students serve meals in the soup kitchen in Morristown on Wednesdays to help the hungry. Ultimately, getting involved in Campus Ministry will allow you to broaden your horizons and introduce you to service trips within Oak Knoll and the community. I highly recommend it!