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Spiritual Life

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.

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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:

  • Support
  • 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 spirituallife@ferrum.edu

Please include:

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 rphillips@ferrum.edu or you can visit  https://www.ferrum.edu/spiritual-life/mu-sigma-chi/

PCA

Panther Christian Athletes

Check Back for times and locations for Campus Time Outs and other PCA events

Worship

Vaughn Chapel

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.

For More info Contact Student Co-Directors

LaShawna Scott   lmscott@ferrum.edu

Jacob Wilson  jdwilson2@ferrum.edu

Praise Band

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 ehacker@ferrum.edu

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                                                                                    spirituallife@ferrum.edu

Alternative Fall Break - Disaster Recovery Work Team

Wilmington, NC

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.

Interested?

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                                        dhrobinson@ferrum.edu

Jan Nicholson Angle, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life  spirituallife@ferrum.edu

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!