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.
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
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.