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Spiritual Life

Southern's spirit shines brightest during spontaneous Bible studies on the Promenade or impromptu prayer groups that crop up around campus. It is also seen when professors pray or have a short worship before class, apply Christian perspectives to secular subject matter, and take time to encourage students with words of wisdom. It’s a natural part of Southern's package deal—caring for the whole person: mind, body, and soul.

Office of Ministries and Missions

The Office of Ministry and Missions is the spiritual heartbeat of the campus. Whether you need a word of encouragement or have an idea for a ministry of your own, the Office of Ministry and Missions is the place to get actively involved in ministry.

Mission Field ChildrenMinistry

Southern has a place for you to serve. Whatever your gift, you can have a part in making life better on campus and in the community.

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Student Missionaries with ChildrenMissions

Experience a new culture while sharing Christ’s love with the world through Southern’s varying missions programs.

Missions Opportunities

Celebrate the coming Sabbath each Friday as students pack the church for the week’s spiritual highlight—vespers. Can't wait? Watch live this Friday!

Vespers archive and live stream


With a variety of church worship styles in the area, you can find one that fits your needs. To see a list of churches within 30 miles radius of Southern, click here.

On Campus: Collegedale Church

The Collegedale Church offers four worship services each Saturday and a variety of Sabbath School classes and small groups for all ages.

Collegedale ChurchAdoration

9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. A family-oriented traditional worship experience built around Christ-centered preaching.

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Renewal ServiceRenewal

11:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. A student-led worship service planned with the entire community in mind.

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Connect ChurchConnect

This is a contemporary worship service sponsored by the Collegedale Church held at 9:00 a.m. in the Elementary School Gym.

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Merge ServiceMerge Worship

From 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM in Lynn Wood Hall, Merge Worship is a soulful student-led, multicultural, informal service with a Gospel themed worship and praise.

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On Campus: Spanish American Church

Spanish American Church
This church is located behind Summerour Hall. Services are in Spanish.
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