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The Presbyterian Student Ministry at Murray State University is known as MOTA, which is the acronym for “Ministry Open To All.” It is our intention to reach out to the faculty, staff, students, and family members of the MSU community with radical hospitality and extravagant generosity. We seek to provide a safe place for everyone to examine, question, and grow in their faith so that they can share that faith with others. We meet at the campus house at 1606 Poplar Street on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. There is a mix of worship, fellowship, discussion, and prayer. We also have Sunday School that meets at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays before church. Our Campus Ministry Director is Lisa Polivick.  Our  MOTA intern is Shelby Grimm.

Guatemala Spring Break Mission Trip 2017










Upcoming Events

Annual Events

  • Lake Retreat
  • Bonfires
  • Christmas Party
  • Montreat College Conference
  • Adopt-A- Student Program

M.O.T.A. students have the opportunity to participate in this special program where members of First Presbyterian Church “adopt” you. These “adopted” parents provide a second, more local family for students that fosters relationships across the generations. Adopted families are there to support students through their college experience and help them adjust to life in a new town.

Hire-A- Student Program

Through this fundraising program, members of First Presbyterian Church are able to “hire” M.O.T.A. students to perform odd jobs. In return, M.O.T.A. is paid for the completed task. Past jobs have included cleaning, painting, yard work, planting, simple repair work and organizational tasks.

For Faculty and Staff

Of interest to Murray State faculty and staff is our Head and Heart monthly discussion group which usually meets at 6 pm at the church on the third Thursday of each month. This group generally discusses books with a progressive or emerging church perspective.

Come and join our lively discussions. We welcome all points of view of matters religious and spiritual–and we reject none! Just bring your head and your heart!

For More Information

Facebook Group: Presbyterian UKirk Murray State M.O.T.A.