The Office of University Ministries exists to encourage and assist students as they grow and mature in their faith during their formative college years.
We seek to do this by helping to foster a culture of worship and spiritual formation on campus, providing opportunities for intentional service to God and others through local and global outreach opportunities, as well as through promoting the integration of all University life including academic, co-curricular, and residential. We also desire to get students off campus and plugged into a local church.
Ultimately, University Ministries is here to equip students to engage and transform the world by loving God and loving people.
Three Ways to Grow Your Faith on Campus
- Worship | Chapel is a voluntary worship service that happens every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Open to all members of the campus community, we will gather together to worship, pray, meditate and reflect on God's word. Chapel hopes to be one of those community unifying experiences that unites us all under the Lordship of Christ as we come together in song and attentive spirit. We hope your student will join us for this significant time.
- Discipleship |During your student’s time at Belmont, we hope to create opportunities for them to deepen their faith, to ask hard questions and to engage in authentic community. Whether through an SLA, Community Life Leader, Faith Development Organization or small group...we desire for these years to be pivotal in their faith journey.
- Service | Our local outreach and global missions programming strive to create consistent and meaningful opportunities for our students to see what God is up to in the world, while also helping to lovingly meet the needs of others – here in Nashville and around the world.
Three Things to Talk About… Before You Leave For Campus
- How will you make your faith central to your college experience? Statistics show that many students struggle to do this. And without faith serving as their foundation – during these incredibly formative years – students will look to other things for strength, guidance and support. Finding a new church home, and great faith community here on campus, are two great ways to assist in this process.
- How will your faith be impacted by people who aren’t like you? Most campuses attract students from across the country, and around the world, which is bound to expose your student to new ways of thinking and understanding. This doesn’t have to be a scary thing… but is something your students should be ready for. Not “on guard,” but ready to meet new people, have new experiences, and learn how to live and relate well with people who are different from them.
- How will you serve others while you are a student? The college years can be very inward-focused for students… because, by design, they are here to pursue their degree, to prepare them for their job, and set them up for their future. But God has called us, in all seasons of life, to be about others. So your student will have to be intentional if they want to make this happen.