College Ministry

College Baptist Church was originally planted by Hillsdale College.  Although the church and the college are no longer officially connected, CBC is strategically located to serve college students.  Our focus is to love, encourage, and provide a real sense of belonging to any college student who chooses to visit CBC.  We would love to have you join us in worship on Sundays!  Professor Don Westblade is leading a College Sunday School class at 9:30 AM, and our service starts at 10:45 AM.
Members at CBC connect with students by praying for them and encouraging them.  We have an "Adopt a Student" program which pairs CBC families with Hillsdale students, allowing us to delve deeper into the Christian life together.  If you would like to be "adopted" by a family in our church as a way to make this community your home-away-from-home, please contact Stephanie Maxwell at
We invite college students to make friends with families and talk with church members about the tough questions surrounding Jesus and the Christian faith.  For students who do believe in Jesus, we invite them to join as associate members while retaining their home church membership, so they can receive pastoral care while they are at school.
Whether working in the nursery, helping with music ministry or sound tech, or joining a Bible Study, we encourage students to use their gifts and talents for the glory of God.  If you are interested in working with children, either by helping in the nursery, teaching Sunday school or children's church, or babysitting, please contact Lorissa Mekelburg or 517-437-4898.