Spiritual Formation is an integral and distinctive part of our Christian liberal arts education experience at Roberts. Students have the opportunity to participate in Chapel, Community Groups, and Formation Workshops. Through these experiences we hope to foster spiritual growth and discussion throughout the Roberts community. We feature several options for students to fulfill their spiritual life requirement. Because we believe that the spiritual dimension of our life takes time and attention, full-time freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are required to obtain at least 20 spiritual life credits this semester (modified for Fall 2020 from the standard 20) and full-time seniors (90+ earned academic credits) are required to obtain 10 spiritual life credits each semester.
Monday Roberts Kickstart Chapels
Each Monday we start the week off by creating space and time for our Roberts community to worship and learn together. Roberts Kickstart videos will go live inside the iAttended App (available on these platforms Android/ iOS/Web based). Kickstart videos will feature a biblically based message on various topics by guest speakers from all across the world as well as staff and faculty from across campus.
Community Groups are small campus groups that are centered around biblical content that fosters discussion and community. The content can be the topic covered in the Roberts Kickstart videos, or other resources that are approved by the Office of Spiritual Life. If you want to lead a Campus community Group, contact SpiritualLife@roberts.edu. Students who wish to join a community group should check with the Office of Spiritual Life for opportunities. New open opportunities will also be posted to this web page.
We recognize that Spiritual growth happens in a variety of ways. Formation Workshops are meant to instruct and equip students to engage in Christian practices such as fasting, prayer, lament, and journaling that will help them grow spiritually. Follow the Campus Pastor’s social media accounts and check the iAttended app for upcoming Formation Workshops.
Sunday Student-led Chapel
These monthly services are organized and led by the Student Association Campus Ministry Director. Location tbd.
With the realities of COVID-19, it is challenging to provide service opportunities in the community for student groups. Student groups who find a meaningful way to demonstrate Christ’s love in action with a formal charity, may bring the proposal to the Spiritual Life Office or email SpiritualLife@roberts.edu for up to 2 credits this semester.
Spiritual Life Credits
For the purposes of recording and tracking attendance, and making Spiritual Life events accessible, Roberts Wesleyan College uses the iAttended app. Students are responsible for downloading the app to their smartphone or tablet. Students will use the app to attend various Spiritual Life events, receive Spiritual Life credits and track their progress. Students who do not have a portable device capable of downloading the app are still required to create an iAttended account through the website www.iAttendedapp.com in order to track their attendance.
How do I earn my 20 Spiritual Life credits?
- Download the iAttended app to your device from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store., and then log in with your Roberts Google account information. Your email log-in must end with @roberts.edu.
- Once the app has been installed, new users can click the “Enter Code” button in the app and enter the event code : NZN9 .
- Within the app, click the “Next” tab to see spiritual life events, including the weekly KICKSTART videos. A new video will be posted each week by 11:00 a.m. on Mondays. Watch the video, and respond correctly to the post-video questions (1 or 2) to earn a credit. The app will automatically track your attendance progress for the semester and you will be able to view your attendance by clicking on the “Progress” tab. Kickstart videos will stay posted for the duration of the semester.
- The “Next” tab will also show:
Community Groups If you have joined an available group, it will show here. The group facilitator will work with the Office of Spiritual Life to register you and track your c.g. participation/attendance. Meeting frequency will be determined by the group facilitator.
Formation Workshops As workshops become available, they will be posted in the Event listing in the Next tab.
Sunday Evening Monthly Chapel Student Led