Spiritual Life @ Averett

Hello and welcome to Averett’s Spiritual Life page. The Office of Spiritual Life exists as an extension of one of Averett’s core institutional values, to “embrace Averett’s Judeo-Christian heritage, by honoring the search for truth and spiritual formation”.  Headed by our University Chaplain, the Office of Spiritual Life serves as a resource for spiritual encouragement and challenging growth for all our students, regardless of faith background and perspective.  We offer a variety of clubs and programs throughout the year for worship, study, reflection, service, and fellowship, along with providing the University Chaplain as a resource for faith counseling and support.

Questions may be directed to the University Chaplain, Skyler Daniel. ([email protected] or 434-791-7104)

Please view our religious organizations below, followed by a list of churches within walking distance of Averett’s campus.

Catholic Campus Ministry

CCM is an incredibly energetic and awesome group that meets each week to inspire one another’s faith, study scripture, and uplift one another.

Christian Student Fellowship

CSF fuels dorm bible studies, Christian talent shows, Bible Debate Forums, and more! Check out the weekly ministry programs CSF runs below:


Tuesdays at 8:30pm in Blount Chapel.

If you’ve experienced FCA or Young Life, you will love Focus. Student-driven worship with a live praise band, fun games, student messages from the Bible, and a time to pray and uplift one another.


Thursdays at 11:15am in Blount Chapel

Every week, the Averett family comes together for 30 minutes of student-led, non-denominational, Christian worship. Faculty, staff, and students join together to sing, pray, and be inspired by scripture! (And sometimes we just eat free food and hangout with each other!)

Nearby Churches

Averett’s Main Campus is within walking distance of a variety of churches. Many area churches also offer transportation for Averett students.

  • Ascension Lutheran Church, 314 West Main St. (434) 792-5795
  • Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 115 Jefferson Ave. (434) 792-4321
  • First Baptist Church, 871 Main St. (434) 793-8331
  • First Presbyterian Church, 937 Main St. (434) 792-7822
  • Vernon United Methodist Church, 107 West Main St. (434) 793-6824
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 538 Central Blvd. (434) 792-9456
  • West Main Baptist Church, 450 West Main St. (434) 792-5960
  • West End Christian Church, 130 Montague St. (434) 792-5371
  • Peter’s Greek Orthodox Church, 116 Jefferson Ave. (434) 793-5382
  • Temple Beth Shalom, 127 Sutherlin Ave. (434) 792-3489
  • Union Church, 810 Main St, Danville, VA 791-3065