SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Belmont in Africa: will be launched in 2007 in Botswana and South Africa, with a variety of study-abroad and discipline-specific Christian community development opportunities available in coming years.
Belmont-owned houses on 15th Street for Magdalene House and Room in the Inn : On Wedgewood & 15th St., Room in the Inn has “graduate housing” for those who have completed their 2-year Odyssey program - On Compton Ave., Magdalene House has meeting and office space.
Belmont Service Year: a Christian community of young alumni living in a Belmont-owned house on 15th St. and serving the poor in the Edgehill community and beyond.
Children’s Defense Fund: Belmont is working with CDF through its Haley Farm center in east Tennessee. CDF is the largest child advocacy organization in America. Belmont has the chance to assist with Freedom Schools each summer and, along with Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, offer summer classes through Haley Farm in Tennessee.
Christian Women’s Job Corps : Belmont inaugurates Woman to Woman, an opportunity for any female Belmont female faculty or staff member to mentor one of the 70 women on the waiting list of the CWJC.
Faculty/Staff-led Small Groups : for students on topics from St. John of the Cross to Singleness 101.
Into Nashville : a monthly Saturday opportunity for students to serve the poor
Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to renew and enhance the connections between Christianity and academic vocation at church-related colleges & universities
Massey School of Business continues its award-winning development work for Thistle Farms of Magdalene House , a ministry to former prostitutes. The latest project is the creation of job opportunities for Room in the Inn , which serves the homeless.
Mission trips: domestic and international trips take place over fall, Christmas, spring, Easter and summer breaks.
Missionary-in-Residence Program: Tom and Bonnie Hearon of Brazil and Italy work with “Third Culture Kids” and Baptist Campus Ministries.
Nashville Non-Violence Coalition : formed by Belmont to bring together urban pastors and community leaders to address the rising homicide rate in Nashville.
Spiritual Life Assistants : in freshmen residence areas to expand Bible study, worship, and Christian service opportunities.
Volunteer Campus Minister: Rev. Roosevelt Walker, pastor of Faith United Baptist Church, has joined the Community of Campus Ministers and created a faith development organization, CRAVE, that serves primarily African-American students.