Religious Life

North Carolina Wesleyan University is committed to the emotional intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth of its students. An atmosphere of genuine care and close personal relationships is central to the idea of the Christian community and is the goal of campus religious life. The Leon Russell Chapel stands as North Carolina Wesleyan University’s commitment to this integration of the intellect, emotion, and spirit. As the center for religious activities, the chapel provides experiences through which students may participate in the life of the church, along with opportunities for personal and private expressions of faith. The Chapel hosts the office of the Campus Chaplain, who is available for consultation to students, staff, and faculty.

Consistent with the motto of the college, “Wisdom and courage through Christian education,” NC Wesleyan strives to provide students with a holistic education that enhances their growth spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. While Wesleyan serves students of many religious backgrounds, NCWC embraces its heritage as a private Christian institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and endeavors to equip students with a Christian world view and values reflective of that association.

Worship services, discussion groups, retreats, small group Bible study, and service projects are directed by our Chaplain. The churches of Rocky Mount also partner with and welcome the participation of students in worship and other programs.