Religion-in-Life at Berry
Berry was founded on the commitment to be “forever Christian in Spirit.” We welcome people from diverse religious traditions and are committed to helping students from different backgrounds find ways to express their faith. Although Religion-in-Life is important, it is not imposed. Each week, there are several religion-in-life activities on campus including opportunities for Christian worship, Bible study, fellowship and more.
Diversity within and beyond Christianity
Berry has never had a denominational statement of faith. Instead, we pledge an interdenominational, ecumenical approach to Christian faith and values. We also seek unity and cooperation among the various groups, especially in the area of service to others. Berry students consistently put their faith into action, living out the college’s scriptural motto: “not to be ministered unto, but to minister." The college’s Interfaith Council provides religious opportunities and educational programs for the whole campus, as well as occasions for dialogue between different faith traditions.
At Berry, religion-in-life is important, but all religious activities are voluntary. Students can be involved as much or as little as they desire, though occasions to discuss matters of faith permeate the campus. Not only do we believe that spiritual seeking is consistent with an academic career, it is also essential for spiritual growth and maturity: “seek and ye shall find.” We trust that earnest seeking leads to a sense of vocation - a higher calling that integrates head, heart, and hands for a lifetime of service.