College Life

Pastoral Care

Students experience a warm and supportive environment that provides rich experiences of fellowship and care from faculty, staff and others within the student body.

Pastoral care and concern occur in many ways. Groups and individuals play a vital role in shared relationships. As God’s Word is read and lives are shared, emotional, practical, and spiritual help is provided one to another. Individuals spur each other on to be faithful to Christ who remains our refuge and strength.


Particularly significant is the time spent meeting together in chapel—sitting under the word of our Lord Jesus Christ and responding to him in prayer and praise. Each student is also involved in a small group:

  • First year groups provide a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to develop relationships and provide mutual support.
  • Second to fourth year students meet together in chaplaincy groups with a faculty member and female chaplain.
  • Students from across all four years also meet each week in prayer groups of three or four to pray for each other.
  • College also seeks to care for married students and their spouses by offering a series of marriage enrichment days.