Religious Life

Religious Life

Bryn Athyn College strives to create an environment in which students actively study religious teachings, grapple with spiritual questions, reflect and reason, and develop their own thinking on a spiritual level. The theology of the New Church fuels our campus environment—an academic atmosphere with a spiritual focus.

There are many opportunities to put your spirituality into practice at Bryn Athyn College. We offer structured religious programs such as chapel services and Bible study groups, as well as less formal venues for spiritual inquiry, including our weekly religious discussion group held in College Grounds Café.

Sacred Space Offerings

Sacred Space is a program in which the Bryn Athyn College community turns its attention to God, focusing on worship, prayer, and matters of the spirit.

Some mornings we hold devotional worship in Pendleton Hall Chapel. Other days you’ll be invited to participate in lively spiritual discussions. You may opt to join a Bible study, a praise choir, or a spiritual growth group. Chapel services bring the College community together, and are offered in both traditional and contemporary styles of worship.

On Wednesday mornings, a New Church minister gives a short service, on Wednesday evenings, we offer a peaceful vespers service, and on Friday mornings, a student or other member of the college community is invited to share part of their spiritual path.  All our students attend one of these three chapel services at least once a week, and are welcome to attend our other offerings as well.

Offerings include:

  • Chapel
  • Spiritual growth groups
  • Bible study
  • Meditation
  • Devotional chapel services
  • Praise and Testimony services