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Seminary Campus Life
Campus life at Ambrose Seminary is all about creating meaningful community amongst students and between students and faculty. Community is vital to formation, learning and development, especially during the unique life stage of attending seminary.
Opportunities for fellowship give you the chance to process and apply the things you’re learning in your studies while also connecting with other people who are following God’s calling on their lives, whether in ministry or academics.
This is a relaxing and welcoming space for seminary students to call their own. It has plenty of comfortable seating and tables so you can study, enjoy a conversation or have a bite to eat with your classmates in a quiet corner of the campus. Access is generally restricted to seminary students.
Worship & Retreats
Word & Table Services
These are simple liturgical services led every week by the Campus Chaplain with the help of Ambrose Seminary students. They’re a chance for seminary students to join together with other members of the Ambrose community to pray, worship through song and hear the Word proclaimed.
These services feature simple acoustic music, Scripture readings based on the lectionary, and responsive prayers and psalms. A member of the Ambrose community, usually a faculty member, gives a short message reflecting on the biblical texts that have been read.
Each service culminates at the Lord’s Table, as those who have gathered together in worship come forward for Communion.
After the service, there’s time for fellowship over soup and bread in the Seminary Commons.
Choir rehearsal room
Participating in Word & Table as a musician or a Scripture reader is a great way to contribute to the seminary community as well as to your own liturgical education. If you want to get involved, talk to the Campus Chaplain.
Twice every year, seminary students are invited to step away from their regular routines and surroundings and take time for prayer, personal reflection and group discussion.
These retreats are ideal occasions to build meaningful relationships based on spiritual companionship with your fellow students. They’re also a chance to re-focus on your own spiritual journey, your relationship with God and your vocational path.
Seminary Student Council
The Seminary Student Council represents the interests of Ambrose Seminary to the administration. It also guides, unites and edifies the seminary student body by planning social and spiritual life events.
Ambrose Global Missions Society (AGMS)
The leadership team of the AGMS creates events for the whole Ambrose community--both undergraduate and seminary--to come together and engage with issues and trends in global missions.