The Gathering

Every Tuesday night at 7 pm we come together to celebrate community, discuss the Bible, and connect with God through worship. This all happens at the Danforth Chapel in Hubbard Park, right next to the IMU.

This semester we will be discussing 1 Corinthians. If you miss a Gathering event, check out our podcast, CCF of Iowa! The Gatherings, Food 4 Thoughts, and other events will show up routinely if you access the podcast through Spotify or Apple Podcast!

After Gathering Hangouts

Every week after the Gathering we do a fun hangout! Most weeks we play glow-in-the-dark Ultimate Frisbee in Hubbard Park, but we also play board games in the IMU, grab cupcakes or fro-yo, or go back to the Space for an Escape Room!

Discipleship Groups

We believe it’s essential to have people around us to help encourage and challenge us to grow in our faith. Here are some weekly events where we build that community.

The CCF Space - 361 E College St. The corner of College and Gilbert

Food 4 Thought - Mondays at 7pm

Join us at the Space each week where we will have an open discussion an interesting topic such as: generations, shame, stories, integrity, dreams, happiness, and creativity. You have thoughts. We have food. Let's put the two together!

Women's Group - Thursdays at 7pm

Join us at the Space each week where we hold weekly discussions regarding what women deserve know to persevere through society as one, together through Christ.

Men's Group - Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Join us at the Space where we will survey three concepts pertinent for young men to grapple with today's culture. Using the Bible as our guide, we aim to grow stronger in Christ together.

Welcome Week


August 20-25

CCF loves to serve the campus! Expect to see a few volunteers from CCF helping with move-in and other On Iowa! events. So if you see a CCF logo around campus come ask us about CCF and what kind of hang-outs we have going on!

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of move-in week we have casual hangouts at the Space (325 E Washington) at 7pm, so come on over at meet our community!

Over the weekend we have some bigger evening events, check out the calendar for details!

First Week

We pack in lots of fun events the first week for you to get to know our community as well as our city. Check out our schedule!

About Us

We are a University of Iowa student organization that seeks a Christ-centered approach to living life, developing faith, and making a difference in the world.

CCF Staff

John Johnson, Campus Minister – John began in campus ministry as a student at Western Illinois University where he led worship, served as a small group leader, and realized the incredible opportunity that campus ministry presents. Because of this, he now works at CCF in Iowa. Prior to coming to Iowa City, he completed a Master in Divinity from Lincoln Christian Seminary with an emphasis in Worship Studies. John has a passion for board games, Chicago sports teams, movies, and leading others into a deeper relationship with Christ. He is the guy that tends to speak during the Gathering and will warm you with his sense of humor, charm, and humility. On top of all of these attributes, John's life is made busier and more enjoyable because of his wife Mandy, and two kids, Brennan and Zoë.

Aaron Schweitzer, Campus Minister - Aaron grew up in Cedar Lake, Indiana, where he was actively involved in the local church. Right before Sophomore year in high school, Aaron felt a call and decided to pursue full-time ministry as a career. He eventually went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry and later a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Lincoln Christian University. During Undergrad, Aaron discovered his passion for Campus Ministry and now works with CCF in Iowa City. Aaron is starting a family by getting married December 2019. Some of Aaron's favorite things besides ministry are watching movies, playing drums, and his 1-year-old Corgi, Cheddar! Aaron loves meeting new people and if that is you, you can find him more in the background at The Gathering or often reading/writing on campus.

Mission Statement

Engaging students where they are and equipping them to follow Christ so they might impact the world through Him.


Contact Us

John Johnson Campus Minister

Aaron Schweitzer Campus Minister

Roger Charley CCF State Director