Although SFTS is not a congregation, we are a community of God’s
people. Sharing a common life as a community is critically important
to the Seminary experience. The Chaplain’s Office strives to nurture
this experience of living in koinonia: the fellowship, communion and
gathering of sisters and brothers in Christ.
two major functions of the Chaplain’s Office are to coordinate
the worship life of the Seminary community and to provide pastoral care
for its members. In addition to planning four weekly chapel services
and special worship services as needed, the Chaplain’s Office also
offers pastoral care, counseling, and support to members of the community
in times of need. This ministry also includes referrals for assistance
in times of hardship and the coordination of community support through
prayer and loving service to those experiencing special needs. For more
information, contact the Chaplain’s
The student chaplain’s assistants help the chaplain plan chapel
and worship experiences for the SFTS community. The chaplain’s
assistants are selected through an application process at the end of
each academic year to serve the following year.
Worship Committee works with the chaplain and chaplain’s assistants
to plan worship events on campus. The Committee may also recommend policy
to the faculty and administration on matters of public worship and the
use of the chapels at the Seminary.
Liturgical art is an important part of a vital, living worship. Through
the meaningful use of objects, paintings, textiles, and other media,
God can speak using the language of our hearts. You are welcomed and
encouraged to contact the Chaplain’s
Office if you would like to participate in the creation of visual
art for worship.