What is Center College?

Center College is a campus ministry at UVA, where students who call Center Church home can be disciples and make disciples throughout their time at UVA.

  • Mission: Center College exists to make all-of-life disciples who love God love each other and love our world.

  • UVA Vision: All-of-life disciples engaging every pocket of UVA.

  • Sending Vision: Send 250 UVA students to participate in church planting upon graduation over the next 10 years.


Many revivals throughout church history have started on or near a university campus - so historically speaking, college students are a ripe mission field and a potent mission force. Students come to the University of Virginia to be empowered to make a difference. We want to lead them to Jesus and see that leveraging their lives for the Kingdom of God is ultimately the best way to do that.

There are three values which define our college ministry.

  1. We are committed to discipling and empowering student leaders who will own the vision. They will be prepared not only to make disciples on Grounds during college, but throughout all-of-life. 

  2. We are rooted in the local church. We work to connect Center Church to students and students to Center Church in a meaningful way.

  3. We are outwardly oriented, prioritizing relationships with lost or unconnected students. 

If you are a Christian student interested in growing deeper in your faith and being equipped to make disciples for all-of-life or you aren’t sure where you stand with Jesus but you’d like to learn more we’d love to connect.