Communities Overview

Shove Chapel and the Chaplain's Office at Colorado College host a diversity of religious and spiritual communities. The Chaplain's Office seeks to support students of all religious, spiritual, and seeking backgrounds. Some communities may not appear on our website. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact the Chaplain's Office and we will help you make a connection.

During the 2021-22 academic year, many Spiritual Life Communities are meeting online. If you need support connecting, please contact the Chaplain's Office.

Bahá'í Community

Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.

Bodhi Mind Center

Offers traditional Buddhist teachings to enrich contemporary life. Group meditation online every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9-11 a.m. Please contact Bodhi Mind Center for more information and Zoom links.

Catholic Community

Sunday Mass online at 9 p.m. as well as seasonal observances and retreats. The community gathers for a weekly dinner on Thursdays. Contact the Chaplain's Office or student leader, Zoe Voettiner '22, for more information.

Christian Science Organization

Gathers the third Thursday of the block for a meal and scripture study. The group encourages students to discover how the true nature of each individual is spiritual, as a child of God, and how God's infinite goodness, realized through prayer, heals. Contact Peter Husak '87 for more information.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Latter Day Saint Community is small but active at CC. Most activities happen off campus at the Jamboree building (8295 Jamboree Circle, directly across the street from the Chapel Hills Mall). Church every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information contact Reed Romney.

Episcopal Church at CC: Metanoia

ECCC is a group for critically minded Christian seekers interested in exploring the grace and beauty of ancient Christian Tradition and Liturgy in a context of radical love and inclusivity, with a focus on integrated theology and Christian contemplative practice. All are welcome (LGBTQIA+ affirming,) wherever they may be in their spiritual journeys. For more information contact Episcopal priest and Prior of The Community of Saint John Cassian Rev. Brendan E. Williams, OSB

To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they serve the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships in the fellowship of the Church. Contact FCA staff, Michael DeGraaf and Nicole Wienek, or Brandon Chan for more information.

Heads of Faith

Student representatives of religious organizations meet to discuss issues of religious life on campus, cooperative programs, and mutual support. Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.


An inclusive Jewish community that gathers for Shabbat, holidays, study and community building. Kosher-style Shabbat dinners every Friday of the block at 6:30 p.m. online. Information about holidays and rides to Temple is available from Kobi Chumash, Coordinator of Jewish Life.

Hindu Community

Many major Hindu holidays are celebrated through SASA, the South Asian Student Association at CC. The Chaplain's Office supports and partners with SASA on these events and is available to connect students to the wider Hindu community in Colorado Springs to meet additional religious needs. Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.

InterVarsity Multiethnic Ministries

Establishes and advances Christian witnessing communities among students, faculty and staff of color, ministering through small group Bible studies, large group gatherings, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, and life-changing mission trips. For more information please contact James Butler or call (970) 388-9356.

Lakota/Dakota Spirituality

Promotes the Seven Lakota/Dakota Life Values of respect, honesty, humility, courage, compassion, sacrifice, and wisdom. Participants are invited to share in discussions and activities that promote students "Walking in Balance" through the teachings of the Medicine Wheel; mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information please contact Debbie Howell, Elder-in-Residence. Access to the Smudging & Pipe Ceremonies policy can be found here.

Muslim Student Association

Supports Muslim students on campus through Juma prayer, community gatherings, meals, and holiday celebrations. For the Muslim Student Association, contact Isa Hussain, Rana Abdu, or for questions about Muslim student life contact Kate Holbrook for more information.


A Christian fellowship emphasizing application of scripture to everyday life. Contact Darrell or Annette for more information.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship seeks to connect Orthodox Christian students as well as those interested in Orthodoxy on campus, connecting students to the two Orthodox parishes in the Colorado Springs area, engaging in group activities/meals, and learning more about the ancient Christian faith and tradition together. For more information please contact Father Panayiotis Tekosis, spiritual advisor of the OCF.

Qi Gong

An ancient Chinese practice to cultivate energy through sound, visualization, and movement and foster healing. Meets online Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Contact Ellie Coriell for more information.

Rainbow Labyrinth

Is a Queer spirituality group and community exploring the intersections of spirituality, sexuality and queer identity in a spiritually pluralistic way. For more information contact

Revolution Ministries

Is dedicated to assisting students in developing a vibrant faith alongside of others as we engage meaningful friendships, experience deep spirituality and express our faith by serving those around us. We are an Evangelical ministry in the Baptist tradition but everyone is welcome. This year will be focused on exploring different spiritual practices and developing authentic community. We will begin with a regular Wednesday Zoom meeting with the hopes of moving to Sacred Grounds as restriction ease a bit. For more information please contact Chris Nason or call him at 719 314-5239.

Shove Council

An informal discussion group with conversations covering a broad range of topics around spirituality and life. Open to all. Meets Wednesdays at noon online. Contact the Chaplain's Office to find out more.

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.

Student Sangha

Get information about this student-led, Zen-style meditation group at the Chaplain's Office.

Unitarian Universalists

An open and affirming spiritual community. Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.

Young Life/College Life

A Christian ministry that continues Young Life's mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. We do so through a dedicated team of leaders who REACH college students with the good news of God's love for them, BUILD them up in their faith through community, and LAUNCH them out as leaders serving in Young Life, the work place, family life, churches and God's mission in the world. For more information email Andy Morrison (Young Life College Director) or call him at 719-237-1522.

Zen Buddhism, Springs Mountain Sangha

Meet for discussion online at 5:15 p.m. and then silent meditation and chanting on Mondays at 6 p.m., simple sitting Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. All are welcome; no previous experience is required. Visit or email Sarah Bender for more information and Zoom links.

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