Life at Taylor
An intentional community of believers.
Our commitment to intentional community is one of the fundamental aspects that makes Taylor, Taylor. This allows you to learn, grow, and be challenged by one another.
You may think when you go to college you will leave the feeling of family behind. While your roommates and fellow students will have different backgrounds and experiences, you will all have one important thing in common: a relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to live out your faith in community.
Community is built into everything we do. You'll notice it the day you arrive on campus and find you're not moving into a “freshman dorm,” because at Taylor, residence halls aren’t divided by class year. We recognize the value of relationships between under and upperclassmen. The student next door might be a senior who leads the Bible study on your floor, or a junior who works part-time at the Dining Commons.
It might be daunting to think about opening yourself up to a community like this, but spend four years here and you’ll be glad you didn't play it safe. In fact, you might be afraid that leaving at graduation will tear you from your Taylor family. But the Taylor towel, given to you at graduation, will remind you—the Taylor family is part of your life long after graduation.
Intentional community is the process of regularly gathering together. This process will immediately start to form your son or daughter and is why they will eat with everyone else on campus at the Dining Commons, and maybe live next to an upper classman who could lead their small group.