Our Methodist Heritage

Recent News

Meeting with Bishop ChoOn Monday, February 22, 2016, President Jennifer Braaten and other United Methodist Church related college presidents met with Bishop Young Jin Cho, of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, at Randolph Macon College. Pictured left to right are President Robert Lindgren, of Randolph Macon College, President Brad Bateman, of Randolph College; Bishop Cho, of the Virginia Conference; President Braaten, of Ferrum College; President Scott Miller, of Virginia Wesleyan College; President Tracy Fitzsimmons, of Shenandoah University; Association of Educational Institutions Director Rev. John Peters, representative to the Bishop; and President Brigadier General David Wesley, USAF, Retired, of Randolph-Macon Academy.

Ferrum College is a liberal arts institution founded on Christian principles and related to the United Methodist Church. It is our mission to educate students in the disciplines of higher learning and to help them be thoughtful and perceptive, to be articulate and professionally capable, and to be caring and concerned citizens of their community, nation, and world. We therefore commit ourselves to developing the whole student, both in openness to a wide range of intellectual discovery, and in the physical, spiritual, and social aspects of life.

United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs

Since Ferrum College is proudly affiliated with the United Methodist Church, many scholarship and loan opportunities exist for those students who are active members. Read more »

Endowed Chaplaincy

The Endowed Chaplaincy will be incorporated into the Ferrum College Campus Ministries program within the Student Campus Life division and in collaboration with the Academic Schools. The Chaplaincy will support a College Pastor in perpetuity and ensure on-going support for the campus ministries program and leadership in both pastoral ministry and interdenominational service projects. Read more >>

Campus Ministries

Ferrum College employs a full-time Chaplain who is available for counseling and interested in helping students sort through the many different feelings that can accompany young adulthood and campus life. Read more »

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, In all the ways you can, in all the places you can, At all the times you can, to all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”
—John Wesley, founder of Methodism


Because They Had the Vision… United Methodist Women & Ferrum College, The First 100 Years.