At Mid-Atlantic Christian University, students have the opportunity not only to train their minds but also to nurture their spiritual lives, in order to become maturing servants of God. Modeled after Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men”, MACU strives to create an environment that will encourage a student’s development in these same areas. The Student Life Office works with students individually, in group discipleship, and campus wide to create and maintain a living and learning environment that will enhance the spiritual development of the student body.
The MACU family gathers on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for worship. Students plan one of the weekly chapel programs, serving as speakers, song leaders, instrumentalists, and singers. At other times, a faculty member or a missionary, alumnus, or other guest speaks in chapel. Small groups, called Discipleship Groups, meet primarily on Thursdays. Each student has the option to choose between various d-groups that will challenge their spiritual walk. Every student is expected to be involved in ongoing spiritual development in their local church as well as within the university setting.
Also through multiple levels of interaction and engagement, spiritual development can occur in dorm life, the classroom, through social interaction, and in mentoring relationships that are formed within student groups. In university-wide events, such as our Missions Emphasis Week and Spiritual Emphasis Week, students are exposed to different areas of Christian service and worship.
The mission of MACU is to create extraordinary leaders, both occupationally and spiritually.