Spiritual Life | College Catalog

As a liberal arts college that educates the whole person, Bridgewater encourages its members to actively pursue their spiritual path within an open, inclusive and supportive community.

As one of the six colleges historically affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, Bridgewater seeks to honor its spiritual heritage while welcoming students of all religious traditions and faith perspectives as part of a diverse learning environment. BC Chapel, Catholic Mass and ecumenical campus worship convocations provide varied opportunities for worship on campus. Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, an Islamic mosque and a Reformed Jewish synagogue are located in the surrounding area within easy driving distance.

Spiritual life groups including Brethren Student Movement, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry and Fellowship of Christian Athletes are active and open to any who wish to participate, and the BC Interfaith Board encourages a welcoming and diverse religious environment where all live and work together for the common good. The campus chapters of Habitat for Humanity and New Community Project provide opportunities for students to express their faith through service to the local community and larger world.

The College chaplain coordinates the spiritual life program on campus and supports individuals experiencing illness, grief and concerns of any kind.