Welcome to Gator Wesley

Gator Wesley is the United Methodist Campus Ministry serving the college campuses of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL.  It is our mission to offer God’s radical love to every student in Gainesville and to form a community of disciples grounded in Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  It is our vision to see students boldly committed to following Jesus and characterized by their living out of the Gospel in every aspect of their lives, passionate worship, holiness of heart and life, and courageous witness in the world through evangelism and mission bringing God’s kingdom to earth.

Here is a quick look at what is coming up at Gator Wesley. Click on the event for more details. >>Check out our full calendar for more information and events.


Fall Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter!

fall 2014 newsletter

Homecoming Weekend

To all our students, alumni, and friends,
Homecoming Weekend is just around the corner. Tickets are available to the game and we have a great weekend of activities planned here. We are extending the deadline for homecoming BBQ reservations until October 13th since we don’t know the time of the game yet, but please make your reservations as soon as possible by emailing pam@gatorwesley.com.

Fall Retreat 2014

Join us for the greatest weekend of your semester as we travel to Warren W. Willis Camp for our annual Fall Retreat.  Take a load off as you enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida lake, get to know others in the Gator Wesley community, and grow closer to God through worship, lessons lead by Rev. Josh Bell. This is a can’t miss event.  Be sure to register by October 5th to guarantee the lowest price of $80.

Rev. Josh Bell was appointed as Lead Pastor of Spring of Life in July 2014. Pastor Josh was born and raised in Crestview, FL. He is a native Floridian and lifelong United Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Asbury Seminary. Pastor Josh and his wife, Katie, met while they were serving on Student Staff at University UMC (now Gator Wesley) in Gainesville. They were married in 2008 and have two sons, John David (born in 2011) and Joseph (born in 2013).


Gator Wesley is Part of CMC on campus



Want to know more about CMC?

http://gatorwesley.com/cmc/ http://www.multicultural.ufl.edu/cmc/

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May Newsletter

Gator Wesley Newsletter May 2014

Gator Wesley Sermons – April 20, 2014

Rev. Narcie Jeter’s message at the Gator Wesley Center on April 20, 2014.

Topic: Resurection Dust

Scriptures: John 20:1-18

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Get Your Gator Wesley SWAG!

We have lots of great Gator Wesley swag this year! If you fill out an info sheet and leave us your email, you get a FREE cup with a pen and sticker inside. We also have tumblers, sunglasses, new t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and discounted old t-shirts. There is also a package deal in which you get everything for only $20. Swing by the office during the week or hit up the table at a Wesley event.  Check out gatorwesley.com/store to see our entire stock.

Connecting with Gator Wesley on Facebook

There are two important ways you can stay connected to Gator Wesley through Facebook. First, if you would like to receive a weekly update, which is a message complete with everything you need to know about what’s going on at Gator Wesley, join our group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatorWesley

If you would like to receive quick announcement updates and encouraging thoughts and prayers in your news feed from Gator Wesley, become a fan on our fan page: http://www.facebook.com/GatorWesley

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Need Prayer?

Have a prayer request? Need prayer yourself?
Email prayer@gatorwesley.com

UMC Scholarships

Interested in applying for scholarship money from the United Methodist Church? Follow this link for more info.


Looking for an internship, summer opportunity, or post-grad missions, experiences, programs, etc.? Check out our new Internships and Opportunities Page.

Called To Ministry?

One of our roles as a United Methodist campus ministry is to develop leaders. Part of that role involves helping students explore whether they might be called into ministry. The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church has put together a new website for people who want to learn more. Check it out at: http://www.mycallfl.org/