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Graduate Student Ministries

In addition to chapel, opportunities exist for graduate students to lead and/or participate in discipleship small groups, and to receive or take part in prayer ministry.

Incoming and returning students who desire to be involved in our chapel ministry or the other ministries listed here, please contact one of our current Grad Student Chaplains Laurel Schone or Jeeva Pakerla.

Discipleship Small Groups

During your time at Wheaton, we would encourage you to consider being part of a small group as a means of journeying with fellow students from various backgrounds with diverse interests. This may be done on your own initiative or through  Discipleship Small Groups that are organized at the beginning of the semester for the purpose of prayer, fellowship, and accountability.

Office of Christian Outreach

Graduate students are welcome to attend  Office of Christian Outreach (OCO) sponsored events as well as apply to lead Spring Break service trips.

The OCO provides resources and opportunities for Wheaton College undergraduate students to serve in ministries locally and throughout the Chicago area during the school year, and nationally and internationally during Spring Break and the summer.

World Christian Fellowship (WCF) offers prayer groups for students who are passionate about a country or people group to meet and pray on a regular basis.

Students are also invited to WCF's weekly worship and prayer event that meets in Phelps at 8pm every Sunday evening.

The OCO is located at the north entrance of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center. 

Other Resources

For personal prayer, graduate students are welcome to use:

  • The Billy Graham Center Museum Chapel, on the first floor of the Billy Graham Center (open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, and on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
  • The Gold Star Chapel in the Todd Beamer Center (open daily from 6:00 am to 1:00 am, during the regular school year).