Office of the Chaplains

Religious Practice, Spiritual Wellbeing, and Interfaith Learning

An important part of your college experience is tending to your holistic wellbeing: spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional. Though we specialize in the spiritual, our team in the Office of the Chaplains is here to support you as a whole person.

Spiritual Wellbeing Includes: 
  • developing and sustaining a connection to something larger than yourself (might be a deity/God or religious leader, sacred texts, ethical values, the natural world, community, etc.)
  • making meaning and finding a sense of purpose in your life
  • engaging in practices that help you be fully present to your authentic self and to others

We can help...

Connect

  • with peers who share your spiritual or religious identity
  • with peers from different spiritual and religious backgrounds
  • with other resources on campus for various facets of wellbeing

Support

  • your wellbeing through individual appointments with a chaplain
  • your spiritual exploration and specific religious practices and holidays
  • your use of the Multifaith Center, Christ Chapel, and other gathering spaces on campus

Develop

  • learn how to discover and reflect on your sense of meaning and purpose
  • learn interfaith leadership skills to build bridges between people who hold diverse identities (religious, spiritual, racial, cultural, etc)
  • learn practices and habits to enhance your spiritual wellbeing
 

 



Next Event

Sunday Worship Community

September 19

Let us introduce ourselves: We're a growing community of faith that loudly proclaims that love wins, science is real, black lives matter, and that people are more important than political parties. We believe our relationship with Jesus both restores and liberates us and calls us to act for justice. We interpret liturgy (an order of worship) in new ways and find the divine in a wide variety of music. Communion happens every Sunday and there are no exceptions to who is invited to the table. We're big on community and believe that worship happens best when we know each other. Visitors, doubters, believers, questioners-- there is room for all of us.

A live stream is available if you are unable or uncomfortable attending in person.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Sep 19 6:307:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Communityhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sunday-worship-community-baptism-of-andrew-bradleyChrist Chapel
Sep 20 1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Prayer Around the Crosshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-prayer-around-the-cross-21Christ Chapel
Sep 21 1011:30 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Open Vigil - COVID Impactshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-open-vigil-covid-impactsChrist Chapel
Sep 22 1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Morning Praise Led by the Gustavus Choirhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-led-by-the-gustavus-choirChrist Chapel
Sep 23 1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-holy-communion-2Christ Chapel