Religious Life

Religious Life Overview

The Office of Religious Life provides opportunities for religious and spiritual practice appropriate to a diverse student body and sensitive to one’s religious, spiritual, or philosophical understanding. Through the Office of the Chaplain and the Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics and Calling, the Office of Religious Life is committed to the “development of the whole person” in the context of a liberal arts education.

Statement on Church Relatedness

Religious Life Ethical Framework

The Office of the Chaplain offers programs to support students in their religious commitments. In honor of the College’s relationship to the United Methodist Church, some programs are designed specifically for Christian students. 

  • Weekly interdenominational worship services are held each Monday night at 7 p.m. in Greene Chapel. Services are led by students  and the Chaplain with various preachers and styles of worship.  Occasionally, a Dinner Church service is held instead at 6 p.m. in Worsham North.  
  • Communion is celebrated in Greene Chapel each Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. - 8 a.m.
  • Small Groups of 6-8 students led by student religious life leaders are available. Small Groups meet  for faith formation, fellowship, prayer, & Bible study.
  • Bonhoeffer House is an intentional Christian Living Community. Students who want to grow in living out their faith in daily life can apply to live in Bonhoeffer House.

The Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, & Calling helps students explore vocational passions in service to others, on retreats, through internships, and in professional ministry exploration.

  • Exploring Ministry Together (EMT) gathers interested students in the Office of Religious Life to explore a potential call to professional Christian ministry and is led by the Chaplain. The Miller Center and  the Center for Calling and Christian Leadership also offers seminary visit stipends each semester.
  • Service-Learning Trips  are supported each year to sites in the US and abroad where students volunteer in social outreach to learn about themselves and the world through service to others.
  • Internship Stipends are awarded for interns exploring non-profit and religious leadership work. The Elizabeth T. and John S. Workman Summer Project Grant is awarded each summer  to a rising junior or senior who wants to further vocational exploration through the United Methodist Church, social justice work, journalism, or creative writing.

Hendrix Interfaith creates spaces welcoming students from all religious, spiritual, and philosophical commitments to build bridges of understanding across our community.  Some of our interfaith community includes:

  • Hillel Jewish Student Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • various other faith traditions and perspectives
  • Interfaith conversations exploring our multi-faith world