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Religious Life


Religious Life at YHC

Since the founding of Young Harris College in 1886 by Rev. Artemas Lester, a Methodist circuit-riding preacher, exploring life’s hard questions and engaging in a robust religious life has been an integral part of the YHC experience.

As a natural outgrowth from the College’s United Methodist heritage, the Office of Religious Life endeavors to create space and opportunities on campus where faith seeking understanding connects with life. Religious Life’s mission is to integrate mind, spirit and body; link education, inspiration and empowerment; and merge the classroom, the chapel and the community.  

At Young Harris College, the Office of Religious Life understands that students are engaged in a spiritual journey, at different speeds and toward different ends. Because the Office of Religious Life is committed to spiritual values and maturity in faith, they offer many opportunities to explore and express faith in ways unique to your own needs and individual interests, welcoming students of all faiths.

The Office of Religious Life’s vision includes raising and engaging significant questions in pursuit of knowledge and wisdom and grappling with the meaning and implications of both the Christian faith and other perspectives through disciplined and intimate conversations, advocating the same kind of “incarnated” faith Christ expected of his followers.

Find out what students are saying about their religious life experience at YHC by reading their blog here.

The Office of Religious Life invites you to connect with them! Join in our worship services, participate in one of the many student organizations, or come to a special event.


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