Spiritual Life

Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, North Carolina Wesleyan University 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.

North Carolina Wesleyan is committed to the holistic growth of its students, and this includes spiritual growth. 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.

There are a number of religious life opportunities and services to assist students in their spiritual journey. Organized through the Office of the Chaplain in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities, these opportunities 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, the Office of the Chaplain, and the Office of Student Activities.

Participation in spiritual life programs is voluntary, and we encourage you to explore the available opportunities as you continue your faith journey at North Carolina Wesleyan University.

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.

NC Wesleyan students read bible
NC Wesleyan students walk through campus

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.