Religious Life

Church Relations | Worship & Bible Study | Spiritual Traditions | ACtivators | Religious Life Staff | Service Station

Religious Representation 2014Austin College is deeply sensitive to, and respectful of, the many spiritual traditions represented among its students. Proud of its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the College cultivates a vital religious life for Austin College students, faculty, and staff through a wide variety of programs and activities.


Dr. John Williams, Chaplain & Director of Church Relations

Religious Life Calendar 2016-17

Bible Study & Worship


Bible Study

"B.S. with J.W."  is a weekly Bible study program for all interested students.


Every Sunday evening, there is a non-denominational Christian communion service planned and led by Austin College students in the Small Chapel of Wynne Chapel. In addition to its own programs, the Religious Life Office coordinates the work of several different student organizations.  The membership and activity of these groups varies from year to year depending on student leadership and participation.  In recent years this list has included such groups as:

  • Austin College Unitarian Universalist Students
  • Asian Students Association (which includes several Buddhist students)
  • Baptist Student Ministry (BSM)
  • Black Expressions/Impact Bible Study
  • Catholic Students’ Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Indian Cultural Association (which comprises Hindu, Christian, and Muslim students)
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
  • Jewish Students Association
  • Muslim Students' Association
  • Second Floor (Sherman Bible Church Collegiate Ministry)
  • Young Life


The Service Station facilitates service by connecting Austin College with service opportunities and promotes involvement in local communities by facilitating service opportunities to Austin College students. As a result, we hope to encourage a lifelong commitment to service.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Opportunity Fair
  • Great Day of Service
  • JanServe | Green Serve
  • Saturday Morning Program
  • Tostan
  • Alternative Spring Break


Published by the Religious Life Office, the AColyte features discussions of faith and information about Religious Life programs and activities at Austin College. Request a copy of the AColyte by email!

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