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Student Ministries & Organizations


Baptist Collegiate Ministry

he Young Harris College Baptist Ministry, affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention Collegiate Ministries Department, involves students in a program of Christian growth and service. The goal is that students might develop into people of integrity with a meaningful faith, strong character, and high morals. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry promotes devotion to God and service, and members participate in meetings and activities that provide opportunities for worship, Bible study, fellowship, speakers, discussion, social life, witness, missions and ministry.  It meets on Thursdays at 6pm in the Student Religious Life Office in Appleby East. BCM members sing, organize activities, pray, plan mission trips and help one another in their Christian walk of faith. It is open to all students.

Bible Studies

This student-led Bible study meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall. The study groups include songs, devotions and prayers.

Buddhist Meditation & Mindfulness Gathering

This group recently formed on campus in 2011 to promote the emergence of “bodhicitta” (awakened consciousness and compassion). This gathering is to offer a safe and open environment for committed Buddhists and those interested in spiritual and religious exploration in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Additionally, this organization is nominally Buddhist for the purpose of providing a space for Buddhist practice and reflection.

Catholic Student Association

The Catholic Student Association serves the campus community and offers opportunities to make longlasting friendships, participate in community service projects and worship together. The organization helps students meet the unique challenges present in a college setting by experiencing the support of a caring community.

Chapel Ministry Team

A group of students and others from YHC that organize, advertise and conduct the weekly chapel service on campus, in addition to the cooperative planning of various campus wide Christian life events and activities.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA presents athletes and coaches, and all the people they influence, with the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

generation x (gospel choir)

Generation X is a student-led gospel choir that meets each Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. after the College’s weekly chapel service.

Inter-religious Council

The Inter-Religious Council serves as a resource tool, unifying council and supervisor to the religious organizations that respond to the spiritual needs of the Young Harris College community–a community exploring and growing in the disciplines of its diverse cultural and spiritual traditions through such activities as worship, prayer, study, fellowship and service.

The Newman Club

The Newman Club is the Catholic campus ministry at YHC. It is open to all students.

S.I.G.H.T. (Student inquiry group for humaninst thought)

S.I.G.H.T. offers a safe and open environment to discuss topics such as faith, doubt and spirituality. This organization is non-sectarian for the purpose of objective intellectual and spiritual exploration.

Souled Out (Student Drama Ministry)

Directed and performed by students, Souled Out is a drama ministry for students interested in expressing their faith through acting. The group rehearses weekly and performs at campus worship events, local churches, and other gatherings.

Underground

Underground is a Bible study club at Young Harris College.

Wesley Fellowship

This Fellowship provides opportunities leading to the spiritual, moral, social and intellectual development of all students on campus with a special sense of responsibility for Methodist students. This program attempts to deepen the spiritual understanding and commitment of each participant. It meets on Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Student Religious Life Office in Appleby East. Wesley students sing songs, play games, offer prayers, plan mission trips and help one another in their Christian walk of faith. The Fellowship is open to all students.

’86FM (Future Ministers Group)

Why ’86? Because YHC was founded in 1886. Why FM?  Because it is short for Future Ministers (and it makes it sound like a radio station). ’86FM is a group of students interested in exploring calls to full-time ordained and lay ministry. It is open to all students.

For more information, contact the Office for Religious Life.