Interfaith Council

The Interfaith Council (IFC) at Florida State University Panama City is an organization of religious communities who have come together from a wide variety of religious traditions to share a common interest in the free expression of religious faith in the life of the university. 

The mission of Interfaith Council is to offer, through member faith-based organizations, a variety of programs for encouragement, fellowship, spiritual formation, networking, and personal support for students while they are enrolled at FSU Panama City. Interfaith Council is open to faith-based organizations of all faiths so that we may serve our diverse population of students and encourage them in their spiritual journey.

Students are encouraged to reach out to organizations in the Interfaith Council as they navigate their personal spiritual journey. Interfaith Council aims to develop students in the following areas: 

Openly Embrace Spirituality

Openly pursue spirituality wholeness in mind, body, and soul while gaining awareness of different worship styles and faith traditions.


Provide service opportunities regarding social justice and morality in key issues within our society, address community needs, and provide spiritual solidity while being scholars.


Provide an opportunity for students to put their ideas to action and practice how to lead and make a difference in the world around them. Provide guidance and foster leadership inside and outside the organization.


Support gatherings of the student community to share faith, learn how to be a disciple of their own faith, and encourage the acceptance of individuality.

Diversity & Inclusion

Value the understanding of individual differences and human diversity in all its forms while encouraging inclusivity and respect.

Participating Organizations

All participating organization have agreed to the Interfaith Council Guidelines.

Bikers for Zion

Bikers for Zion is a Christian Zionist based association of motorcycle enthusiasts who stand and ride in support of Israel through the efforts of America’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

Christians United for Israel

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) inspires student leaders to advocate for Israel and the Peace of Jerusalem on college campuses across America.

Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

Collide College Ministries

At Collide, we have three main goals. First, we want to reach the local college campuses of FSU Panama City and GCSC. Second, we want to reach the local churches in Bay County. Finally, we want to reach our community and make an impact.

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church’s mission is to share Christ’s love with each other and the world.

Forest Park United Methodist Church

Forest Park United Methodist Church (Facebook) reaches our community and beyond with the Saving, Accepting, Loving, and Teaching ministry of Christ.

Habitat for Humanity of Bay County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Holy Temple COGIC

Holy Temple COGIC’s mission is to know Christ and to make Him known.

Lavished Ministries Inc.

Lavished Ministries exists as a resource; affirming hope and restoring a positive future to women who currently work or are transitioning out of the commercial sex industry, which can include victims of sex-trafficking.

Live the Life NW Florida

Live the Life NW FL is all about strengthening marriages and families and transforming our local communities by reducing the local divorce rate and reconciling people and families to God.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, joyfully Sharing Christ's love and grace with all people.

Northstar Church

Northstar Church helps the whole world find and follow Jesus. Northstar is a place where everybody is welcome, nobody is perfect, and anything is possible.

Panama City Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Panama City Seventh-day Adventist Church is a community of believers that are excited to be the hands and feet of Jesus reaching out to everyone!

St. Andrew Baptist Church

St. Andrew Baptist Church exists to exalt Christ, meet needs, and reach the world.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church leads all into an eternal relationship with Jesus.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bay County

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bay County’s mission is to be a flourishing, diverse faith community driven by religious exploration and guided by our seven principles.