Student Life

Spiritual Life

Chapel WorshipAnderson University is committed to Christian spiritual transformation. We will be a community where students, faculty, staff, and even our neighbors are transformed together into the fullness of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that real transformation involves the compelling grace of God as well as the courage of our response. We are transformed by God (2 Cor 3:16-18), after all. God has invited us to participate in our own transformation (Rom 12:1-2), and in the reconciling work taking place across the world.

At Anderson University, the journey to transformation begins with three simple questions:

  • Who is God?
    God is the one who transforms us, through the Holy Spirit, into the likeness of Jesus.    
  • Who am I?
    I am the bearer of the image of God, on a journey of transformation into the likeness of Jesus, and I am a valued member of a family comprised of brothers and sisters who also bear this image.
  • How do we live?
    We eagerly cultivate the growth of the fruit of the Spirit, and, living by the power of the Holy Spirit, participate in God’s work in the world.

Our hope is that our faith bears fruit and that Anderson University sends out people to be the salt and light to serve and love the community, the church, and the world. We know that there will be questions, doubts, and even fears along the way, which is why AU provides places for community and encouragement throughout your college experience. Whether through dynamic chapel speakers, weekly floor focus groups, service with Campus Ministries, or mentorship with faculty and staff members, this is not only a safe place to grow in your faith journey; this is a place for you to know and to be known.

One of the best ways to enhance your spiritual life experience at AU is to go on a Tri-S trip! The Tri-S program is an amazing opportunity for students to visit several countries around the world to expand not only your worldview but your faith as you serve those around the globe. There are so many opportunities to become involved as well; through local churches, social/service clubs, or here on campus. We hope every student finds a place to step outside of their comfort zone and find the passions Christ has created in you.