Recognizing the influential role of the university in our society–and the world–Areopagus seeks to reflect the ongoing relevance of the Gospel and Christian worldview to all facets of life for the students, faculty, and staff of Iowa State University.
Areopagus is a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), and brings a distinctly Reformed perspective to everything it does. We care deeply about the university and want to see it flourish. We care about creation and our community. And we care about connecting people to the local church and participating in that covenant community.
In addition to serving the campus, Areopagus strongly encourages, and provides opportunity for, its' students, faculty, and staff to engage in intergenerational worship and the life of the local church. The worship practices [liturgies] of the covenant community are crucial for reforming our hearts and minds, and reorienting our desires towards the Kingdom of God. In addition, our discipleship--both individually and corporately--is richly enhanced by building relationships with other Christians in all stages of life.
We greatly value the role of the local church, and the blessings, challenges, and opportunities that come with our partnership with the local church. In particular, Areopagus partners with Trinity Christian Reformed Church, located half a mile northwest of the ISU campus at 3626 Ontario St. (on the Green #2 Cyride bus route).