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Spiritual Life

Campus Worship at the fire pit

Campus Worship at the fire pit

Since our founding more than 100 years ago, spirituality has been the cornerstone of the Hesston Experience. As a student here, you will encounter a Christ-centered community that embraces the varied dimensions of each individual’s faith journey and provides support to strengthen your walk with Christ.

Campus Ministries at Hesston coordinates the majority of religious and spiritual life programs both on and off campus. Some of these include:

Bible Studies
These are small groups that gather for fellowship, sharing, Bible study and prayer in an intimate setting. At the beginning of each year the campus pastor trains Ministry Assistants, student leaders for Bible study groups, and students often form their own small groups in their mods.
Twice a week chapel is a time for the entire campus community to come together for worship and celebration of faith, as well as the sharing of announcements for the community. Chapels take place every Monday and Wednesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m., and often include speakers and dramatic, musical and multi-media presentations.
Campus Worship
At the beginning of each year, several worship teams are formed as a way to heighten the level of student engagement on campus. Every Sunday evening, the Campus Worship teams lead informal gatherings, which include singing contemporary choruses, sharing, prayer and teaching from the Bible.
Sunday Worship
Many students at Hesston take advantage of the Sunday worship services at any of the community’s congregations. Some area churches provide transportation and special classes for students who attend their services.
Stutzman Retreat Center is located eight miles southwest of Hesston, and is an ideal environment available to student groups for overnight retreats, picnics, Bible study and other activities.
Missions/Service Emphasis Days
Twice each year representatives from various mission and service agencies meet with students on campus to provide information about the many opportunities within the programs they represent.