Through Redeemer’s campus ministry, you’ll find places for quiet reflection, shared devotion, off-campus outreach and community worship. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to share and apply your faith both on and off campus.

All Christian universities have to deal with the “bubble syndrome”: creating a cozy community that becomes inward, focused on itself. Redeemer students recognize that living faith seeks to be a light to the world, and the world is right in our backyard.

Josiah Bokma is chaplain at Redeemer University

Rev. Josiah Bokma
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Josiah has been serving as Redeemer’s chaplain since 2016, leading chapels, providing pastoral care and developing student leaders. Having worked as a missionary in Nicaragua and Hamilton, he has been deeply shaped by inter-cultural friendships and experiences, as well as a variety of mentors. Josiah loves to see students settle into their identity as beloved children of God, embrace a lifestyle of discipleship, and learn to trust the Holy Spirit’s leadership. He lives in east Hamilton with his wife Sarah and three children.

Chapel Services

Every Wednesday during the academic year at 11 a.m. in the Auditorium.
A 40-minute mid-week chapel service for all members of the Redeemer community – students, staff and faculty – to gather for praise, prayer and encouragement from Scripture.

Rooted Worship

Monthly Sunday services at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium.
Rooted Worship (formerly Church-in-the-Box) is a student-led ministry dedicated to uniting the community of Redeemer and surrounding area in worship. Through monthly worship services involving music, prayer, and drama, a community of believers can come to know God in a more full and real way.

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Prayer Rooms

There are accessible spaces dedicated to both communal and private individual prayer on campus. A series of three prayer rooms, located on the second floor of Redeemer’s north wing, are available year-round for student, staff and faculty use.