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Office of Faith & Action

Who we are

The Office of Faith and Action provides resources and opportunities to guide students as they cultivate an ethical worldview, act purposefully, and change the world for good. For more than 150 years, North Central College students from different faith traditions have united as a campus community where mutual respect produces vibrant discussion and collective action. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and rooted in the Christian tradition, North Central encourages students to ask questions and develop their personal faith during this spiritually pivotal time in their lives.

What we offer

  • Worship services
  • Bible studies and small groups
  • Interfaith celebrations and dialogue
  • Mentoring and discipleship opportunities
  • Spiritual retreats 
  • Service trips
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Christian holiday chapel services
  • Lecture series (Lux Veritas Speaker Series)
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Meet our Team

Meet the staff, student groups, and connect with us on social media. The Office of Faith and Action equips students to grow spiritually, serve intentionally, and engage wholeheartedly on our campus and around the world.

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At North Central, you have the opportunity to grow deeper in your faith. In additional to the weekly student-led Christian interdenominational worship service (Focus), our office facilitates Bible studies, small groups, retreats, and prayer groups. Also, many students find a home in one of the many faith communities and churches in the Naperville area, often just blocks from campus.

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  • Catholic Cardinals: Find fellowship with other Catholic students during gatherings that feature weekly home-cooked meals, Bible study, special speakers, retreats and off-campus Mass.
  • CRU: Meet for a time of discipleship, to study God's Word together, and participate in group activities/service projects.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): Team up with this national-athletic focused ministry for fellowship, outreach and spiritual growth.
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)Explore the people, cultures and beliefs of Islam through religious dialogue through cultural understanding. 
  • Voices of Praise: Join this weekly student-led gospel choir featuring prayer, music, and a time for students at NCC to grow closer together.


From the Chicago area to the Appalachian Mountains to impoverished areas overseas, students have the opportunity to travel and serve during academic breaks through BREAKAWAY. Recent BREAKAWAY trips include Nicaragua, Michigan, Peru, Virginia, El Salvador, Louisiana, Colorado, and more!

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The Lux Veritas Speaker Series—drawing from North Central College's religious and academic heritage—engages our community in conversations with leaders whose faith motivates them to transform the world. Inspired by our college seal, a lamp representing "light" and a book representing "truth," these events connect us with leaders that explore important issues in a spirit of truth while spreading light into the world as a means to live out our purpose.


Local houses of worship

We encourage students to get involved in one of the many faith communities in the Naperville area. We help students find a place to worship within a short walk or drive from campus.

Other events include:

  • Homecoming Chapel Service
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast
  • Ash Wednesday Service
  • Seder Dinner
  • Good Friday Service
  • Baccalaureate
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