CAMPUS MINISTRY & SERVICES
Welcome to Campus Ministry at St. Andrews University. Our chaplain office exists to provide spiritual guidance and support to students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to help students become resilient disciples of Christ. To build resilience we focus on three key areas of development: Identity, Belonging and Service. Students are encouraged to live out their faith and become the people God has called them to be in a hurting and broken world.
Encountering God on a regular basis is part of our identity as followers of Jesus. One way we encounter God is through worship. The campus chaplain’s office offers non-denominational Christian worship on the first and third Sunday of each month. Assistance is also available to students of all faiths who seek places of worship in the area. If you are looking to plug into a local congregation, visit the chapel office in Belk for a list of worship locations in the area.
Another way we encounter God is through intentional relationships with other believers. At the beginning of each semester students are encouraged to join a dorm group for further Bible Study and discussion.
Following the example of Jesus, we demonstrate God’s love in tangible ways by serving our community. Each year, the St. Andrews community looks forward to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This one-day opportunity engages all students, faculty and staff in volunteer service in the city of Laurinburg as well as on campus. This special day is set aside so that everyone can participate. Lunch is provided for all participants and after volunteering, participants are asked to reflect on their experiences.
As a way to provide critical help for those in need, St. Andrews hosts two blood drives per semester. All are welcome to sign up and schedule their appointments in advance online.
In the summer of 2020, Rev. Cynthia Purvis joined the St. Andrews community. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education/Youth Ministry, she has over ten years of experience developing programs and strategies for youth and young adults to engage in worship, Bible study, and missional service. Ordained in 2012 by the Santa Barbara Presbytery, Cynthia previously served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at StoneBridge Community Church in Simi Valley, California. With a BA in English from Westmont College, she wishes she had enough time to read all the books on her reading list.
As campus chaplain, Rev. Purvis hopes to bridge the gap between academic learning and faith practices. By placing an emphasis on spiritual formation, her goal is to equip students with the tools to become resilient disciples of Christ. She will work closely with students, faculty, and staff to provide an atmosphere that encourages open dialogue between people from different backgrounds and experiences. Feel free to drop her a note or stop by her office in Belk to say hi.
Twice per semester, we host a Blood Drives for students, faculty, and staff in addition to the Laurinburg community. All are welcome to sign up and schedule their appointments in advance online. To register online, click on the following link and type 933 as the Sponsor Code. After you register, you’ll be able to sign up for Blood Drives at St. Andrews.
|Beth Israel Jewish Temple||Fayetteville|
|Beth Israel Jewish Temple||Jackson Springs|
|Central United Methodist Church||Laurinburg|
|Church of God||Laurinburg|
|Church of the Pines Presbyterian||Laurinburg|
|Faith Presbyterian Church||Laurinburg|
|First Baptist Church||Laurinburg|
|Franklin Chapel AME Zion Church||Laurinburg|
|Galilee United Methodist Church||Laurinburg|
|Laurel Hill First Baptist Church||Laurinburg|
|Laurinburg Christian Church||Laurinburg|
|Laurinburg Presbyterian Church||Laurinburg|
|Lutheran Church of the Living Word||Laurinburg|
|Masjid Al-Madina Islamic Mosque||Raeford|
|Masjid Omar IBN Sayyid Islamic Mosque||Fayetteville|
|Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian||Laurinburg|
|Quaker Meeting House||Fayetteville|
|Solid Rock Baptist Church||Laurinburg|
|St. David’s Episcopal Church||Laurinburg|
|St. Luke’s United Methodist Church||Laurinburg|
|St. Mary’s Catholic Church||Laurinburg|
|Stewartsville Baptist Church||Laurinburg|
|Trinity Presbyterian Church||Laurinburg|
|Word of Life Assembly of God||Laurinburg|
Local Volunteer Opportunities
The following chart shows where students have volunteered in the past.
|Church Community Services||Laurinburg||(910) 276-8330|
|Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center||Laurinburg||(910) 276-5505|
|Habitat for Humanity||Laurinburg||(910) 276-3337|
|Helping Hand||Laurinburg||(910) 276-3090|
|Scotland Community Health Center||Laurinburg||(910) 276-9912|
|Scotland County Red Cross||Laurinburg||(910) 276-0600|
|Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast||Laurinburg||(910) 277-3599|
|The Haven Animal Shelter||Raeford||(910) 875-6768|
|Washington Park Elementary School||Laurinburg||(910) 277-4364|