C. Wesley Astin
Dean of Chapel
M.Div., The Wesley Theological Seminary
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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. In addition to counseling, the Chaplain is interested in developing new programs that will be of interest to students. The Chaplain’s office is located in the Christian Ministries Center and is located next to the new Norton Athletic Center at 622 Ferrum Mountain Road.
In the photo to the left: Twenty-four Ferrum College alumni, trustees, United Methodist and other friends of the college spent 7 days at sea this past summer on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. The cruise departed San Juan, Puerto Rico and made stops in St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao. During the 7 day cruise everyone was able to learn more about Island life from faith to festivals. Everyone is encouraged to watch for a possible Mediterranean Cruise in 2013 to learn more about the journey’s of Paul.
The Campus Ministries and Service Center (aka, The Lighthouse) is open in the evenings for student use. The Lighthouse provides wireless internet, two big screen televisions, a full kitchen, two lounges, meeting space for small groups, and the Wasena F. “Buddy” Wright Meditation Room. Students are often found spending time outside roasting marshmallows over the open fire, pitching horseshoes or playing corn hole.
The Lighthouse is home to Ferrum’s Christian fraternity, Mu Sigma Chi (MEX or Men Serving Christ). This group of Christian young men started in 2008 with the hopes of providing a fraternal brotherhood for men who seek to serve Christ by serving others. In just three years this brotherhood has grown to over 30 brothers. They are involved in service projects throughout the community and on campus, working to provide meaningful worship service experiences to all students at the college, love being in mission and have recently entered into a covenant relationship with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (a United Methodist Mission project) where they spend their Spring Break each year, and have been instrumental in providing Christian concerts to the campus community.
College life is a time of exciting intellectual and social growth. Students consider new ideas, discover new interests, and explore ever-broadening horizons. College can also be a time for real spiritual growth. College offers students a chance to examine their faith to assess what is most important, and to forge a system of values that will sustain them throughout their adult years.
Growing out of its history of service and its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Ferrum College is committed to creating an environment that encourages spiritual growth and development. As a result, Ferrum College offers a number of opportunities for students to celebrate life and explore God’s intention for human living.
There are many opportunities for students to get involved on campus with Campus Ministries. Ferrum Christian Fellowship (FCF) is a student led campus organization that is the umbrella for the many ministry opportunities on campus including Mu Sigma Chi, Sister’s Serving Christ, Anomaly, Monday Night Praise & Worship, Ekklesia, bible studies, game nights at the Lighthouse, etc.