Tuesday late afternoon I hope you had an opportunity to join the Spiritual Life staff on the Dell. There were a variety of activities—coloring mandalas, walking a labyrinth, making prayer beads, meeting a new friend in the ball pit, meditating, seeking safe space, and blowing the shofar. I hope you got one of our first ever Spiritual Life T-Shirts and that you can follow the motto, “Prays Well With Others.”
Maybe you were able to help build the prayer wall, an interactive center that allows you to take a prayer or leave one. You can respond to joys and concerns in your life or on our campus. You can offer a new insight or respond to the faith questions that are posted. Its new home is in the Chapel narthex (right inside the main doors).
The staff of the Spiritual Life Center is made up of chaplains, a Hillel director, the Catholic Campus Minister, our Baptist Campus Pastor, organization staff, and faculty/staff advisors. There are about 15 of us. Our goal is that each and every student has some spiritual growth during his or her time at Lynchburg College. No one will assign you a specific path—it is up to you to seek which path or paths to follow.
So, if you made a connection with something at the fair that interests you, fantastic. If you have a system of meaning, a religious tradition or faith practice, please pursue it, but if you want to know more about what Spiritual Life has to offer, please find us (lynchburg.edu/spiritual-life or at the corner of College and Brevard). If you need help connecting with a local place of worship, we can help you get a ride. If you want to worship on campus, check out the Quaker meeting, InFaith Protestant Worship or Catholic Mass on Sundays. Join one of the many Bible studies or 14 fellowship groups.