STULIFE Spiritual Life

Spiritual Development

The spiritual development of our students is important to us. We encourage spiritual growth as an organic part of life together. Students and programs within our residence halls are specifically designated to develop, encourage and support spiritual growth. 

Discipleship Assistants and Coordinators work alongside our Residence Hall Directors and Assistant Hall Directors to nurture and strengthen the faith of students through small groups, wing and hall worship and other activities.

Discipleship Assistants (DAs) are students serving their floor or wing, living out their Christian faith through love and obedience. DAs are a vital part of our community, planning programs and activities and setting a godly example. Whether they are leading a wing Bible study or sharing a late night cup of coffee, DAs work to promote the spiritual health of our students through faithful service to others. 

Discipleship Coordinators (DCs) oversee Discipleship Assistants (DAs) in their particular residence hall and are responsible for developing, encouraging and supporting the Discipleship Assistants. Just as DAs work to promote the spiritual development of the students on their floor or wing, DCs seek to facilitate the same growth within the DAs under their supervision. They are also responsible for promoting spiritual development within their residence hall as a whole.

Small Groups are organized for students by their wing or floor Discipleship Assistant. These groups encourage students to open up to each other and support and pray for, as well as hold each other accountable in their walks of faith. Small groups spend time praying, doing Bible studies and devotions, serving together and just hanging out, talking about life.

Men’s and Women’s Programming meet students where they are through programs and honest conversations addressing real life issues. Men's and Women's Programming cabinets, comprised of freshmen through seniors from all halls on campus, plan to discuss “hot topics” or just have more intimate, direct conversations in a safe environment. Some of these programs have included discussions on grief, sexual addiction, gender roles in the church and beauty. If you want to be involved or have more questions, contact Amy Nicols or Jason Koh

Meet the
Graduate Assistant

Read about Amy Nichols

Meet the Graduate Assistant of
Women's Programming

Amy Nichols

     I remember the first day of my freshmen year and feeling as though I was about to embark upon the most exciting four-year journey of my life. Throughout those years, I began to realize how passionate I am about working with students and helping them gain the most out of their four-year journeys. I believe working with college students is a God-given opportunity and I feel blessed to have this time to live alongside the students at Taylor University.

     I grew up in a small suburban town in central Massachusetts and went an hour and a half east to obtain my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. After graduating in May of 2012, I spent a year in Tijuana, Mexico, working as a live-in volunteer at an orphanage called Casa de la Esperanza.

     I am currently in the MAHE (Master of Arts in Higher Education) program here at Taylor and serving as the Women’s Programming Graduate Assistant. Again, I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to develop relationships with the women on campus and to work with a wonderful cabinet of women to plan and execute the best possible events for our women at Taylor.