Religious Life

Statement on Church Relatedness

Hendrix College's commitment to the cultivation of the whole person is nurtured by its relationship with the United Methodist Church. Founded by the church in 1876, the College took guidance from the Methodist value of uniting academic rigor and faith practices, a central tenet undergirding the opportunities for religious inquiry, vocational discernment, and social outreach that distinguish the institution. The church relationship is supported by lay and clergy members on the Board of Trustees, the alumni community, and the larger church. In religious and vocation programs combined with service learning, Hendrix continues to develop clergy and lay leaders for faithful service in the church and beyond, and supports students of all religious, spiritual, and philosophical commitments as they seek meaningful vocations connected to who they are and how they want to serve in the world.

Approved by the Faculty on March 16, 2017