ACADEMIC OFFERINGS provide opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue their interests in religion and spirituality through a structured educational environment and curriculum.
As the Chapel and the University community work together in this area, awareness of SEDL is greatly enhanced, fostering continued discussion and exploration of vocation.
Courses in Religion are conducted through undergraduate survey courses in the Literature of the Old Testament and the Literature of the New Testament. Utilizing aspects of Higher Criticism to analyze selected texts, allied literature, and their historical and sociological contexts students explore discrete faith claims, community concerns and mandates for ministry.
Calls for Papers on Spirituality (coming) will be a collection of essays and meditations from various schools and colleges within the University. This published collection will promote critical examination and reflection in vocational discernment.
SPIRITUAL AND ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE (SEDL)
The Spiritual and Ethical Dimensions of Leadership Initiative (SEDL) was formed as a partnership ... More
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK
Provides direct experience in alternative models of ministry, allowing students to apply diverse skills and education in church. ... More
EXEMPLARS IN VOCATION
The University's Exemplars in Vocation are highly successful, creative and academically distinguished students who have participated in the diverse
MODELS OF MINISTRY
Models of Ministry transform the way students and the broader community view ministry and vocation by providing alternate models and viewpoints.
Create environments that foster healthy discussion and exploration in spirituality, ethics and religious beliefs. ... More
Provide opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue their interests in religion and spirituality. ... More
GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
Nourish the gifts and leadership of students through counseling, peer mentoring and general support. ... More
“The SEDL Initiative draws upon the strength of the University as a whole, encouraging students to explore ministry as a vocational option and to pursue continued spiritual development in every aspect of their lives.”
- Dr.Bernard L. Richardson, Dean of the Chapel