The Samuel Tyndale Wilson Center For Campus Ministry provides the home base for the Spiritual Life and Community Engagement programs at the college. Stop by the CCM and you’ll be likely to find a listening ear, a challenging program, or a group of students planning a service trip. Bonner, Bradford, Church and College, Isaac Anderson, and Chapel Scholar programs are all based in the CCM. We also serve as host to many student religious groups, and many students find our space to be an inviting and quiet place to study. You can find more information about scholarship programs, student religious groups, and community engagement on our website; also feel free to stop by any time!
The Center for Campus Ministry holds a chapel service each week from 1:15-1:50 on Tuesdays. No classes are held during this protected time, so everyone is invited to gather together in a time of worship. A student-led worship committee plans services.
We do not hold services on campus on Sunday mornings; instead we encourage students to attend church at a local congregation. For a list of local congregations, please see our website. We invite you to contact us if you need transportation or want more guidance in connecting with a local worshiping community.
2017-2018 Chapel Program
“Come as a Child”
The CCM’s chapel theme for fall 2017 will focus on faith through the eyes of children, and on how children are seen in various faiths. Sometimes it seems like children have a more immediate, or emotional connection to faith – a deep, automatic trust in God that can get complicated in later life. While not denying the value of a growing and changing faith over the course of life, the chapel speakers will be asked to consider what children see or know that we may do well to remember; and how we might hold on to child-like wonder in the midst of adult challenges, or whether a more complicated faith is in fact preferable, or at least compatible, with the perspectives of children. Or maybe folks will talk about how their perspectives have changed, because of the children in their lives. So, perhaps speakers will talk about what they learn from observing their own children; or perhaps we will look at how children are pictured in scripture or in faiths outside of Christian tradition. We look forward to growing in appreciation and care for children, and for the wisdom that their questions and perceptions can offer.
In the spring, we will also hear from seniors who have written senior studies that contain religious themes.
Chapel will take place at 1:15 p.m. in the Center for Campus Ministry unless otherwise noted. Chapel will conclude in time for students and professors to attend 2:00 classes.