Religious Life at Greensboro College
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Religious Life

Grow in your faith.

Greensboro College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and seeks to be a diverse campus of people from all faith traditions and no faith traditions. You will find opportunities to grow in your own faith through numerous small groups, weekly chapel services, and community service opportunities.

The Campus Chaplain is an ordained Methodist minister and is available to all students who seek to grow in their faith and spiritual life while on campus. The chaplain’s office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. He teaches courses in the Religion Department and is available for conversation by appointment.


Chapel is held each Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., usually in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday Night Live is held at 8 p.m. each Sunday at College Place United Methodist Church with great music and a message.

A prayer and meditation room is available and open for prayers, meditation, or quiet contemplation on the third floor of the Main Building. This space is open during normal hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other opportunities for worship within your own tradition are available in the city of Greensboro. The campus chaplain can assist in helping you find a place to serve and worship.

“Chapel always had great music and a great message. All the Religious Life events I went to provide a great learning and fun atmosphere.”

~ Meredith K., Student

Small Groups and Organizations

The organizations available on campus include the following and meet weekly:

  • Delight Women’s Bible Study – Mondays
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Mondays
  • Student Christian Fellowship – Wednesdays
  • C.R.E.A.M. – Thursdays
  • Gospel Choir — Sundays

Affiliated Campus Ministries

The cooperative efforts of Greensboro College, UNCG, and Guilford College offer the following organizations:

Village 401 Community Service

Students can volunteer through our community outreach office — Village 401, named after our zip code, 27401. Students contribute to the community through service projects, Boys & Girls Club events, the GC Urban Garden, alternative Spring Break trips, and more. Stop by the office in the Student Center to find ways to volunteer and work in this office.

Church and College Scholars

The Church and College Scholars program is for students who have an interest in the area of church leadership. The Church and College Scholars internships are available to students and area churches to provide a hands-on experience in the church leadership environment. These positions are open during each semester with a variety also available at area churches.

Community Chapel Events and Lectures

Each year the Chapel Hosts Worship and Lectures that are open to the public. These include:

  • The Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols: This favorite tradition, started in 1965 when it was brought to Greensboro College from King’s Chapel, Cambridge, England, by the late Dr. James Hull, Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Religion and Philosophy.
  • The Jean Fortner Ward Lecture: An annual lecture initiated in 1964 to bring outstanding speakers and lectures to the Greensboro College campus to address connections between faith and higher education.
  • The Reynolds Lecture in Church Leadership: An occasional lecture based on leadership and the church.
  • The Schluenes Lecture: An annual lecture on topics related to the Holocaust and genocide. 

Finch Chapel is available for weddings and special occasions. To inquire about reservations and rentals please see our Conferences and Events page.

“I feel that I can still be myself while growing in my faith and relationship with God.”

~ Jomar S., student

For Further Information

Robert Brewer, Th.D., Campus Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion

Robert Brewer, Th.D.

Campus Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion

Student Center – Room 101

Phone: (336) 272-7102 x5299

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.