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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

Service Day

Each semester, we cancel classes across campus for an afternoon, clearing your schedule so that you can give back to the community. We send teams of students, faculty and staff to locations across Nashville to meet the needs of a variety of organizations: volunteer at an animal shelter, sort cans at a food pantry or help clean up a local park. Choose a cause close to your heart from over 50 partnering organizations.

Joshua Project

The Joshua Project began in 2011 and continues to serve hundreds each year by connecting students to mentoring relationships with faculty, staff, alumni and even other students. We match you to a mentor who you'll have commonalities with and who is guided to lead you into deeper spiritual maturation. And, after spending time as a mentee in the program, you can choose to serve as a mentor to fellow students, too.

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
The Gathering

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 famous author, the state governor or your favorite professor.

The Gathering
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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. Each Thursday, students can choose from the many opportunities available, including peer-led Bible studies and men's and women's devotionals.

Breakout Chapels
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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
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Serving and Learning Together

Our SALT program is unique in that it incorporates service into our academic curriculum—you'll practice true civic engagement, often while meeting real community needs related to your area of study. Your experiences will provide unique opportunities to apply what you are learning to real-world problems.

SALT

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

Missions

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.

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Campus Ministry

The purpose of the Campus Ministry Office 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, specific ministry efforts for the women on campus and leadership development programs.

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