We desire that all our students grow in knowing God through Jesus.
The Office Spiritual Formation equips students to engage their faith journeys intentionally and authentically, and we create space for Christian community on campus. Our whole student body is invited to participate and contribute, regardless of whether you identify as Christian.
Our office aims to cultivate opportunities for and with students to encounter God, be formed by the Spirit, and embody Christ-like character. One way we do this is by facilitating a campus-wide gathering as well as small-group breakout chapels every week.
We want to hear from you! Let us know who or what you would like to see in The Gathering.
Chapel is meant to invite us into a communal rhythm in which we share life together. Each week, the entire campus gathers together, and students meet with a small, consistent group.
Requirements: Students are required each semester to accrue 20 chapel credits. No more than 15 of those credits may come from The Gathering. No more than 10 of those credits may come from your enrolled Breakout.
We believe that the communal pursuit of God is one of our primary callings as followers of Jesus. Our community participates in the campus-wide Gathering to fellowship with God and each other through prayer, worship and the study of Scripture.
The Gathering meets in Allen Arena at 10:55 a.m. every Tuesday for the whole semester.
Want to speak at The Gathering? Fill out our speaker request form.
Breakouts are an opportunity for more intimate connection through diverse ways of engaging our spiritual journeys. Groups are led by Lipscomb faculty, staff, students, alumni and ministry partners. Some Breakouts explore specific topics while others seek to deepen relationships in already existing communities, like student orgs, res halls and social clubs. Our office loves to help students find the Breakout that is the best fit for them!
Students commit to a group at the beginning of the semester and meet with that group weekly. Most Breakouts meet on Thursday mornings at 10:55 a.m., but a variety of Breakouts meet at other times.