We are cultivators. We stand by Christ-centered curriculum, have faculty who are dedicated to helping you connect your faith to your education, and provide chapel and convocation programs to enliven your walk with Christ. We’re here to walk with you and help you grow– academically and spiritually.
A message from the interim chaplain
The Role of Chaplain
I see it as my duty to ensure that both the formal programs and informal opportunities for spiritual growth are maintained and move forward. Most importantly, I see my role as seeking to ensure that Montreat College continues to be Christ-centered in all that we do.
Spiritual Life at Montreat College
Spiritual life at Montreat College is overseen by the Chaplain and a Spiritual Life Committee made up of students and faculty under the leadership the chaplain. We seek to integrate what happens in the classroom with our formal worship services and the everyday life of students and faculty. Chapel services are held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Monday Convocation (also held at 10 a.m.) also often has a worship component. In addition to this there are numerous other opportunities offered to students for spiritual growth. There are dorm Bible studies and spontaneous prayer groups that spring up from time to time. An evening vesper service is offered each Wednesday as well as student led Bible study groups. Montreat students also attend a wide variety of churches in the Asheville area on Sundays.
Service at Montreat College
Another important part of the spiritual life of the college is providing opportunities to put into practice what we preach about being student-focused and service-driven. To promote opportunities of service for our students, Ms. Lyndsey Wall acts as the Director of Service by coordinating service opportunities for our community. Lyndsey’s role under the supervision of the Chaplain fills a very significant need in the integration of faith and learning because “faith without works is dead” (James 2.17). Students coming to Montreat College can anticipate being encouraged not only to believe, but also to live lives committed to Jesus Christ.
-Dr. John Ellington, Interim Chaplain of Montreat College