Regardless of your beliefs or background, RUF is a community where you can explore Christianity and learn about the amazing hope found in knowing Jesus Christ. We would love to meet you and welcome you to RUF.

RUF is a place where Christians will grow in their faith, and where those who are skeptical or curious are always invited to bring their questions and see what it looks like to know and follow Jesus alongside others at The University of Akron.


Large Group

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm 

in Zook 108

Noon Prayer

Every Monday at 11:45am 

in Bierce Library study room

Freshman Bible Study

Every Wednesday at 8pm 

in SU 321

Upperclassman Bible Study

Every Wednesday at 7pm 

at 535 Gage Street

Weekly seminar on personal finances

Starts the week of Feb 3 and will run for seven weeks.

Contact Nate Bower at for details on time and location.

- Sign-up at LG by Jan 21st to get your budgeting and financial planning resources.

- Topic: “Christian faithfulness in pursuing financial responsibility” 

- Resources: “Total Money Makeover” By Dave Ramsey

Additional Resources

Send a student to Summer Conference 2016!

Nate Bower

Nate Bower is an Akron native and an alumnus of the University of Akron. He interned with RUF at Belhaven University from 2009-2011. He received his Masters in Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He met his wife, Naomi, in 2005 and has been smitten every since. They have been married over nine years and have two children, Ruby and William.