Spiritual Life

The School of Divinity recognizes the importance of providing opportunities to nurture the faith development and spiritual life of students. These opportunities – including community worship, group spiritual practices, spirituality retreats, and other formational events – help students pay attention to the movement of the Spirit as an integral part of their theological education and formation.

As students deepen their knowledge about the Bible, ethics, church history, and theology, they are also invited to deepen their spiritual lives and experiences by encountering God in familiar and new practices of faith.

Weekly Chapel Service

 Spring 2024 Schedule
  • January 23: Dean Corey D. B. Walker
  • January 30: Hannah McMahan King (’06, MDiv ’09)
  • February 6: Dr. Ulysses Burley, III & Faith Coordinating Center
  • February 13: Linda Browne (MDiv ’02)
  • February 20: Dr. Derek S. Hicks
  • February 27: Father Marcel Amadi
  • March 5: Rev. Kayla Parker

Spring Break | No Chapel

  • March 19: Master of Divinity Student
  • March 26: The Rev. D. Dixon Kinser
  • April 2: Dr. David Docusen
  • April 9: Joshuah Brian Campbell
  • April 16: Master of Divinity Student
  • April 23: Master of Divinity Student
  • April 30: Service of Blessing

Community Worship 

We study. We teach. We learn together. We also worship together. Weekly chapel services at the School of Divinity give students, faculty, staff, and community friends an opportunity to encounter God as we pray and sing together.  School of Divinity worship services also give worshippers unique opportunities to embody what they are learning in classrooms, even to infuse that learning with spiritual and theological insights peculiarly present when a community prays together.

Prayer and Meditation Room

Located in Wingate 213, the prayer and meditation room is available for students, faculty, and staff during the semester 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Retreat Resources

An important aspect of nurturing the spiritual life is taking time away from the routines of life, school, and work to ground ourselves in God and listen attentively to the Spirit. Going on retreat – seeking spiritual direction, taking Sabbath, or even building community with others – is a powerful way to nurture and grow our spiritual lives. There are a number of centers and spaces in North Carolina that offer retreats for individuals and groups to reconnect with the Divine and remember who we are created to be.

Worship Opportunities in Winston-Salem

Finding a faith community to join during your journey at the School of Divinity is important, not only for support, but for spiritual growth and community involvement. To help you find a church, we’ve put together a Worship Opportunities Resource Guide with local churches suggested by current students. Please note that this is not meant to be an exhaustive list of worship opportunities in Winston-Salem, but an accurate representation of the diversity of worshipping communities.