Spiritual Life

Because Trevecca is a Christian community, spiritual formation aimed at building up disciples of Jesus is central to our mission. The general education core curriculum consists of three specific courses in religion which seek to enhance the student’s understanding of the Bible, the Christian faith, and the Christian life and service. Classes of all disciplines are regularly opened with prayer.

The spiritual life of Trevecca is understood to work in partnership with the local church.  Students are strongly encouraged to become active in a local congregation.

Chapel is the gathering place for the Christian community of Trevecca. The campus gathers for corporate prayer, worship through song, preaching, Godly conversation, reading of scripture, the proclamation of the gospel and sharing in the sacrament of Holy communion (see Chapel brochure for specific dates). In both the fall and spring semesters, a week is set aside in which spiritual deepening is the primary focus. Attendance requirements for these worship opportunities are outlined in the Student Handbook. Many of the residence halls have a prayer chapel for private meditation and small group prayer meetings. Discipleship and accountability groups for both residential and non-residential students are offered and students are encouraged to participate. The University Chaplain and members of the student chaplain team are available for spiritual counseling.

Through student government, Campus Ministries coordinates student-led spiritual life activities on campus and offers opportunities for involvement in ministry through the planning of student chapels, as well as numerous outreach opportunities in various areas of service throughout Middle Tennessee and the southeast region. In addition, opportunities for ministry through TAG (Trevecca Around the Globe) Teams minister both domestically and abroad during fall and spring breaks as well as the summer months. Summer long ministry opportunities are available through the IMMERSE program.