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Nazarene Bible College

04/23/2014http://www.nbc.edu/development/spiritual-development.php

Spiritual Development

Spiritual development

Overview

There are various spiritual development components of biblical knowledge, faith formation, and mentoring offered through chapel, classroom experience, and faculty interaction. In addition, the college and Christian community provide many other opportunities for the student to develop his or her inner life.

Chapel

The chapel services of the college are planned for worship, inspiration, and instruction. Throughout the academic year, chapel speakers, chosen as Christian ministry models, include church leaders, pastors, community resource persons, faculty members, students, and college administrative leaders. This common experience of worship shared by students, faculty, staff, and administration forms one of the abiding strengths of the Nazarene Bible College experience. Chapel services are held each week. View a recent service in streaming video.

Local Churches

A number of Nazarene churches in Colorado Springs minister to students and their families. The pastors serve as shepherds, spiritual advisors, and ministerial models to students. These churches, varying in size from beginning church plants to a worship attendance of more than 1,000, offer the student many opportunities for service and fellowship. Long, happy relationships exist among the local churches, the college, graduates, and present students. Every student at Nazarene Bible College can find a church home among the Nazarene congregations in the Pikes Peak area.

Nursing and Retirement Home Ministry

Nazarene Bible College provides students significant opportunities to share their faith and offer care in regular ministries for people in nursing and retirement homes. This ministry is overseen by the Associated Student Government and provides practical, on-the-job training for students to preach, teach, and extend worship to the community. This compassionate ministry enriches the lives of both the residents and students.

Church Planting

Students and faculty are regularly involved in planting Nazarene churches in the Colorado Springs area. Since 1984, in partnership with the Colorado District and local pastors, ten churches have been planted. This effort continues as students express a call to begin new works and as opportunities become available.