Do you want to enjoy an evening of games, participate in a discussion about scripture or other theological writings, or spend time in prayer? We have several types of small group gatherings where you can spend time with other students in fellowship and study. These groups are designed to create close knit communities made up of people of faith. They are led by students, professors, area pastors, and the Associate Chaplain.
Some groups are just for fun and others are more serious. Discussion topics often focus on a passage of Scripture, a common reading, discernment of God's will, current events, and spiritual growth.
Whether you are meeting on campus or gathering at a near-by camp for a weekend retreat, you will constantly be reminded that college life is not always about the next test.
Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) gathers every Tuesday at dinner time for fellowship, fun, and service. Participants get their food in the cafeteria and take it to the Humphreys Room in Van Dyke. They eat and enjoy casual conversation. Following the meal, you might find them celebrating their faith in Christ while playing a game of E&H Jeopardy, making cards to thank facilities workers for their dedication, or hearing a person's faith story as part of the Quest series. Drop in any Tuesday evening to find a loving and supportive community that offers care, acceptance, and a sense of family.
When & Where: Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in the Humphreys Room of Van Dyke
Contact: Emily Ballard, '17
Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets during lunch on Thursdays and is open to everyone, athletes and not-athletes alike. The group is geared toward developing a community of students that encourage each other and grow together in their relationship with Christ while building lasting friendships. FCA has weekly meetings, small groups, and a men's Bible study.
When & Where: Thursdays at 12:30 PM in the BOV Lounge in Van Dyke
Contact:Haleigh Cole, '16
Click here to visit FCA's Facebook group.
Expedition is a discussion group for people who want to grapple with tough questions regarding Christianity and the Bible. Through close fellowship with peers and religious leaders from the area, Expedition seeks to help students better understand the religious beliefs of themselves and others. The cornerstone belief of Expedition is that community and understanding pave the way on "The Quest for Common Ground."
When & Where: Every Thursday at 7 pm in Wesley Parlor of Memorial Chapel
Contact: Jordan Bennett, '17
Click here to visit Expedition's Wordpress page.
"Kerygma" is an ancient Greek word meaning "proclamation." This group gathers every other Monday to support one another in discerning God's will for their lives. Participants include persons discerning a call to ordained ministry as well as others who seek to honor God in their chosen professions. Besides talking about their own successes and challenges of living as Christians, they host guest speakers, clergy and laity, who talk about how they nurture and share their faith in their daily life and work. Also, Kerygma members welcome admissions representatives from seminaries and periodically make visits to seminaries.
When & Where: Every other Monday at 6:00 pm in Wesley Parlor in Memorial Chapel
Contact: Grayson Hicks, '17
Come join the residents of the Damer Spiritual Life Theme House for a weekly Bible study.
When & Where: Every Tuesday at 8PM in the Damer Spiritual Life Theme House (Don't know where Damer is? Its the second white house behind The Merc. Just go up the road between the Merc and Macado's.)
Contact: Kelsey Hubbard, '17
The Emory and Henry Association for Religious Diversity is a student run organization that strives to make the issues of religious equality in the world known to the student body of the college. It also strives to diversify the religious interactions of the average student at EHC, and to promote inter-religious understanding and acceptance.
When & Where: Sundays at 7 pm in Byars 107
Contact: Safa Farhoumand, '18
Real Reel is a Spiritual Life program sponsored by Expedition with the intention of expanding our spiritual understanding through film. We examine biblical themes and lessons in movies which aren't always obvious. We will read a short lesson about these themes and then discuss them. The film to be discussed each week will be announced early so that everyone can watch at their convenience so that everyone will be prepared for the discussion. The program is open to people of all faiths and traditions.
When & Where: Every Friday at 5:30PM in Wesley Parlor in Memorial Chapel
Contact: Chris Gillenwaters, '17