Seminary worship is a vibrant and important part of seminary life. Seminary chapel occurs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is planned by seminary students, in conjunction with the campus pastor.
University worship occurs on Wednesdays and Fridays. Seminary students are invited to participate in this and other special campus-wide worship services.
Spiritual Life Week gives students, faculty and staff an opportunity to consider their faith journeys together. Each fall a special guest is invited to campus to share with students. Wednesday afternoon classes are canceled and students are invited to a retreat with the guest speaker.
Many professors incorporate worship into the beginning of each class period. Whether it is a brief devotional, listening to a piece of music that pertains to the topic of the day or an opening prayer time, worship is infused into the life of the seminary.
Local congregations invite students to be a part of their ministry. There are many denominations and worship styles represented in local Harrisonburg congregations. Most students are actively involved in congregations as part of their seminary training.
Prayer rooms are quiet spaces for prayer and reflection. There are several located in the seminary building.
The labyrinth is on the hill behind the seminary building. Walking the labyrinth assists one to focus toward God, following the path inward toward the center and then outward toward the world.