WE AIM TO HELP STUDENTS KNOW JESUS AS THE DEFINING REALITY OF THEIR LIVES, CAPTURE A VISION OF GOD THAT OVERCOMES COMPETING LOYALTIES, AND FORM A LIFE BUILT UPON SCRIPTURE.
To accomplish this, our goals focus upon helping each other recognize:
- our one true God through a life service to Him;
- our need for guidance from God through the wisdom of the community and the Holy Spirit;
- the necessity of literacy in Scripture in order to discern a life trued to God’s plan;
- and the dangers of distraction, isolation, uncritically developed ambition, and thoughtless habit formation.
We work hard in a coordinated effort to develop students within our community through church, spiritual discipline, and individual formation:
- We encourage students to belong to a local church through regular participation that goes beyond attending worship services;
- We participate in the rhythm of weekly Scripture readings from the lectionary, Sabbath habits, and celebration of Holy Days (The King’s Liturgy, Lectionary Notes);
- We form students through access to relationships within their House, with student development staff, and with faculty.
Other important facets of Christian community and formation at King’s include:
- Fall Retreat: Students, faculty, and staff convene at a camp in upstate New York to kick off the academic year with a school-wide retreat that includes teaching, worship, and the annual House Drama Competition.
- Refuge: Students gather bi-weekly to worship through song, prayer, and brief reflections from faculty, staff, and students.
- Church Involvement: When students arrive at The King’s College, their House helps them make connections with churches in the City. Find a church via Faith Street.
- City Engagement: We engage the City by serving in various missions, churches, and not-for-profit organizations associated with King’s such as The Bowery Mission, Young Life, and International Justice Mission, to name a few.
- Evangelism: there are a number of opportunities for students to learn how to share their faith.
- Public Reading of Scripture: As Paul exhorts Timothy to do in 1 Timothy 4:13, we devote ourselves to the public reading of Scripture during lunch on Mondays.