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.

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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 for a wide range of community needs, including incident reporting. The chaplain is available to offer 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, when combined with a student’s academic scholarships, can total up to $27,000. It is renewable for up to three years. In order to renew the scholarship, students must be in good academic standing and have actively participated in the Presbyterian Scholar program.

Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth

The Lux Theological Institute is a two-week opportunity for high school students to engage in topics of theological inquiry, learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation though classes with our faculty, time at our Educational Farm & Garden and programs in the local community. 

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