Spiritual Life

The Office of Spiritual Life plays an important role in campus religious affairs, ministering to students from a variety of religious backgrounds or to those with no religious affiliation.

A variety of worship options, Bible studies, performance groups, and interfaith fellowship opportunities are available to meet the needs of anyone who would like to participate.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA equips, empowers, and encourages athletes to make a difference for Christ through weekly Bible studies and special events.

He is Savior (HIS)
HIS is LVC’s contemporary Christian band. Sets include praise and worship music as well as music from contemporary Christian artists. The group has auditions for new members as necessary.

Hillel serves the social, ethnic, cultural, and religious needs of Jewish students at LVC. If you are Jewish or just interested in Judaism, Hillel is your place to connect. Current meeting times are available on the College website.

Servants of Christ
Servants of Christ strives to serve the world through a variety of activities including Operation Christmas Child, Crop Walk, and a community Easter Egg Hunt. Members of Servants of Christ occasionally participate in short-term mission projects to urban centers such as Philadelphia and Washington DC. Spiritual Life

The Office of Spiritual Life plays an important role in campus religious affairs, ministering to students from a variety of religious backgrounds or to those with no religious affiliation. The full-time chaplain, who oversees the campus religious programs, is also available for counseling. The local Catholic priest provides a weekly Mass on campus. Clergy of local Buddhist, Islamic, and Jewish congregations also serve as affiliate College chaplains. The office, located in the Miller Chapel lobby, is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Weekly Worship
Let’s Be Real, Student-Led Worship
Let’s Be Real is a weekly student-led worship service held each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel. Students share their own faith and the gospel of Jesus Christ within worship services that range from contemporary to traditional in style and format.
Catholic Mass
The local Catholic priest celebrates Mass most Sundays at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Miller Chapel. Visit www.lvc.edu/spiritual-life.aspx for a list of dates when Mass will be held.

Bible Studies
Various groups of students meet throughout the week to study the Bible. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life for a list of studies and meeting times.

Classic Yoga
Students, faculty, and staff gather for yoga each Tuesday afternoon under the leadership of Professor Marianne Goodfellow, a certified yoga instructor.

Meditation at Noon
A group of faculty, staff, and students gather at noon each week that classes are in session for a time of meditation facilitated by Professor Ed Sullivan. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life for current meeting times.

Wiccan Study Group
The Wiccan Study Group meets at 7 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month in the lower level of the Chapel, usually in the Fellowship Room. Explore a variety of nature-based religions.

Cornerstone regularly plans fun and fellowship activities for all students, usually scheduled for Friday nights at 7 p.m. Examples of activities planned for this year include pizza/volleyball, picnics, game nights, a hayride, Christian band concerts, ice skating, and weekend retreats.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
IVCF is Lebanon Valley’s chapter of a national organization that is on more than 560 college campuses in the U.S. IVCF meets throughout the week in Bible studies located in residence halls.

FOR-U Minstries
This large-group Bible study addresses key Christian issues under the care of staff from DiscipleMakers, a Pennsylvania-based Christian mission organization ministering to college students.

Interfaith Certification
The certificate encourages student exploration of the faiths of others in light of the student’s own religious identity both in and beyond the classroom. The program enables students to demonstrate to prospective employers that they embrace diversity.

Certification is awarded once program requirements are met. Completion may occur at any point during a student’s enrollment at Lebanon Valley College.

On completion, students will receive a formal certificate and a citation on their LVC JobCenter Profile.

Recipients are:
  • Honored at a special year-end celebration featuring ethnic food;
  • listed on the LVC website, and
  • granted a printed certificate at the conclusion of the program.
Local Congregations
Information on local congregations can be obtained online at www.lvc.edu/spiritual-life.aspx.