Religious Life

Religious Life Overview

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Hendrix College understands that spiritual growth, theological exploration, and the growing expression of one's religious faith are central components of the college experience. Hendrix offers students and faculty a broad range of opportunities for religious study and practice.

Religious life programming is administered by Hendrix Interfaith (a student group advised by the Chaplain), the Religious Life Council (a group of campus ministers), and the Office of Chaplain. Regular programming includes:

  • Campus Worship Services are held each Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. in Greene Chapel. Services are led by students with the Chaplain preaching.
  • Communion is celebrated in Greene Chapel each Wednesday at 7:45 a.m.
  • Miller Community Meal is every Thursday at 5:40p.m. in the SLTC Campbell Dining Hall.  Come hang out and enjoy a home cooked meal.
  • Greene Chapel is open for prayer each day. In addition, the Prayer Room outside of Greene Chapel is available for private prayer.
  • Spiritual Life Events are planned by the Interfaith Council each semester.
  • Small Groups of 6-8 students led by student religious life leaders are available. Small Groups meet weekly for faith formation, fellowship, prayer, and Bible studies.
  • Exploring Ministry Together (EMT) is a group of students who feel that they have been called into professional ministry.  The group includes those who want to preach, work with youth, children, families etc.  If you feel that God is calling you to be in ministry, please contact Rev. JJ Whitney.  Meetings take place every Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. in the Miller Center, SLTC 133.
  • Bonhoeffer House is an intentional Christian Living Community located in Brown House (behind Couch Hall). Students who want to grow in living out their faith in daily life can apply to live in Bonhoeffer House. Applications are due February 15, 2017 and can be found in the Miller Center. 
  • The Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy promotes the study of religion and philosophy on the Hendrix campus. Activities include:
    • Lectures that bring to Hendrix noted speakers and scholars to address issues of public interest or concern.
    • Workshops that provide occasions for small groups to work intensely on specific issues of common interest.
    • Friday Afternoon Discussions that bring students and faculty together, often with an outside presenter, to discuss issues of common interest. The discussions are held each Friday in the Raney Building, and are open to the public.