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Dr. Charles Neff

Executive Director AU Office of Christian Ministry

Christian Ministry

Lower level of Jack and Deb Miller Chapel

The Brethren Church founded Ashland University as a liberal arts college in 1878. The philosophy is, and always has been, to illustrate the significance of a liberal arts education grounded in Christian values. It is the intent of Ashland University to apply these values in all areas of operation from administration to education, both in and out of the classroom. Practicing the Christian faith is not a requirement to attend Ashland University; however Christian beliefs, values, and ministries are encouraged and supported. For this reason, Ashland University has established the Office of Christian Ministry which seeks to create an environment for the Ashland University community to hear and respond to the love and truth of Jesus Christ.

Christian Ministry, located in the lower level of Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, is uniquely positioned to meet the diverse needs of the Ashland University community as a hub of Christian ministries and activities. The purpose of Christian Ministry is to encourage students in their pursuit of Christian spiritual formation through:

  1. Encouraging intimacy and obedience in personal relationships with God

  2. Enhancing Christian community with authentic connection and care

  3. Equipping individuals to impact the campus, community, state, nation, and the world for the Kingdom of God. Participation is completely voluntary and open to all from followers of Christ to those who are curious about the Christian faith

 For more information about Christian Ministry, please visit the website a  or call 419.289.5489.