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

03 Mar

A Night With Bob Goff

8:30 p.m. (EST) Zoom

Join us to hear from Bob Goff about how he was inspired by his Christian faith to promote human rights and advocate for children's justice across the world. This event is open to all students.

03 Mar

Icons and the Presence of God in Worship

12:30 p.m. Study Center

Join Father Robert Holet to discuss icons and their role in worship. We will ask some basic questions about icons, such as: Does this violate the commandment against making images? We’ll also consider how icons function in the worshipping life of an orthodox church. Father Robert will discuss how an icon is a reminder, particularly in times of trouble, that God is looking at us, and He is with us.

09 Mar

Soul Sabbath

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Off-Grounds 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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