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Spiritual Life

Faith isn't merely an aspect of Lipscomb University —it's the core of who we are.

Every element of life at Lipscomb is intentionally designed to enrich your faith, wherever you find yourself along the journey. Here, we believe that faith can't be separated from the rest of your college experience, which is why you'll find academic service learning programs, robust options to get involved with campus ministry, and a twice-weekly chapel where we gather as a campus community to worship together. 

And for us, higher education is tied to higher purpose. Whether you are serving on an international mission trip or learning how to fulfill your vocational calling right here on campus, we strive to ensure that your student experience will nourish both your mind and your spirit.

Faith in Community

Campus Ministries

God made us to grow in community. We have numerous ministries and organizations that serve our students through bible studies, worship gatherings, retreats, and other events. These ministries include local church college ministries, national faith-based organizations, and student-led ministries. Everyone can find a place to belong!


Lipscomb is a community full of people who care about you and want to see you thrive. Faculty and staff regularly serve as mentors in formal and organic ways. They are trusted guides on your journey, ready and willing to support you through life in college—and beyond!

Residence Halls

Get spiritually connected in the midst of daily  life—in your residence hall, through small-group Bible studies and devotionals. Each of our residence hall directors (RHDs) and student resident assistants (RAs) are carefully chosen to provide spiritual leadership and support. These men and women are committed to intentionally creating a welcoming and positive environment conducive to spiritual well-being.

A Lens of Learning

The Gathering in Allen Arena

We believe spiritual growth is often best done in community, so we intentionally make time for campus-wide worship. Join the entire student body in Allen Arena for a time of prayer, song and growth in Scripture. You might hear a message from a local pastor, a famous author, or your favorite professor.

The Gathering
Students sit outside in the grass during a Breakout Chapel session
Breakout Chapels

Breakout chapels give a more intimate opportunity for students to come together in smaller groups across campus to pursue God and grow in faith. Students enroll in one of 50+ Breakouts, ranging from Bible studies, to worship gatherings, to major-specific chapels.

Breakout Chapels
Student partaking in Bible curriculum
Bible Curriculum

Our roots as a Christian liberal arts institution create a unique opportunity to discuss faith academically and think critically about the building blocks of who we are. We integrate Bible and theology classes into our general education curriculum so that you can explore Christianity and gain a firm faith foundation.

Bible Curriculum

What We Believe

Here at Lipscomb, we often say “what grounds us is what grows us,” and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to faith. We believe that it is our grounding in our Christian identity that allows us to grow, transform and flourish as we pursue our callings from God.

Christian Identity
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Students on a mission trip


Our robust missions department oversees 60 annual mission trips that bring the gospel to cultures across the globe through medical treatment, education, relationship building and other ministries. Some of these are international trips while a handful are domestic trips, working to address the needs right here in our own country.

Get Involved
Ministers speak to students

Office of Spiritual Formation

The purpose of the Office of Spiritual Formation is to mentor, equip, and develop students into passionate followers of Jesus Christ and create an intentional space on campus for Christian community. We lead many efforts including chapel services, small groups, special events, prayer meetings, and leadership development programs.

Learn More about Spiritual Formation

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