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 maturity. Ferrum College Spiritual Life 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.
Ferrum College Spiritual Life
seeks to be a sanctuary
for a diverse community
for the love of God and others.
Become Physically and Spiritually Fit
Groups Forming this Fall Semester
Have you ever noticed that what impacts your physical well-being impacts your spiritual well being and vice versa?
This “In Reach” opportunity is designed to improve your physical health while strengthening your mental and spiritual health and includes:
- Daily exercise of your choice (solo or as a group)
- Spiritual Reflections for you to do on your own
- Optional Weekly meeting (on campus or virtual)
- Open to all Ferrum College students and employees
Based on Anna Fitch Courie’s “Christ walk”
“‘Christ Walk’ grew out of my experience with health promotion programming, but centered on walking with Christ every day. ‘I believe we need to exercise in mind, body, and spirit in order to make a body strong and whole.’”
Anna Fitch Courie (RN, army wife, and author of Christ Walk)
Sign up at email@example.com
Name, phone, email, student/employee
Please note your preference for weekly meetings with your group
virtually or face to face
Journey To The Table
Journey to The Table
Check back for updates on time and location. This group is composed of Ferrum College students and employees who gather over lunch to talk about current issues through the lens of faith teachings and practices.
Mu Sigma Chi
MU SIGMA CHI
Mu Sigma Chi is a brotherhood based on the life and teachings of Jesus. These are active members in social, college, and community life. For more information you can contact Ricky Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit
Panther Christian Athletes
Check Back for times and locations for Campus Time Outs and other PCA events
Sundays during the semester (unless otherwise posted)
Dinner followed by Worship
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Alternative Worship Opportunities
Throughout the semester Spiritual Life will be offering Alternative Worship Opportunities. Check back for information or stop by the Spiritual Life Office 108 Franklin Hall
Fresh Wind Gospel Choir and Praise Team
Spiritual Life’s Fresh Wind Gospel Choir and the Praise Team are vocal groups that provide music for Sunday evening worship services and other Spiritual Life events. Fall of 2019 the Gospel Choir will be performing for Ferrum College’s Folk Life Festival. These groups sometimes have the opportunity to travel to local churches and venues for performances.
Play a musical instrument? The Ferrum College Spiritual Life Praise Band may just be for you! The Praise Band serves as accompanist to the Fresh Wind Gospel Choir and Praise Team on Sunday evenings in Vaughn Chapel as well as traveling to local churches/venues.
- all musicians are welcome with audition
For more information or for audition contact Eugene Hacker, staff director of Praise Band at email@example.com
Need Help Finding a Local Church to attend?
Looking for a local church or religious faith connection in Franklin or Roanoke County? The Office of Spiritual Life can help.
Contact Rev Dr. Jan C. Nicholson-Angle, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life Spiritual Life Office 108 Franklin Hall 540-365-4285 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Fall Break - Disaster Recovery Work Team
October 17-20, 2019
Interested in engaging in reaching out through a mission opportunity over Fall Break? Ferrum College Spiritual Life is hosting a Disaster Recover Work Team to Wilmington, NC. We will be engaged in home repair and rebuild.
A Ferrum College Work Team Member
- possesses a team spirit
- embraces our Ferrum motto “not self but others”
- is willing to attend pre-trip meetings/trainings
- does not necessarily have prior home recovery/rebuild experience
- is willing to learn new skills
Interest meeting date TBA
For more information contact the Spiritual Life Office 108 Franklin Hall or
Davon Robinson, student coordinator email@example.com
Jan Nicholson Angle, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life firstname.lastname@example.org
Folk Life Festival
Ferrum College has had the opportunity to have the annual Folk Life Festival on our campus. The festival will include the food, music, contests, and many other local events.
Our very own Fresh Wind Gospel Choir will be performing in the Vaughn Chapel from 10am to 11am. After, many other local praise teams and choirs will be performing in the Vaughn Chapel.
Hope to see you there!