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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Spiritual Programs

Rev. Johnnie Moore, Jr., B.S., M.A.R.
Senior Vice President for Communications
University Spokesperson

Convocation and Campus Church

Liberty University is interested and in meeting the physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of the Liberty community. To meet these needs, Liberty provides opportunities for students to gather and serve as a community through convocations, campus church services and Christian/ Community Service.

Convocation is a thrice-weekly assembly of the University community for the purposes of building unity within the community, disseminating information, and providing forums for the socio-political issues of the day and other educational topics of diverse interest for the benefit of students, faculty and staff. Each year more than 80 guest speakers from the worlds of business, politics, education, the sciences and religion, talented faculty and staff members, music and timely messages from our Chancellor  help make convocation a refreshing and challenging time. All students are required to attend all convocations.

The Wednesday campus church services are designed to meet the spiritual needs of students. Complementing the instruction provided in the classroom is the spiritual exhortation provided in campus services, which is primarily concerned with the application of truth to life. Students are encouraged to attend Wednesday evening campus services.

Center for Global Engagement

Tom Nylander, B.S., M.A.R.
Director, Center for Global Engagement

The Center for Global Engagement exists to foster a global perspective within the Liberty University community that reflects God’s love for all nations and produces involvement throughout the world. The CGE provides short term cross-cultural opportunities for college students, hosts Global Focus Week each semester, and sponsors Global Retreats mentoring weekends for students interested in cross-cultural careers.
The Center for Global Engagement is actively engaged in assessing the cultural intelligence of the university community and adjusting its own programs to promote greater cultural intelligence within the institution. Contact by phone at 434-592-6500, email or visit the website at academics/globalengagement for more information.

Melody Harper, B.S., M.S.W., M.A.

Chair, Department of Global Studies

The Global Studies major and minor provide an academic foundation that equips students to live, work, and serve in a global context.  Courses are designed to develop cultural intelligence skills that will enable students to excel as individuals, professionals, and followers of Christ as they engage a diverse world.  For more information on the Global Studies major or minor go to

Global Teams offers students the opportunity to participate on a team of students serving in another part of the world for a couple of weeks at a time. Through this experience, students gain exposure to another culture and to what God is doing among that particular people. Students are able to take the educational experience they are gaining through their academics studies at Liberty University and apply them in practice amongst another cultural people group. The CGE sends students on upwards of twenty or more Global Teams per year, engaging upwards of three hundred students or more each year.  Moreover, by registering for and completing the coursework for GLST 380, students can early collegiate credit in conjunction with their Global Team experience.

The Global Internship program serves are the primary bridge between the curricular Global Studies program, and the co-curricular Center for Global Engagement. Global Internships offer students the opportunity to fulfill internship requirements for most majors in an international context. Interns serve with international organizations involved in their field of study and give students an opportunity to live out their faith in a cross-cultural setting. Students learn language and culture, live in context, and complete.

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