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Protestant Christian Worship

“The Common Well” - Protestant/Christian worship on campus

The function of the well in a village is both to receive life-giving water and also to provide a common gathering place that provides life-giving community. The well is a place where people can be in relationship across varied differences. 

Here at Creighton, The Common Well is a community of students from a wide span of Christian backgrounds who gather to encounter God and one another through weekly worship and monthly social activities. 

As a part of Creighton Campus Ministry, The Common Well works in coordination and collaboration with other Campus Ministry offerings, while also providing a spiritual home for students outside of the Catholic tradition.

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The Common Well Worship

Sundays at 8:00 p.m. (late August through early May) in the Harper Center’s St. Peter Faber, SJ Chapel (behind iJay)

TCW Worship is student led and student informed, meaning that the students and their gifts drive the shape of the community in partnership with an ordained Protestant minister guiding the way. Students engage in worship as readers, writers, preachers, musicians, sacrament preparers, artists, and more. 

More about The Common Well

About once a month, TCW meets for fellowship, either on campus or in Omaha or the surrounding area. Recent events have been a game night, Stories and S'mores at Camp Carol Joy Holling, a Halloween gathering at Campus Ministry, and a trip to the Omaha Zoo.

Each year, a Core Team of students is selected to provide leadership for music and liturgy, socials, communication, and community care. Core Team leaders are the heart of The Common Well, and as they grow as leaders in ministry, they gain skills in leadership, worship preparation, collaboration, planning, and faith development. If you are interested in applying to be a Core Team Leader for the next school year, please email Pastor Martha at by April 1. 

Pastor Martha Slocombe serves as the facilitator of the Core Team leaders, Protestant chaplain to all Creighton students and faculty, the Pastor of The Common Well, and the freshman retreats coordinator. Rev. Slocombe is an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA).


Guided by the following values, The Common Well is:

  • Liturgical: Word, sacrament, and ritual, ever being renewed
  • Ecumenical: bringing our traditions and forming new ones
  • Student led and informed: student gifts drive the shape of the community
  • Collaborative: each year is shaped by an ongoing openness to what this looks like – have worked with the dance program, studio arts, and guest preachers from our faculty, staff, and students
  • Relational: fellowship and relationship honors difference and remains student-driven