This is an excerpt from the Lynchburg College Mission Statement.
“The mission of Lynchburg College is to develop students with strong character and balanced perspectives and to prepare them for engagement in a global society and for effective leadership in the civic, professional, and spiritual dimensions of life.”
The Mission Statement is a good place to review as we start classes and resume our academic routine. The staff at the Spiritual Life Center takes the challenge to prepare our community for spiritual living very seriously, and we hope that you will be a part of sharing your spirituality on campus.
First, Spirituality on campus is very diverse. We have Agnostics and Atheists, Protestants and Catholics, Jewish and Hindi, Muslim and Mormons, Orthodox and SBNRs (Spiritual but not Religious) all gathered around the Dell. We have those who meditate and those who rock praise bands, those who sit in silence and those who do Bible Study. There are over a dozen organized groups on campus and we can help you start another group too.
So, how will you know what the resources are on campus? The Spiritual Life Fair, of course. Next Tuesday, August 30th the Spiritual Life Center sponsors a cookout and spiritual activities on the Dell. A special thank you to the Dining Hall folks for making it possible. We will have several opportunities for reflection, coloring, making your own Zen garden for your room or a Mezuzah for your door. The Labyrinth will be available to walk as will directions to the Acorn Labyrinth off one of the wooded trails near Wake and College Lake. You can sign up for Bible Study groups and meet Spiritual Life Staff and Student Leaders, and we will help you find a local place of worship and transportation. The Prayer Wall will be getting a bit of a make-over before it returns to Drysdale, and we have T-Shirts for the first 400 students who swipe in with Check I’m Here! Bring your college ID!
Follow Us At #LCSpiritualLife and look for more information on the website, http://www.lynchburg.edu/spiritual-life