Christian Life at SMU takes shape in many different ways. Through community worship gatherings, campus ministry groups, and local church congregations, students can explore and deepen their faith in community with one another.
With so many different Christian traditions represented at SMU, the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life hosts several community gatherings each semester that provide a common ground for students, faculty, and staff to worship and grow together. Regardless of your religious background, all are welcome to join!
Information for fall 2022 coming soon!
Looking for a Christian community to get connected with? The Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life recognizes many different Campus Ministries and Student-Led Organizations from a variety of Christian traditions. If you are interested in starting a new student religious group, contact Kaleb Loomis.
Each semester, a group of Christian faculty and staff across campus gather to discuss different books of the Bible. The group meets every other Thursday for Bible Study, and on the alternating Fridays they gather for prayer.
If you are looking for a local church to attend, there are many choices in Dallas, both close to campus and throughout the city. See below for a few local churches close to SMU.
Antioch Community Church Dallas (Non-Denominational)
Christ the King Catholic Church - Dallas, TX
First Baptist Dallas
Highland Park Presbyterian Church (ECO) - Dallas Church
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Dallas, TX
Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Park Cities Baptist Church
Preston Road Church of Christ - Dallas, Texas
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
St. Luke Community United Methodist Church
St. Rita Catholic Church - Dallas, TX
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Catholic Parish in East Dallas
Watermark Community Church (Non-Denominational) - Dallas, Texas
Zion Lutheran Church