Finding a spiritual community in college is important. We have several types and styles of gatherings--some large and some small--because we know that spiritual interests and needs are as diverse as the students on campus. Whether you come to college with a strong background in your faith tradition or are searching for spiritual meaning and purpose, you will soon find that you are not alone. Spiritual life groups offer support, encouragement, and a reminder that college life is not always about the next paper or exam.
The Emory and Henry Association for Religious Diversity is an organization that strives to make the issues of religious equality in the world known to the student body of the college ARD sponsors several Interfaith prayer services, lyceums, co-exist campfires, and an annual Passover Seder. ARD also strives to diversify the religious interactions of the average student at EHC, and to promote inter-religious understanding and acceptance.
When & Where: Sundays at 7 pm in Byars 107
Contact: Safa Farhoumand, '18
Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) gathers every Tuesday at 6:00 for dinner and an activity . Some weeks participants bring take-out from the Caf. Other weeks the group enjoys a home-cooked meal. Activities include game nights, guest speakers, and local service opportunities. Drop in any Tuesday evening to experience a sense of family.
Expedition is a discussion group for people who want to grapple with tough questions regarding Christianity and the Bible. Through close fellowship with peers and religious leaders from the area, Expedition seeks to help students better understand their religious beliefs, as well as the beliefs of others.
When & Where: Every Thursday at 7 pm in Wesley Parlor of Memorial Chapel
Contact: Jordan Bennett, '17
Click here to visit Expedition's Wordpress page.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets on Monday evenings at 9pm in McGlothlin-Street 302, and is open to everyone, athletes and non-athletes alike. The group is geared toward developing a community of students that encourage each other and grow together in their relationship with Christ while building lasting friendships.
Click here to visit FCA's Facebook group.
"Kerygma" is an ancient Greek word meaning "proclamation." This group gathers every first and third Monday evening to support one another in discerning God's will for their lives. Participants include persons discerning a call to ordained ministry as well as others who seek to honor God in their chosen professions. Besides talking about their own successes and challenges of living as Christians, they host guest speakers, clergy and laity, who talk about how they nurture and share their faith in their daily life and work. Also, Kerygma members welcome admissions representatives from seminaries and periodically make visits to seminaries.
Real Reel is a group whose purpose is to expand spiritual understanding through film. On most Friday evenings students gather for dinner and discussion. Dinner is provided. The program is open to people of all faiths and traditions.