Vision & Mission
At the Spiritual Life Center, our vision is to be Inclusive & Open; Relational & Respectful; and Interfaith & Ecumenical. Our mission is to provide Spiritual Development & Exploration; Pastoral Care, Counseling, & Guidance; Religious Programming, Services, & Events; and Congregational Partnerships & Connections.
The Disciples Connection
The University of Lynchburg’s faith foundation has been firmly in place since its founding in 1903 as Virginia Christian College. It was the support of Disciples of Christ ministers and business leaders that gave the university its start.
Our founder, Dr. Josephus Hopwood, believed the connection between faith and reason to be a fundamental principle for higher education – a tradition that is still very much alive on the University of Lynchburg campus. The special relationship between the University and the Christian Church is based on shared humanitarian, moral, cultural, educational, and spiritual values.
Today this partnership between the denomination and the University continues. Special scholarships are available to Disciples students through the denomination: Higher Education and Leadership Ministries, and the Phillips University Legacy Foundation. Contact Chaplain Stephanie McLemore for more information or to connect to a local church.