Spiritual Life @ Averett

Welcome to Averett University’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.

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

Campus Worship

  • 1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 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!)

Creative Faith

  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 11:15am in Blount Chapel

 Have you ever wondered how worship relates to your creative side? So have we! Creative Faith is devoted to applying spiritual gifts and talents to different projects and events that demonstrate how worship is multifaceted and can always be more creative!

Bible Study

  • Sundays @ 7:30pm in Student Center Fourth Floor
  • Thursdays @ 6:30pm in Student Center Fourth Floor
  • Fridays @ 6:30pm in Student Center Fourth Floor

Averett University offers Bible studies three days every week! Check out the different days and times and find one that works well with your schedule!

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

To set up an appointment, ask questions, or connect to spiritual life opportunities on and off campus, reach out to the University Chaplain, Sean Timmons, at [email protected] or (434) 791-6878.