Spiritual Development


"All things were created by Christ and for him, and in him all things hold together."
-Colossians 1:15

Belmont is the largest ecumenical Christian university in America.  Our faculty, administration and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things, and all are active in local churches.  They strive to incorporate Christian ways of thinking and serving self-sacrificially into all that Belmont does.  Belmont’s Vision 2015 commits us to providing “increasing evidence of the Christian character of the university…in academic coursework and student activities… [and] in collaboration between Belmont and outside Christian organizations.”

Belmont's entrepreneurial spirit and desire to serve Nashville and the world will not let it rest content with being an outstanding university that happens to be Christian.  Instead, we desire to set the standard for what it means to be a great Christian university.  As an integral part of this commitment, we want to offer Christian hospitality to every student who comes to Belmont, be they of another faith or still searching.  We are committed to making sure that every student knows that they are welcome on campus and that we love them for who they are.

Yet we would not withhold from any student what we at Belmont have found to be most central in our life together as a Christian community of learning and service.  First, in order to understand ourselves and the world, we need to understand the Bible.  Consequently, all students take courses on the Old and New Testaments in order to learn how to best love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and our neighbor as ourselves. 

Students attend Christian Faith Development convocations, and are invited to take part in weekly on-campus worship services.  In addition, we have Spiritual Life Assistants-trained upperclass students--who work on every floor of every residence hall, offering Bible studies and providing Christian missions and service opportunities. We also have 10 Faith Development Organizations that include both denominational and para-church organizations.  And at the center of Belmont is the Bell Tower Prayer Chapel, which is open day and night, providing a place for small groups and individuals to gather to seek God.

The table is set, and we look forward to a rich feast of learning and service with you.

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