Religious Life

About Religious Life

Hendrix understands that opportunities for spiritual growth, theological exploration, moral development, and the growing expression of one’s religious faith are central components of a liberal arts education. Hendrix seeks to implement these opportunities throughout diverse programs. 

Hendrix offers its students and faculty a broad range of opportunities for religious study and practice. Religious life includes a variety of groups that meet for study, meditation, and prayer; weekly worship celebrations in Greene Chapel; theological discussions exploring various issues of faith and life; and numerous opportunities for volunteer service. Students are encouraged to attend discussions, lectures, and other activities sponsored by the Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy. 

Participation in religious life at Hendrix is actively encouraged but is strictly voluntary. Although Hendrix is related to the United Methodist Church, religious life on the Hendrix campus offers students of diverse cultural and spiritual heritages the opportunity to explore and grow in the disciplines of their respective religious traditions.

Hendrix students are encouraged to participate actively in the various faith communities in the area. Many students obtain internships and work experiences in local churches and other faith-related enterprises throughout the state and region.

Hendrix students provide leadership in weekly worship celebrations in Greene Chapel and frequently conduct services in other places on the campus. Hendrix students often go as resource groups into local churches. Students with career interest in religion are encouraged to meet and discuss vocational and professional goals and interests.  A group called Exploring Ministry Together (EMT) provides opportunities to explore what these paths might be for them.