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Spiritual Life

We believe students are driven by missions, not just majors. OC helps you find Christ’s calling for you and equip you to be a change maker in the world.


The Spir­i­tu­al Life ini­tia­tive at OC is about stu­dents pur­su­ing a full life so they can become who God wants them to be.” — Sum­mer Lashley


Ethos is your tool for spiritual development. With the Ethos system, you earn kudos for attending chapel and other spiritual development events. Through this program, you can challenge your faith, put it in action and apply it to contemporary subjects. You can use your gifts and talents to grow in faith, glorify God and serve others in ways in and out of chapel.

  • 214 Total unique Ethos events in 2018-19
  • 124 Community events in 2018-19
  • 92 Record # of Kudos earned by a single student
  • 26 Alternative chapels throughout the week

Ethos Events

Are you a planner and organizer? Contribute to the hundreds of Spiritual Life events happening at OC to create a space for study, worship and service. Check out the requirements and guidelines to host a successful event. Or, if you're struggling to tally up those kudos, see if you qualify for a reduction.

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Col­lege of Bib­li­cal Studies

If you feel so passionate about spiritual life that you’d like to turn it into a major, you came to the right place! Our College of Biblical Studies provides you a variety of major options so you can pursue the degree that fits you perfectly.

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We have several resources that you can use to strengthen your unique, personal faith. If you’re in need of lesson plans or a devotional series then check these out!

Church Resources

Church Resources is a group of people who value the church, scripture and are involved in ministry, providing resources for your ministry.

Grow your faith

Bible Reading Plans

YouVersion has so many study series for you to choose from that can be tailored to your unique schedule and faith walk.

Take a look

Stu­dent Life

You have a great opportunity to build relationships and make memories at OC.

Will you take a risk to discover something new? Risking vulnerability is a step toward a deeper relationship with your roommate, professor, classmate, your server in the Caf or the person next to you at church. Our Student Life office is here to help you with all kinds of risky business. ;) Join a club, volunteer to serve or take a trip to meet new people. It might just change your future.

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