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Worship & Prayer

Weekly Worship currently meets on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon to 12:30 in the T. Canby Jones meetinghouse at the Quaker Heritage Center.

Mid-Week Worship provides a time and space for all the members of our WC community – staff, students, and faculty to gather together as a faith community, and share what God is doing in our lives. It is a time of supporting one another in the spirit of love as we gather to pray, listen, encourage one another, sing and learn. The following is a quote from an organization known as Friends General Conference, a Quaker organization located in Philadelphia.

Some of the things we may sense during worship are love, healing and renewal. Sometimes, we feel as one in the Spirit, with a sense of timelessness and peace. We may receive guidance about a problem or a decision. The experience is different for each of us.”

The meetinghouse is a great place to sit, pray, or encourage someone in the faith. There are times this facility is used for other events, so approach quietly when checking it out or check with Ruth Brindle regarding the availability of this worship room.

Area Churches

Wilmington and the surrounding area host a number of churches with a variety of denominational affiliations, including Friends, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Church of Christ, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopal, Adventist, Non-denominational, and others. Many local congregations love to welcome college students. More information on churches in the Wilmington area and how to reach them can be obtained from the campus minister, ext. 239.

Small Groups

Initiated by students, staff, and faculty, a variety of small groups exist on campus aimed at nurturing and deepening the faith life of individuals and of the college community. In addition, Wilmington College has a very active volunteer program which assists students in finding places for service.

Fellowship Groups


Builders on the Rock College and Career Ministry is a ministry of the Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington. Builders on the Rock invites all students of all denominations to a weekly campus Bible study. All are welcome as we fellowship, sing, and study God’s word together. We meet every Wednesday night in the TOP dining room E at 9pm. For more information please contact College and Career Pastor Bryson R. Thompson at (937)725-3288.


Catholic Campus Ministry is co-sponsored by St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Wilmington. The group offers a variety of activities that include opportunities for ministry within the parish, some Mass on campus, and retreats. Membership is open to all students, staff, and faculty. If you’re interested in being involved with Catholic Campus Ministry, email


Meetings: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in Thomas Lounge
President: Brandon Ford

Chi Alpha is a non-denominational Christian fellowship group. The group meets on campus, in all sorts of settings and sizes. The gatherings are informal, charged with music, given to humor, and address topics that vary from relationships to the nature of truth. The goals of these gatherings are to meet with God, meet with friends, and meet real needs. For more information, check out the Chi Alpha web page or contact Tina and Greg Dell, Pyle Center Office 8, 937.481.2339.


The Quaker Leader Scholars Program is a community of Wilmington College students—both Quaker and non-Quaker—who gather weekly for a program of spiritual formation, service, Quaker studies and leadership development. QLSP activities include retreats, visits to area Friends meetings and churches, occasional attendance at regional and national Friends gatherings—and enjoying each other’s company.