The Study Center

Located just north of UVA’s Grounds, the Center for Christian Study witnesses to the truth of Scripture, seeks the good of the University community, offers hospitality and care, and partners with other Grounds ministries.

Upcoming Events

28 Jan

Reading with Bill: Peace Like a River

8:00 p.m. Zoom

Bill Wilder has been reading Peace Like a River by Leif Enger and is eager to discuss it with a group. If you are looking for a book to read this winter, pick up a copy of Peace Like a River and prepare join Bill on January 28th to talk about it! Click here to learn more.

12 Feb

The Mauritanian: A Screening and Conversation

7:00 p.m. The Paramount Theater

The Mauritanian tells the true story of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, defense attorney Nancy Hollander, and military prosecutor Lt. Col. Stuart Couch. In the events depicted in the film, Col. Couch (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is faced with a difficult moral decision. Join us for an advance screening of this film followed by a conversation with Col. Couch. How did his faith in Jesus Christ affect his actions and decisions in the events of this movie? Tickets are free and available on a first come, first served basis.

09 Mar

Soul Sabbath

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Off-Ground Retreat

You may feel like you've had plenty of “alone time” during these several months of pandemic, but pursuing the Lord in solitude is a different way to be alone. We will provide resources to guide you during this time, and we will be available for prayer or spiritual direction.

19 Mar

Lead Like You Were Meant To

2:30 p.m. Study Center and Zoom

This small group will explore ways to lead intentionally by becoming more aware of how you are showing up physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. We'll uncover some of the most common barriers to brave leadership and highlight tools to overcome them. Led by Marta McKinnon and Ethan Hightower.

25 Mar

Two Views: Just War & Pacifism

6:00 p.m. Study Center and Zoom

The 6th commandment says “Thou shalt not kill,” but are there exceptions? How should Christians think about violence, both nationally and personally? Are there times when violence is justified? Should Christians always abstain?

10 Apr

Anxiety, Depression, and Our Bodies

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Study Center

God created both our physical bodies and our emotions. In this interactive workshop, professional counselors Ellen and Amie will talk about God's design and how our mental health and our physical bodies intersect. We will explore ways in which our physical bodies can alert us to our mental and emotional health, as well as some ways that we can help manage our anxiety and depression levels despite our circumstances.

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