Student Life

Student Life

A Diverse Community United in Our Mission

Community

Campbell University Divinity School is a community centered on Christ. The student body is diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and denomination. Our diversity enhances each student’s opportunities for growth and learning. We are united in our belief that Christ is Lord, the Bible is authoritative, and God calls us to ministry. In our diverse learning environment of people who are Christ-centered, Bible-based, and Ministry-focused, our students are provided an opportunity for meaningful discussion and the possibility of learning from one and another, both in and out of the classroom. 

Diversity

Students at Campbell represent a wide range of ages and life circumstances. Some students have recently received their undergraduate degrees. Some students are middle-aged and are preparing for a second career. There are also students who are older adults.

Denominations represented include Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, A.M.E. Zion, Non-Denominational, Pentecostal Holiness, and more. Our students are preparing to be pastors, chaplains, missionaries, ministers in urban settings, professors, music ministers, youth ministers, counselors, and ministers in a variety of other settings.

160-180 160-180 students in master and doctoral level degree programs
35 The average age of our students is approximately 35 years old.
50:50 The ratio of female students to male students is close to 50:50.
40% Each year, approximately 40% of our student body represents minority ethnic backgrounds, including students of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American heritage.
40% Although Campbell Divinity has a history of Baptist-affiliation, approximately 40% of divinity school students come from denominational traditions other than Baptist.

"The Campbell University Divinity School provides a loving and caring environment for its students to be nurtured and instructed."

Jonette Camp, MDiv Student

Campbell Divinity Daily Life

Class Schedule

Divinity School classes are offered in a traditional class format, and are held on Campbell University’s main campus in Buies Creek, NC. The flexibility of our block schedule allows for individuals to balance work, ministry, and family life, in addition to pursuing their graduate studies. The large majority of our students work at least one part-time job while they take Divinity School classes.

Classes are offered in a block format in a schedule that is “minister friendly.” Master-level classes meet once a week – with the exception of biblical language courses that are offered twice a week. Classes meet for one, two, or three hour periods. Courses are offered on Monday afternoon (2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.), as well as all-day on Tuesday and Thursday (8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.). This provides a wide-range of options for students. Some students take classes multiple days a week. Students commuting from a long distance often take all of their classes on one day. For some students who work during the day, they take advantage of our evening class offerings.

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Weekly Chapel Services Because the spiritual formation of each of our students is important, Campbell Divinity School holds a weekly chapel service on Tuesdays from 10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Other classes are not scheduled during this time to allow students the opportunity to attend chapel. Our chapel services are planned and run by students, with the leadership of faculty and staff. Therefore, each chapel service is distinctly different and can represent a wide-variety of traditions and expressions of worship - reflective of our diverse community.

Because the spiritual formation of each of our students is important, Campbell Divinity School holds a weekly chapel service on Tuesdays from 10:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Other classes are not scheduled during this time to allow students the opportunity to attend chapel. Our chapel services are planned and run by students, with the leadership of faculty and staff. Therefore, each chapel service is distinctly different and can represent a wide-variety of traditions and expressions of worship – reflective of our diverse community.

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Family-Oriented Community

One of the major characteristics of Campbell Divinity School is it’s community. Students, faculty, and staff journey with one another. Students learn in the classroom, but also outside of the classroom as they build relationships with one another. Learning takes place over coffee, during our designated lunch hour, and in peer groups that meet outside of class.

photo of Lynn Brinkley

Greetings From the Director of Student Services

“Welcome to our Divinity School family. We are excited about your presence here with us. As you embark upon this theological journey to become Christ-centered, Bible-based, and Ministry-focused, the Office of Student Services is available to minister to your needs.

Campbell University Divinity School provides strong academic studies, effective ministry application, and meaningful spiritual formation. You will find our chapel services to be a significant part of your spiritual development and the essence of our faith community.”

– Lynn Brinkley

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Upcoming Events

Divinity School Orientation and Matriculation

Aug 24, 2017
9:00 a.m.  
Taylor Hall, Room 118 - 116 TT Lanier St., Buies Creek, NC 27506

New students will attend multiple sessions and workshops including  academic advisement, registration, matriculation, computing services, library orientation, financial aid, and… More on this post