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About

Spiritual Life creates diverse opportunities for students to explore discipleship, grow in faith, and serve God’s Kingdom as transformed and beloved children of God.

  • Explore: Cultivating spaces for anyone to ask questions and investigate belief in God. 
  • Grow:  Cultivating spaces for growth in nurturing love for God, His Word, and His world.
  • Serve: Cultivating spaces for communicating God’s redeeming love to the world through acts of service.

15 Bible studies & faith groups each semester

25 Chapel services held annually

150+ Students engaged each semester

Learning Goals

Know Christ
Advocate and serve the oppressed
Testify about God’s goodness in the world
Build community focused on peacemaking
Seek justice and reconciliation
Notice God’s abundant work in the world
Respect and engage others from any faith or non-faith perspective

Programs

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Explore

Each semester we offer various programs designed to help students explore discipleship and life with Christ. The following represent a sampling of some of the programs to help you explore the Christian worldview and faith

Students from all years and majors join the Spiritual Life retreat every semester for a day of connection, reflection, and spiritual renewal.

Films present a unique way to examine worldview and themes of redemption, suffering, and the power of stories. Join for a film viewing and discussion led by spiritual life student leaders.

This program allows students to integrate faith with their own creative expression and share those with the LCC community.

This is an annual women’s and men’s brunch focused on discussion of a critical issue. Past topics have included social media, body image, and pornography.

Alpha is an 11-week course that introduces students to the basics of Christianity which occurs at LCC each spring. Students meet in small groups over dinner to discuss questions of faith and purpose.

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Grow

During your time in university, we want to encourage you to grow in faith as you pursue a life with Christ.

Each week we gather with the LCC community for a service designed for rest, worship and discovery. Join us on Wednesdays at 12:15 in Neufeld Auditorium. 

If you’re a musician or singer and would like to try out for a worship team, please fill out this form. Tryout happen each semester in the first week of classes.

Join a Bible study to engage the Word and learn more about God and His calling in our lives. Bible studies meet both on and off campus and are led by students and faculty/staff members.

Besides Bible studies, there are a variety of prayer groups, worship gatherings, and men and women’s discussion groups that meet on and off campus for encouragement and accountability.

Grow in your faith by stepping into a leadership position. Each year the Spiritual Life Office recruits Spiritual Life student leaders, Chapel Worship leaders, Vilnius Camp leaders, and Bible study/faith group leaders and provides training, support, and mentoring for these leaders.

The chaplain and discipleship coordinator are always available to meet with individuals for prayer, spiritual support, and counsel. Please contact us at jaltena@lcc.lt or hschundler@lcc.lt, or come by Defehr 22d to talk more and receive support as you ask questions and grow in faith.

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Serve

As you explore discipleship and grow in faith, we also want to empower students to find ways to serve God’s Kingdom on campus, in Klaipeda, and beyond.

The Spiritual Life Office sponsors a variety of programs every December to examine slavery on a local and global level and how faith compels us to work for justice in this area.

Each May, LCC students have the chance to participate in a missions trip to Vilnius to run an English/Bible camp for fifth grade students.

There are a variety of opportunities to serve on and off campus with ministries, churches, and other organizations. Contact the Spiritual Life Office for more details.

Staff

“I love talking with students about what they believe and why”

Joel serves as the Chaplain at LCC and creates opportunities for students to engage questions of belief and faith. He helps organize and lead, along with the Chapel Worship Leaders, the weekly LCC Chapel in Neufeld Auditorium. Joel is always willing and available to meet with students who have questions about anything related to spirituality or belief.

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Joel Altena
Chaplain

“I love getting to journey alongside students as they discern their identity, purpose, and calling in the world”

Hannah serves as the Discipleship Coordinator at LCC and facilitates opportunities for students to grow in their faith. Hannah works with the spiritual life leaders who lead retreats, BIble studies, and other programs designed to support spiritual growth and life on campus. Hannah also oversees the Alpha program and Vilnius Camp and assists the chaplain with other spiritual life programming and initiatives. Hannah is passionate about mentoring and loves exploring questions of faith and life with students.

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Hannah Schundler
Discipleship Coordinator

Student Leaders

Chapel Worship Leaders
  • Adele Soldatkovaite
  • Zoe Adelaja
  • Eden Waits
Spiritual Life Leaders
  • Assel Ushanova
  • Megi Laska
  • Robin Mubarik
  • Eduard Andreev
  • Lera Kavun
  • Yuliia Chaika
  • Nina Dubchak
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Want to lead Spiritual Life programming?

Apply to be a student leader during the Spring semester! Student leaders are hired for the following academic year. For specific questions, visit Leadership development program webpage or reach out to Student Life Vice President Margarita Pavlovic at mpavlovic@lcc.lt.