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Spiritual Life

You are a Jesus follower

You want to live authentically for Christ in our world—to serve God with everything you've got.

You want a safe place to ask questions and find answers while walking alongside others who will support and challenge you.

You want so much to be a part of healing our broken world.

At Houghton, YOU WILL.


Chapel is an opportunity to gather as a community and encounter God through worship and teaching.

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What We Believe

Houghton is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Learn more about what we believe and what sets us apart.

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Area Churches

Houghton students are involved in many local churches representing a variety of denominations.

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Worship Opportunities

At Houghton, daily opportunities for worship and service abound.

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Go In Peace

A devotional resource from the Dean of the Chapel

"Go In Peace" is a daily devotional resource that we hope will be a comfort and encouragement to you.

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Go in Peace

Use the links below to access additional resources.

Spiritual Formation

At Houghton, students have an active role in spiritual formation. Professors integrate faith into classes, mentoring sessions, and even discussions over coffee. Chapel services intersect academics, community, and faith. Prayer groups and worship services lift God’s name on high. Here, everyday rhythms become opportunities for God’s presence.

Worship Opportunities
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Featured Testimonial

There has been a radical change in me since I started my freshman year. Coming in, I thought I knew what it meant to pursue God and to have a relationship with reality that adventure had barely even started. The mentors, prayerful professors, Godly friends, Bible studies, chapel services, and different opportunities on campus have challenged me and pushed my faith to depths that I did not know possible.

Bethany R. '17 Featured Alum

A Passion to Serve

Service is a cornerstone of the Christian life – and Houghton is no different. Our students travel to Buffalo to help refugee families read, volunteer as a Big Brother/Big Sister for local kids, teach soccer to children in Africa, visit and perform for elderly shut-ins, and more. Our students touch lives locally, regionally, and internationally – and, in turn, leave Houghton changed.

Service Opportunities
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