Spiritual Life at Kettering College

Keep Growing
We’re all about that! Growing is a part of life — guys want bigger biceps, girls want longer hair. And although at Kettering College Spiritual Life we can’t help you with either of those goals, we will continue to support you in every way possible to ensure that you grow right, you grow left and glow all over!

Growing at times involves struggle… Paul states in Philippians 3:13-14, “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Growing is all about striving for excellence, for goals, for diplomas for a solid relationship with our Maker — and we are here to encourage you every step of the way.

Change Lives
Nothing exemplifies Spiritual Life more than this statement.

We are real, and want to remain real, we want to be ready, and we want to make a difference in the lives of others (every student, faculty and staff member) on this campus. Do you? We are sure that you are — that’s probably one of the reasons why you chose Kettering College.

And at Spiritual Life we want to work with you to significantly impact the lives of those that we encounter day by day… To be living examples of how God’s grace can transform lives.

Jesus said it best in John 10:10, “I have come that they might have life more abundantly.” Spiritual Life is all about that — not just life, mediocre, monotonous, and melancholy, but rather an abundant life. Yeah.

Mature Holistically
We take this ideal to the “nth” degree. You are a unique, tripartite being — physical, social, and spiritual — and neglect in any of these areas has consequences: lethargy, loneliness and lostness, to name just a few.

At Spiritual Life we are about specificity — feeding these areas — with healthy chow downs, stimulating socializing, and existential repartees!

Like the jingle says, “Everything we do, we do for you!”

Aim High
We already know that you’re smart, because you chose Kettering College to further your educational goals and aspirations.

One of my favorite writers states that, “Higher than our highest goals is God’s plans for us.” We agree with this statement 100%, and it is our privilege to consistently encourage you to aim high, to seek the best, to be all that you can be and more.

By coming here you made that first great step — and we will support you as you continue your journey.

We are Spiritual
Spiritual Life exists to ensure that this unique dimension of your inimitable self is not neglected — but rather consistently, corporately, congenially, confidentially, and at times challengingly fed.

Our programming reflects our intentionality for us to deepen and increase our faith relationship with God. Through prayer, Bible studies, challenging discussions, unique corporate gatherings, community service, guest speakers and lecturers we seek to help you to gather insight to life’s existential questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? What is my purpose? Where am I going?

These age old questions are echoed and answered in the Bible.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you.” Jeremiah 29:11-14

We believe that God has a future and a plan for each of our lives. We are neither accidents nor mishaps, but unique, gifted, sentient beings, loved by God who seeks only the best for us.

This inspires what we think, motivates what we do, and empowers us to do it.

Spiritual Life — sentient, stable, scriptural, spiritual, solid. Sure.

We are Social
At Spiritual Life we know the meaning of the word social. But do you? Not saying that you will have any time whatsoever between classes, clinicals, the cafeteria and children (if you have any) and whatever else clamors for your attention.

Well, we think you might have some time free and want to do some neat, wacky, cool stuff.

You want to be entertained, challenged, and you want to feel special and know that you belong. Yeah. We’ve got your number!

Spiritual Live also deals with social events, and we have got some great stuff in store. But can you handle the excitement? Sure, sure. Well, we might not do a survivors series or have enough time between classes and clinicals to do a desert island thing, but certainly in all that we do, we want you to feel connected, cared for, considered, comfy and also cool!

So relax, kick it back as we seek to help you through studies in our unique social style.

We are Healthy
At La Loma Luz Hospital in Belize in May 2004, students from Kettering College on a medical mission trip put on a health fair entitled: “Health: our greatest wealth.”

Yeah. We know what you’re thinking — catchy slogan. True. But it’s also quite, quite real. Without health, life — social, physical, spiritual, and studental (yep, we made up that word!) — can be down right gloomy, dreary, despondent and yes, yucky!

We also know that often between classes, clinicals and cleep (you know what we mean), it’s difficult to get a shower, let alone a healthy, balanced and nutritious meal!

We know. We understand. We have been there. But here we are a little different. We want you to be healthy and will provide good food and helpful education just to make sure!

We are Servants
Jesus was. The supreme individual of the universe took the form and lowly role of a servant, and in doing so elevated servant-hood beyond the condescending, pessimistic shadows of arrogance and superciliousness, to the plinth of grateful helper, thankful giver and generous laborer.

Strange. When we serve others, we are also served, helped and blessed. Service is the opportunity to see need and be impacted by the challenges inherent to the human condition — and also to respond to that need, making a difference in countless lives, present and future.

Spiritual Life is all about seeing need, engaging need, and making a difference. Yeah.

We are Informed
Living and studying at Kettering College is about being a part of the community. Community is about belonging. Belonging is about being appreciated and cared for — it’s about someone knowing us, and we knowing others.

But how do we know except someone tells us or informs us? Good point, thank you for raising it! At Spiritual Life we are all about community and being connected. To this end we seek to keep you informed and up-to-date on the events and campus happenings.

This information may take the form of a birthday card wishing you joy and happiness on the day of your birth. It maybe in the form of the campus newsletter, which will give you the down low — or the low down — or whatever it is that they say!

It may also take the form of an occasional email with just the right message of encouragement to help you make it through the day. But whatever form it takes, be assured that you’re uniquely special, and we think about you, and pray for you as you sojourn here at kc.

Spiritual Life. Here when you need us. Here when you don’t!

We are Blessed
The word “blessed” in Hebrew has the connotation of being highly favored; the same word in the Greek refers “to the happy state” of a person.

Either way that is how we feel about you being here: happy and highly favored!

We look forward with gleeful excitement to our times together — we hope that this has given you a taste, or flavor of the great things to come here at Kettering College!

Just so that you know we are here for you to assist, counsel, comfort, and guide in anyway that we can. We are here to rejoice with you in the good times and here to listen and pray with you in the difficult times.

On behalf of Spiritual Life, let me welcome you to Kettering College — great times, great people, great events, great choice!

Clive Wilson
Campus Chaplain
(937) 395-8601 x 6
clive.wilson@kc.edu