Baptist Collegiate Ministries

The Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) is a Christian group that is open to all Hampden-Sydney College students and the campus community.

The BCM meets weekly for fellowship, guest speakers, praise and worship, Bible study, and other activities. The BCM also participates in the fall and spring state conferences with other Christian Student Unions. The BCM also provides opportunities for summer missions.

Hampden-Sydney students are always welcome to join the Longwood BCW for meetings on Thursday at 5:30 at the Baptist Student Center on Longwood's campus.

Constitution of Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Catholic Campus Ministry

The purpose of the Catholic Campus Ministry shall be to unite young adult Catholic/Christians in fellowship within the context of the campuses of Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University and to provide opportunities to explore topics related to Catholic faith, student life, and adult transition in a social atmosphere for spiritual growth.

All Catholic students are automatically members. Those who choose to be active members do so by participation in CCM of H-SC and LU programs and activities. Non-Catholic students interested in participation and learning about the Catholic faith become active members through attending meetings and activities. Students gather to worship God through mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church and campus masses, participate in retreats and social events; seeking a deeper relationship with God and with others.

CCM of H-SC and LU is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.
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Cogito at Hampden-Sydney College is committed to the safe exploration of the large issues of our day and to the ideas of beauty, truth, justice and duty. We believe that the academy is enriched by the traditions and teaching of the Christian faith and that mature faith can be upheld and strengthened by intellectual integrity. To these ends, we seek to establish communities and formats that promote thoughtful discussion, mutual respect and the joy of discovery. Opportunities include a year long apologetics study group, a semester long intensive bible study on Titus, and a lecture series held 3-4 times a semester on various topics.

Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry

The Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELM) of Johns Memorial Church welcomes ALL. Our Sunday services are 8:00 and 10:30AM followed by coffee hour. Our Campus Ministry meets on Sunday's 5:30 to 7:00PM in the Parish Hall. Free home cooked meal, lively discussion or activity followed by worship or prayer service. Opportunities for fellowship, service and spritual growth are part of our offering. There is also a Wednesday evening prayer service, 6:00PM at our Church.

ELM - Deep Roots - Wide Branches
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Hampden-Sydney Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a Christian organization on campus that uses the powerful medium of athletics to influence the world and make a difference for Jesus Christ. Our vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. Our mission is to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence.

So come and join us in activities such as weekly lunch, prayer, and Bible study to see how we can fit into God's plan!

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Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) is the Hampden-Sydney and Longwood chapter of an interdenominational group open to all students. We join together on the basis of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and personal Lord.

Activities include fellowship on Friday evenings, small group Bible studies. and prayer groups throughout the week, community service projects, special speakers, picnics, and regional conferences.

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Jewish Student Organization

The Jewish Student Organization (small but eager to grow!) provides opportunities for social and religious activities.  While there are no formal religious services on campus, the Sabbath and holidays are occasionally celebrated in common with members of the area's Jewish community, and arrangements for participating in services for the High Holy Days at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Lynchburg are made for those who wish to attend.  The Organization and the office of the College Chaplain annually sponsor a community Seder.  The College library has a special endowment for books on Judaism and Jewish culture.  And biblical Hebrew is offered as an elective for academic credit in the Department of Religion.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship wishes to establish a profound and lasting fellowship among ourselves and others who share these interests, while seeking ways to dedicate ourselves and each other and our whole life to Christ our God.

Thursdays at 12:30pm

Alternate locations between HSC and LU

Advisor: Christine Ross
Religious Advisor: Father Michael Rustick

Wesley Foundation

The Wesley Foundation Campus ministry is a full time campus ministry sponsored by the United Methodist Church and staffed with church professionals.  We serve both Longwood and Hampden-Sydney, and we have a student center located in Farmville on 204 High St., next to Farmville United Methodist Church.  Our regular weekly meeting is on Tuesday nights from 5-6:30 PM.  This gathering includes a home-cooked fellowship meal and a time of informal worship with a message.  We also meet once a month at College Church with the same schedule.  Our weekly "message" is given by a variety of people, including professors and college administrators, local clergy, HSC and LU alumni, and students.  We also provide weekly small group gatherings that range from lunch together for fellowship and support to Bible and book studies.  Our student center is open extended hours for studying and relaxing." 

Young Life

Young Life is the Hampden-Sydney and Longwood chapter of a non-denominational para-church ministry open to all students interested in becoming Young Life leaders in the community with the mission of introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith through friendship and discipleship.

Young Life sponsors Freshman Fellowship, a fellowship group open to all freshmen and anyone interested in Young Life, during fall semester. During spring semester, Freshman Fellowship involves leadership training, and upon completion interested participants may become Young Life leaders at local high schools.

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