Welcome from the Chaplain's Office
The College Chaplain or campus pastor has the responsibility of overseeing the spiritual life of the campus community, that students, faculty, and staff may be furthered in the knowledge and the love of the Lord during their time at Wheaton.
Pastoral responsibilities include coordinating on-campus worship and networking the spiritual life resources of the community. With thousands of members, the Wheaton College community has cares and concerns that number far beyond the scope of the capacity of the Chaplain's Office for ministry. So we depend on the pastoral gifts and spiritual sensitivities of many people on campus who supplement and extend the ministerial duties and pastoral care of the Office of the Chaplain.
The most visible part of the work of the Chaplain's office involves the development and implementation of a Chapel program that works at building community, enabling worship, and fostering Christlikeness. Three times a week, students enter the worship environment of Edman Chapel to experience a needed respite from the busyness of campus life. By mere attendance in Chapel students contribute to a sense of corporate community, and in participatory worship students encourage the faith development of their peers. As an experience shared by the entire community, Chapel stimulates campus-wide discussion of current issues and ideas. View the Chapel Schedule.
Discipleship Small Group
The Discipleship Small Group ministry also serves to encourage students to help one another become like Jesus as they journey together during their years at Wheaton. Interested students are organized into small groups led by fellow students that provide a safe haven among peers, allowing for mutual support and encouragement, safety in struggle, and a place to become more like Christ.
Gold Star Chapel, located in the Beamer Student Center, is a small memorial chapel always open for personal prayer and meditation. To insure its availability for individual use, Gold Star Chapel cannot be reserved for group functions.