College & Young Adults

Point Person: Ben Lynch, Associate Pastor for Youth & Young Adults

University of West Florida UKirk (aka our college ministry)

“Kirk” is an old Scottish word for “church.” UWF UKirk is our college student ministry here in Pensacola. Yes, it does have UWF in its name, but any and all college-aged people are invited!

Our mission with UKirk is to offer a safe and open space for students to be authentic with each other about where we truly are in our lives and in our faith. We understand Christianity to be both a beautiful and a bizarre reality that is best explored and best lived into while in community. UKirk is a place for people of all sorts to ask questions, raise doubts, pursue truth, and celebrate the life we have in Christ. If you are in college and have yet to find a ministry group to call home, contact Ben Lynch!

Our week to week schedule is pretty simple:

Each Monday we gather together at different homes, share meals, thoughts, stories, and our lives with one another. As often as we can, we also participate in service projects (e.g. build houses together through Habitat for Humanity) and attend retreats (like College Montreat in North Carolina). If you’re interested in any of this at all, Ben or Hailey Braden Lynch would love to buy you a cup of coffee and talk about getting you plugged in.