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Nazarene Bible College

10/31/2014http://www.nbc.edu/development/spiritual-development.php

Spiritual Development

Spiritual Development
Spiritual development

Overview

There are various spiritual development components of biblical knowledge, faith formation, and mentoring offered through chapel, classroom experiences, and interaction with faculty. 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 one week each term during the school year. View a recent service in streaming video.

Local Churches

A number of 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. Regardless of denominational affiliation, NBC students are encouraged to actively attend a local church.

Nursing and Retirement Home Ministry

Nazarene Bible College encourages students to become involved in ministries while attending this college.

All students, online and campus, are encouraged to work with their local church, nursing and retirement homes, or other agencies in their own community. Such ministry might be started by NBC students and include others in their church. Work in ministries of various forms enriches the lives of both the residents and students. All students are reminded to include participation in such ministry on the Christian Service Report they are required to submit each term.

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.