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Faith Formation

Ways to explore and deepen your faith at Belmont.



The denominational and theological diversity of our campus community is reflected in our corporate worship services, which take place every Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the beautiful Gabhart Chapel located on the ground floor of the Janet Ayers Academic Center (JAAC). These chapel services feature music led by students on our Chapel Worship Team as well as times of prayer, scripture reading, and other liturgical elements. Chapel speakers from our staff and faculty, as well as guests from around the world, challenge and inspire our community into a deeper life of faith. 

Chapel Schedule.CLICK HERE

Continuing the Conversation

Continuing the Conversation is a way to take conversations happening in Chapel to a deeper level. Specific chapels are followed up with a convocation in the evening (usually a Q&A or panel conversation) and hosted in partnership with Residence Life. We also offer 2-4 week small groups led by staff and faculty for a chance to go even deeper alongside your peers.

Check BruinLink for a schedule of Continuing the Conversation events for this semester!


On-Campus Faith Communities

One of the ways University Ministries provides opportunities for spiritual formation from a diversity of perspectives is through our partnership with several local and national organizations that meet regularly to worship, pray, study, and serve. These groups meet at different times during the week and offer great opportunities to get connected with a faith community on campus. Click the link below to learn more about each group as well as when and where they meet!

  • BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry)
  • Belmont Full Gospel Baptist Community
  • Belmont Wesley Fellowship
  • BUD Ministries
  • Chadasha Gospel Choir
  • CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)
  • Delight Ministries
  • Every Nation Campus Ministry (ENCM)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Navigators
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship
  • Orthodox College Campus Ministries (OCCM)
  • RUF (Reformed University Fellowship)
  • UKirk (PCUSA)
  • University Catholic at Belmont (UCAT)
  • WinShape College Program
  • Young Life
Find Your Community.CLICK HERE

Spiritual Life Assistants


Through a partnership between University Ministries and Residence Life, Spiritual Life Assistants (SLAs) are student leaders who help first-year students find community within their residence halls and explore faith formation opportunities available to them during their time at Belmont. If you're interested in Chapel, Bible studies, mission trips, or any other aspects of University Ministries, then connecting with your SLA is a great place to start!

For more information about Spirtual Life Assistants, please contact our Director of Faith Formation and Engagement, Tim Wildsmith.


Finding Your Purpose

We believe every Christian is given the call to love God and love neighbor. The particularities of that call, however, vary from person to person – which is why we think vocational exploration is such a critical piece of your college experience. Below are some opportunities we have created specifically to wrestle with the questions of calling and vocation.


Pathways of Purpose

Pathways of Purpose is an annual retreat experience designed to help students explore their understanding of purpose and provide connections to their own vocational discernment at Belmont. Through interactive small group discussions, we wrestle with questions like:

How do I define purpose?
How will my time at Belmont shape who I am and God’s purposes for me?
How is my own understanding of meaning and purpose calling me to engage the world?

Whether you have a good sense of your calling or are unsure with lots of questions, this retreat is for you! For more information about our next Pathways Retreat, please contact our Associate University Minister, Christy Ridings.


Service Year

Service Year is a year-long program for Belmont students centered on faith, service, and community. Students live in intentional community as they grow in their understanding of self, deepen their relationship with God, and discern how they can uniquely love God and neighbor. For more information about Service Year, plese contact our Director of Missions & Outreach, Dray Bland.


Vocational Exploration Resources 

Graduate Students

Belmont has over 30 graduate programs drawing students from many seasons of life. Whether you have just completed undergrad or are a mid-level professional returning to deepen your skills, we recognize the graduate student experience is unique and want to support your personal and spiritual wellness while you are here! University Ministries provides opportunities within respective programs, as well as inter-disciplinary opportunities, to explore issues of faith, vocation, and service. 

For more information about opportunties for Graduate Students, please contact our Associate University Minister, Christy Ridings.


Graduate Fellowships 
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International
  • Intervarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship
  • Occupational Therapy Graduate Fellowship
  • Physical Therapy Graduate Fellowship
Missions & Service

We have many opportunities to engage in mission and service here at Belmont. We hope that you come to discover how God is calling you to participate in God’s mission of redeeming and restoring the world. For more information about graduate student opportunities to particpate in mission trips and local service projects, please contact our Director of Missions & Outreach, Dray Bland 


Pastoral Care

Life as a graduate student can be stressful, and sometimes you need space to process or pray with someone. We would love to get to know you and support you however we can. To connect with someone from University Ministries please call 615.460.6419 or email You are also welcome to drop in our office which is located in Gabhart Student Center next to Campus Security.