Welcome to Wheaton!
If you haven't discovered it already, you will soon find that Wheaton is more than an educational institution. It offers a meaningful blend of head and heart as people gather to study within the context of Christian community. The Grad School is a rich mix of men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds, from the U.S. and throughout the world. Within this diversity there is a wonderful thread of faith in Christ Jesus that links us together.
As the staff of the Chaplain's Office, we are concerned about the spiritual life of our community, and have a special interest in the Grad School. Inside the classroom and outside the classroom you will discover opportunities for growth in your Christian faith.
Clayton Keenon is the Ministry Associate for Discipleship and Grad Chapel. Clayton is in his fifth year of work with the Chaplain's Office, a ministry that includes oversight of the Grad Chapel program.
Every week - on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., Grad School Chapel convenes in the Chatlos Studio in the west end of the basement of the Billy Graham Center (BGC). This time of worship and fellowship allows time for spiritual refreshment and encouragement in the middle of the week. Opportunities for involvement are available to students on the Ministry team, as musicians, as prayer coordinators, for hospitality, or as AV coordinators (those interested should contact Clayton Keenon).
During your time at Wheaton, we would encourage you to to consider being part of a small group as a means of journeying with fellow students from various backgrounds with diverse interests. This may be done on your own initiative or through Discipleship Small Groups that are organized at the beginning of the semester for the purpose of prayer, fellowship, and accountability. You will be hearing more about Discipleship Small Groups during Orientation.
From time to time, you may also be interested in visiting the undergrad chapel services in Edman Chapel at 10:35 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Feel free to find an empty seat following the opening chimes. If interested, please reference the undergrad chapel.
As the Chaplain's Office staff, it is our privilege to serve you. This does not mean that the college is a church. It isn't. We hope that you will become active in a local church. During the time you are enrolled as a student at Wheaton, we are here to come alongside to offer prayer, support, and spiritual resources, and hope to get to know you personally. Please feel free to stop by the Chaplain's office at the Beamer Student Center (lower level, north end).