LIST OF CAMPUS MINISTRIES
CHAPLAIN & PASTOR OF COLLEGE CHURCH
BAPTIST COLLEGIATE MINISTRIES
Rev. Janice J. Kiehm
BCM is a student-led Christian organization that seeks to connect students to God. The Baptist Student Center is located at 303 Griffin Blvd. in Farmville. Weekly programs which begin with dinner and end with worship take place there on Thursday nights. Weekly small group Bible studies take place on both Hampden-Sydney and Longwood campuses. Other activities include retreats, mission trips, campus outreach, community service and various social gatherings.
CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY
Contact Timothy Greer
The purpose of the Catholic Campus Ministry shall be to unite young adult Catholic/Christians in fellowship within the context of the campuses of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College; provide opportunities to explore topics related to Catholic faith, student life, and adult transition in a social atmosphere for spiritual growth; and establish a Catholic presence in the Farmville community. CCM is open to all students on both campuses of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College.
Contact Rev. Alvin Thomas III, Minister
Chi Alpha is an international, Spirit-filled campus ministy. Our local chaper includes both Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University Students. We have three types of gatherings: 1. Tuesday Night Worship (TNW), which is located in the Longwood's Students Union (Cumberland Room) on Tuesdays at 8pm. TNW consist of comtemporary/Spirit-filled worship, fellowship, games, a message and more fellowship. 2. Connect groups: these are smaller Bible studies that happen in various locations and time on both campuses. 3. Special events: this consist of outing, game nights, costume parties, adventures, conferences, retreats, etc.
Contact Executive Director Missy Deregibus
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
Contact Bob Zupanek, Campus Minister
The purpose of the Episcopal - Lutheran Campus Ministry is to provide students from a variety of faith backgrounds a place to explore life's questions in the context of the Christian faith. We engage scripture, worship, reason and experience in a manner that both progressively addresses today's issues, and is rooted theologically in the time-tested anchors of Christian belief and practice. We also just have a lot of fun! The Episcopal - Lutheran Campus ministry is based at Johns Memorial Episcopal Church, located at 400 High Street in Farmville. The ELCM group meets Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Parish House for Worship, followed by dinner and discussion or program. Students are also welcome to actively participate in the Sunday morning worship at Johns (8:00 am and 10:30 am) as well as in the Wednesday night Evening Prayer and Eucharist at 6:00 pm. Mission trips, service projects, recreational activities and other special events occur throughout the semester. ECLM is open to all students on both campuses of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
The mission of FCA 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. FCA gathers once a week for lunch. Here we fellowship, share a devotion, and pray for our personal concerns and those of the community. Individuals will from FCA lead a few bible studies among the athletic teams and regular students. FCA is open to any individual on campus.
Contact Jen Jordan, Advisor
ORGANIZATION FOR JEWISH STUDENTS
Contact Dr. James Arieti
or Dr. Saranna Thornton
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 sponser a community Sedar. 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.
Contact Christine Ross, Group Leader
The mission of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is to experience & witness to the Orthodox Christian Church on the college campus through community life, prayer, service to others & study of the Faith (Acts 2:42). Furthermore, OCF will work to nurture and strengthen love for Jesus Christ and His Church in its fullness at this most critical juncture of human life and offer an opportunity for Orthodox Christian students and those interested in the Orthodox Christian Church to become more fully acquainted with and informed about their Orthodox heritage. . The OCF also hopes to strengthen ties between students of the Orthodox Christian Faith, and to develop a more fruitful fellowship among them, and further cooperation with other Christian organizations with similar aims.
PRESBYTERIAN STUDENTS Contact Rev. Dr. Robert Hall 434-223-6249
WESLEY AMPUS MINISTRY (United Methodist Ministry)
Contact Rev. Rich Meiser, Minister
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."
Contact Manny Betancourt, Area Director
Young Life is an interdenominational ministry with the goal of introducing adolescence to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. At Hampden-Sydney we offer opportunities to be a part of this ministry through volunteering as a Young Life leader for local high school or middle school students. Through this involvement, our volunteers are able to minister through building friendships with teenagers and earning the right to tell them about Jesus Christ. In order to be involved with this ministry we ask that Hampden-Sydney students take part in a training program that starts in the fall semester. If you do not get involved in the fall though, please contact us and we can help figure out a way to train you for this work on an individualized basis.