Cottey is a non-denominational, campus community with many opportunities to enrich your spiritual life. Special Chapel services offered include Hanging of the Greens, Founder’s Weekend, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service.
During Orientation, the Community Picnic and Partner Fair is an event where students have the opportunity to meet area church members and learn about attending local churches. Many churches provide transportation to students to attend church. Church members may participate in an “Adopt-a-Student” or host family program. A local family is host to a student(s) to offer a home-away-from-home environment while the student is at Cottey.
At Cottey, you can stretch your spiritual growth by participating in some of our campus spiritual programs such as meditation, bible studies, drum circle, prayer time, or students often sharing their gifts in the community through the Nevada R-5 School District and at several of the long-term care centers.
Rev. Erica Sigauke, coordinator of spiritual life and diversity, is available to meet with students from all faith backgrounds, arrange prayer times, discuss your personal spiritual journey, and offer support as wanted or needed. The coordinator maintains a prayer box for any campus community member to use for prayer requests located in the small Chapel. Contact Rev. Sigauke at 417-667-8181 ext. 2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Cottey, the diversity of religions allows students to learn about a faith different than their own, and occasionally campus faith forums are held so others can learn more about the spiritual life of others. At Cottey, we want you to grow on your academic journey and well as grow spiritually as a person.