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.
7 Loves of the Ordinary Life
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (Psalm 146:1-2)
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)
Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
Let brotherly love continue. (Hebrews 13:1)
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. (1 Peter 4:10)
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. (Matthew 5:42)
He said to them, "This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.'" (Exodus 16:23)
The most visible part of the work of the Chaplain's office involves the development and implementation of the Chapel program, which aims to build community, enable worship, and foster 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. Check out the Chapel schedule for Fall 2018 to see the speakers and scriptures that students are engaging with this semester.