Spiritual life at Wheaton is a full immersion experience. Learning to love Jesus Christ and His Kingdom happens everywhere from your dorm discipleship small groups to your early morning science lab and from the sports field to chapel.
The Wheaton College Office of the Chaplain exists to cultivate an environment in which faculty, staff and students learn to love Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
Wheaton College is a school of 'loves'. Through worship, prayer, scripture engagement, and pastoral conversations, the Office of the Chaplain hopes to cultivate these 7 loves.
Our office seeks to fulfill its mission of giving leadership to the meeting of the spiritual needs and furthering the spiritual formation of Wheaton students, staff, and faculty in a multitude of ways, one of which is through corporate worship in Chapel. We are growing in facilitating corporate worship that reflects the breadth of God’s global family. Our chapel curriculum this year will be Ephesians on Mondays, a reading from the Gospel of John on Wednesdays, and a Psalm on Fridays. You are invited to watch Chapel services live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:40am CST.
The College’s year verse for 2021-2022 is Isaiah 61:3 – “The Lord has anointed me to provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” In conjunction with the Conservatory of Music, the Chaplain’s Office is celebrating the Year of Arts, Faith, and Imagination therefore many of our speakers, passages, and themes will be centered around these ideas of beauty, creation, and vision.
Students enter the worship environment of Edman Chapel every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to experience a needed spiritual respite from the busyness of campus life. By mere attendance in Chapel, students contribute to a sense of corporate community, and through participatory worship, encourage the faith development of their peers. Check out the Chapel schedule for Fall 2021 to see the speakers and Scriptures students are engaging with this semester.