Chaplaincy

Did You Know?

  • Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the U of R.

  • Luther College opened the first residence on campus in 1971, and is still a “home away from home” to students: meals, laundry, and lifelong friendship included.

  •  Every single degree program at Luther College offers an optional experiential learning component; gain real world experience and get paid while you go to school!

  • The Luther Library has over 18,000 items in its collection, 3,000 books checked out per year, and 6,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony

  • Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.

  • Luther College students pay the same tuition and fees as other University of Regina students.

Chaplaincy - Here for the whole house.

“I am completely non-judgemental. I am not here to direct someone’s journey. My role is to create space for reflection. This pause is important because it allows one to step back and examine their journey from a new perspective and assists in the ability to process what is being learned and understand oneself a little better. My job is really to provide students with an opportunity to fully absorb and more deeply integreate their university leanring and experieces.” – Pastor Sean
 

A place of connection, conversation, and action for people of all faiths and no faith.

A Rabbi and chaplain once said that “the chaplain is the chaplain to the whole house. The chaplain is confident in his or her own spirituality and doesn’t need to bring everyone to the same place. It is the role of chaplaincy to make sure that everyone gets to where they are going.” This means that the chaplain is available to anyone, regardless of the degree to which they choose to be involved in campus life, or the path they are on.

“I encourage a dialogue that benefits all of society and the whole person as we keep asking what kind of world we want to live in and what kind of loving neighbour we will be in a very diverse world.” – Pastor Sean
 

What does the Chaplaincy do?

Luther College has called Rev. Sean Bell to serve as the chaplain. Working with a Multi-Faith group of employed students called “Peer Chaplains”, our chaplaincy program provides support in times of crises, engaging community events, and maintains the Chapel Space (2nd floor by the Auditorium) as a place where students can come for Worship or use the space individually to pray, rest, light candles, find quiet, or sit in the corner with the cushions and sky light. Rev. Sean Bell is rooted in the Lutheran tradition and offers worship and sacraments from this tradition, but in addition to this he also makes space for everyone of all traditions.

“When religious traditions come together in conversation learning takes place. First, we learn about the other by discovering our differences and/or similarities, both on the surface and at a deeper level. Secondary learning takes place within oneself because, as a result of encountering the faith and ideas of others, we gain insight into our own thinking, faith, and ways of being human.” – Pastor Sean
 

Who is the Chaplaincy for?

The Chaplaincy is for all people. We hold Worship services for Christians but also hold space for people of all faiths and no faith. Our many projects are aimed at deepening questions, Multi-Faith dialogue, justice, community building, student support, and fun stress relief.

We are part of the Positive Space Network and when we say all are welcome we really mean it. At Luther, there is a place for all.
 

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You can also drop by Pastor Sean’s Office, LC 107 or contact him at 306.585.5028 or sean.bell@luthercollege.edu. He will listen to your concerns and help you find where you belong. You could talk about literally anything...

“You could probably hurt my feelings if you were really mean to me, but likely you won’t be able to surprise or offend me by telling me about your ideas, experience or story. I mean to say… in addition to getting my MDiv and being ordained I’m aware of the existence of HBO, played minor hockey, have a degree as an RN and grew up around ranchers and farmers. So if you want to talk about manure, catheters, wound care, sports, Jon Snow, Rick Grimes son Carl becoming a child soldier, theology, God or any combination of these things I’m pretty much ready to go.” Pastor Sean