Community Life is an important part of the seminary experience for students, faculty, and staff. Opportunities for sharing and conversation take many forms, both face-to-face and online.
For individuals on campus, community meals are light-hearted occasions for telling stories and visiting with one another. A quiet gathering around the fireplace in the Student Commons can be particularly satisfying. Community worship in the Meinders Chapel invites the Phillips family to be together in special ways.
Chapel homilies are available as podcasts, with links on the Phillips homepage.
Connecting Community, posted weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters, conveys current Phillips news. Celebrations, upcoming events, announcements, relevant information, and occasional words of wisdom are visible to the public. Prayer concerns are shared on a password-protected page, where members of the Phillips community also have the ability to offer updates and words of encouragement as comments. To obtain the password or to add your event, celebration, or prayer request, please email Steven Williams, editor of Connecting Community.
Moodle course sites provide access to online communication for students enrolled in a class together. Instructors often set up discussion forums or chats for informal conversation in addition to official coursework. Phillips staff and faculty make themselves readily available to students and to one another via email.
Your Phillips Theological Seminary community is never far away!