Spiritual Life

At Houghton, we don’t save faith for Sundays. 

It’s part of our daily life in the classroom, dining hall and dorm.  We ask our students to actively explore issues of faith, so that in the end, their conclusions and convictions are truly their own.

Faith is something we do.  We consider it our responsibility to offer service.  Not in a run-of-the-mill, volunteer-at-Thanksgiving kind of way.  But to use our education to help solve problems and ease pain, whether that’s with a medical breakthrough or a humble bag of rice, in our hometown or halfway across the globe.

Spiritual Life Statement

  • Houghton College endeavors to foster a vital Christian spiritual life through a worshiping community, intellectual pursuit, and ministry opportunities.
  • We challenge students to live out their commitment to God through service and fellowship and to deepen their faith through exploration of the Word, participation in small groups, mentoring, and involvement in area churches.
  • Recognizing the diversity of the body of Christ, we seek to live out Charles Wesley’s challenge, “…to unite the two so long disjoined: knowledge and vital piety.” (Charles Wesley)

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