Campus Ministries

Fellowship groups at Ferrum College

Spiritual Life Opportunities for 2015/16

Chapel Services

Join us on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30pm in Vaughn Chapel for worship. This is an inclusive worship service featuring message and worship arts. Come relax, renew, and go forth to serve others! Sept 8, 15, 22, 29; October 20, 27; November 10, 17; January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 16, 23; March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19

Inlakesh - "You Are My Other Me"

Join us Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2:30pm on the News Café patio. Bring a friend and join the chaplain and others, share your story, discuss topics of interest, explore your questions.


Join us for a communion service Thursdays from 7:15 – 7:45 am in Vaughn Chapel.

Tea Time Book Study

Various topics. 12:30-1:30 pm in the Franklin Hall Magnolia Room. September 10, 17, 24;  October 1, 8, 22; November 5, 12, 19; January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18; March 10, 17, 31; April 7, 14, 21

Spiritual Inventory

6:00 – 7:30 pm, Franklin Hall Skeens
"The key to health, power, and influence of the individual Christian and the church is the use of grace-gifts God has given for effective ministry. God wants you to know and use your gifts." – Charles V. Bryant This study will help you identify your spiritual gifts and understand how those gifts may be used in your vocation. September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18; March 10, 17, 31

Act 2: Continuing the Story

Franklin Hall Quad - 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Get to know various members of the Ferrum College Community while sharing in a free food and fellowship. We meet in the quad at Franklin Hall Quad (Panthers Den during inclement weather) and most often the grill is fired up with hotdogs or hamburgers. Other food options include pizza and popcorn. We will also be showing movies this year with panel discussion to follow. September 23; October 28; January 13;  February 24; March 9

Interfaith Dialogue

Franklin Hall Magnolia Room - 7:30 am
This group meets for breakfast the last Wednesday of the month to learn about various religions and faith practices around the world and in our community. Come to the Dining Hall grab your breakfast and join this informal discussion group. September 30; October 28; January 27; February 24; March 30

Dinner in the Den

Franklin Hall Panthers Den - 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Bring a dish to share and join in the celebration and fellowship. October 4; November 1; December 6; March 6; April 3

Founders Day

Chapel on Founders Day
Check out the photos from Celebrating our Founders Day!

Visit Us On YouTube

London E-term Trip

Choctaw Mission Video

Shade and Freshwater Project Video

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 of spiritual exploration and 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 through 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, faith, and explore God’s intention for human living.

• Worship Arts (Mime, Drama, Praise Band, Vocal, Sign)
• Worship Opportunities every week
• Interfaith Dialogue breakfasts
• Bible Studies
• Topic and Spiritual Formation Studies
• Retreats and Work Teams
• Ferrum College Student AA
• Mu Sigma Chi, Christian fraternity
• Other fellowship and spiritual formation opportunities

For more information, drop by the Spiritual Life Office - 108 Franklin Hall or contact the Dean of the Chapel, Dr. Jan Nicholson Angle at jcnicholson@ferrum.edu or call 540-365-4285.


Tearing Down the Walls: Ways of Doing Justice – October 24 – 9:00 am – 3:15 pm Salem, VA

Featuring Shane Claiborne, founder and board member of The Simple Way, a faith community in the inner city of Philadelphia.  Shane writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus.  Space is limited.  Cost $10  Contact the Spiritual Life Office Room 108 Franklin Hall for more information                                    

RE3 – Rethink, Reclaim and Renew Ancient Practices for Now -- September 25-26

This Intercollegiate Conference is an overnight retreat at Shenandoah University open to students from colleges and universities across Virginia. Engage in student-led worship, hear students from across the state share their faith and discuss ways to rethink, reclaim and renew the Church. Guest speaker is Sarah Bessey, author and award-winning blogger. If interested see the Office of Spiritual Life at 108 Franklin Hall.  Overnight is in local church.  Cost is covered for Ferrum College students.  You pay for your meals.

Journey to the Table Retreat -- January 8-10, 2016

Journey to the Table is a place for many questions to be asked, and beliefs or ideas to be explored.  Through Journey to the Table, Ferrum College students will have opportunities to expand their spiritual lives, deepen their faith, rekindle their gifts, or open new ones that shape their identity as leaders.   LIMIT 28  Cost $25 for entire weekend.