North Carolina Wesleyan is committed to the spiritual, as well as intellectual, physical, and social growth of its students. The goal of campus religious life is to provide an atmosphere of genuine care and close personal relationships. This is central to the idea of the Christian community and is conducive to spiritual growth.
While Wesleyan is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, it is open to all persons regardless of their religious beliefs. The College welcomes religious diversity as an opportunity for the broadening of minds and the enrichment of discourse.
There are a number of religious life opportunities and services to assist students in their spiritual journey. Organized through the Office of Student Religious Life, these activities provide students the occasion to explore questions of faith, develop personal relationships through fellowship activities, express one's faith through song or service, or to join with other members of the Wesleyan community in worship. More information about many of these opportunities is available in the College's events calendar, and from the Coordinator for Student Religious Life.
Religious life programs are voluntary, and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunities available.
Office of Student Religious Life
Located in the Chapel, the Coordinator for Student Religious Life is responsible for coordinating worship and spiritual activities on campus, and various community service opportunities. The Coordinator for Student Religious Life also serves as a liaison between the college and The United Methodist Church.
Worship on Campus
Chapel worship services are scheduled weekly (currently on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM) in Leon Russell Chapel. This is a brief time for members of the Wesleyan community to stop, reflect, and catch their breath while discovering the freshness of God's spirit at work. The "congregation" is comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators which fosters a nurturing sense of community on campus. Participation in the worship service as instrumentalists, vocalists, readers, or liturgists is welcomed. In addition, students are encouraged to attend one of the many local congregations.
For more information on Chapel and local churches, please see the Student Religious Life pages.
Fellowship and Service Opportunities
A variety of organizations meet on campus. For more information, please contact Student Religious Life.
Singing At Wesleyan
The Gospel Choir - The Gospel Choir is open to all students who seek to express their faith through song. It is a voluntary choir that performs on a number of occasions both on campus and in the community. Rehearsals are held on a weekly basis.
Wesleyan Singers - The College Choir is comprised of faculty, staff and students, who enjoy singing a variety of music, from traditional to more contemporary. The College Choir performs at many campus functions as well as in the local community. Rehearsals are held weekly.