Your spiritual growth, which begins with your personal time with the Lord, should always be your highest priority in life. Scripture is clear that a private time with the Lord is vital (Matt. 6:6). We encourage you to find a quiet place to be alone with the Lord, whether in your room or in the residence hall prayer rooms.
Church and chapel services reflect the heart of PCC and show respect for God and His Word. In keeping with the reverent spirit of church services and Sunday morning Bible studies, remember to bring your Bible and be attentive. Also, turn your cell phone off and put it out of sight before entering the auditoriums of the Crowne Centre, and Dale Horton Auditorium, or your Sunday school location. Talking, sleeping, studying, or bringing food or beverages is not appropriate.
Campus Church provides a church home while you are at college. Students attend Campus Church meetings including Sunday school and Sun. morning, Sun. evening, and Wed. evening services. Sunday school classes are divided by academic classification and gender until senior year, when students may choose a co-ed class to attend.
Permanent residents of the Pensacola area who are already established in another church may request an exemption through the Student Life Office.
Chapel provides another opportunity for spiritual growth and a time when the college family can meet together to learn from God’s Word. Guests are welcome to join us in chapel services every Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
Seating for chapel is assigned. If you would like to sit with your own immediate visiting family, please sign in with your family member with the host at the main Atrium desk. Ushers will direct you and your guests to the guest row on the main floor or the balcony.
If you are assigned to work or class during chapel, you must allow time in your schedule (12 noon, 4 p.m., or 5 p.m.) to attend video chapel the same day. Freshman work students may attend video chapel a maximum of two days per week.
You may volunteer to minister through various Christian Service ministries, including nursing homes, children’s church, Bible clubs, Sunday school, personal evangelism, jail ministries, and Master Clubs. The Christian Service Expo at the beginning of each semester showcases each Christian service and encourages you to be involved.
Mission Prayer Band is a voluntary student group that meets weekly to pray for and learn more about mission fields. Visiting missionaries and mission board representatives encourage students to consider mission work, summer mission trips, and prayer needs of missionaries.
Each week, brief prayer times are set aside in the residence halls for prayer with three or four rooms on your hall.
Student Care Counselors
If you would like to speak with someone privately, student care counselors are available to assist you from a biblical perspective. To make an appointment, come by the Student Care Office on the second floor of the Academic Center.