奥斯丁学院 is a diverse place. We are proud of our affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA), and equally proud of the 许多精神传统 represented among our students. We offer a wide variety of 宗教生活 programs and activities to help interested students think about their authentic faith in an increasingly diverse world.
Dr. 约翰•威廉姆斯,牧师 & Director of Church Relations
教训 & 圣诞颂歌2021 - 12月. 2 @ 5:00 p.m.
“JW废话” is a weekly 学习圣经 on Tuesday nights at 5:30pm in the Wright 校园 Center. Any interested student is welcome! Bring your tray and your brain and we will provide the rest.
Every Sunday evening at 6pm, there is a non-denominational Christian communion service planned and led by 奥斯丁学院 students in the Sally Majors Chapel in Wynne Chapel. In addition to its own programs, the 宗教生活 Office coordinates the work of several different student organizations. 的 membership and activity of these groups varies from year to year depending on student leadership and participation. In recent years this list has included such groups as:
- 奥斯丁学院 Unitarian Universalist Students
- Asian Students Association (which includes several Buddhist students)
- Baptist Student 部 (BSM)
- Black Expressions/Impact 学习圣经
- Catholic Students’ Association
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- Indian Cultural Association (which comprises Hindu, Christian, and Muslim students)
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
- Jewish Students Association
- Muslim Students' Association
Published by the 宗教生活 Office, the 助手 features discussions of faith and information about 宗教生活 programs and activities at 奥斯丁学院. Request a copy of the 助手 通过电子邮件!
的 加油站 promotes service by connecting 奥斯丁学院 students with volunteer service opportunities throughout Sherman and the Texoma region. As a result, we hope to encourage lifelong commitment to service.
奥斯丁学院 has a Labyrinth
几千年来, human beings have created the spiral paths that fold back on themselves within 迷宫s for reasons ranging from decoration to art and myth. As well, the 迷宫 has long been used as a creative or spiritual tool. If you have a problem, you can use the 迷宫 to help solve it. If you have a need to discover spiritual meaning or find inspiration, a 迷宫 can be put to service for you.
As a meditation tool consisting of a walkable single line path, a 迷宫 can be a source of solace and can quiet a distracted or overactive mind. When troubled by disturbing emotions or unfortunate events in your life, walking a 迷宫 can help resolve your inner discomfort and still your mind enough for you to get clarity of what is going on. 作为一种精神工具, both the calming and quieting effect and the metaphorical symbolism of the 迷宫 as a pathway on a journey or a spiritual track can help you to ponder life's greater mysteries.
If there is a class or group that would like to use the 迷宫, contact Chaplain 约翰•威廉姆斯 at 903.813.2220.