Interfaith Community Serving Downtown Campuses

A caring presence to the students and faculty downtown to enhance the quality of life and make life sacred for all people.

Spiritual Growth

Slow down and reflect in an oasis of play, prayer, reflection and of course good food at one of our many retreats.


Connect to the downtown community through outreach and service with Student Disciples in the City.


"Where two or three are gathered together, there I am in the midst of them." - Matthew 18:20

Join Us

Founded in 1973 to serve the spiritual, educational and social needs of the urban student, the Downtowners welcomes students of all faiths attending the colleges and universities of downtown Columbus. Join us to reflect, serve and experience the joy of fellowship.

Interested in becoming a part of the Downtowners’ community? Contact us to find out more and check the calendar for upcoming events.

What Students Have to Say

My experience was very inspirational. I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet many wonderful people... I want to help everyone with everything from food insecurity to helping college students fill out college applications and enrolling into further education... I want to primarily help minorities. I enjoy everyone I’ve met and I hope these are lifelong connections.
Brehzay L.
Columbus State Community College
We joined together in the evening for a spiritual, musical reflection as our group member played the mandolin and sang beautiful love songs to God... We upheld each other and withheld judgment... We served the poor again at Central Union Mission and it was absolutely glorious. We felt joy in serving the homeless in the men’s shelter.
Yuliya F.
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
In all the wretchedness I have witnessed, never have I ever felt such a weighted amount of love and interest in friends I effortlessly made in merely a handful of days. I feel as though I have known these people throughout my life. I’ve seen how the gentle light of companionship can wash away the devastation... I will never be the same because now I am better.
Calli F.
Columbus State Community College