Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership
The Lux Center offers programs, worship services and trips that nurture and equip students to be servant leaders who are spiritually enlightened, globally engaged, socially responsible and vocationally driven so they can meet the challenges of church and religious leadership.
Worship opportunities and special events
Special worship services are held throughout the year – such as Christmas Convocation, Ash Wednesday and Baccalaureate service. Information about special worship services is published as dates approach.
Confidential advising and pastoral care
Our chaplain is available to members of the College community as a confidential advisor for a wide range of community needs. The chaplain offers pastoral care in times of discernment about identity, faith, ethics and morality, relationships and sexuality, vocation, and major life transitions.
Faith-based alternative spring break
We sponsor annual faith-based alternative spring break trips to provide students with a wide range of experience in areas such as urban ministry, interfaith ministry, border ministry, disaster-relief work, poverty immersion experiences, and international service. Students have traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and a a civil rights pilgrimage to Georgia and Alabama.
Presbyterian Scholarship program
The Presbyterian Scholarship is offered to first-year and transfer students interested in connecting their Presbyterian faith to an education at Monmouth. The scholarship is renewable for students who are in good academic standing and have actively participated in the Presbyterian Scholar program.
Lux Summer Institute for Youth Leadership
The Lux Institute is an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in leadership, social engagement, theological inquiry, learn new modes of spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their purpose.