Christian Life, students gathered on Dallas Hall lawn


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. 


Christian Community Practices

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!


2024 Lent Devotional Guide

The Office of the Chaplain & Religious Life at SMU is excited to provide the 2024 Lent Devotional Guide to the SMU community. For Christians across the world, Lent is a season of reflection and confession that ends in the celebration of Easter. It provides an opportunity to pause, to repent, to pray, and to worship together in community. As we enter this sacred season of the year, we hope this guide will be a reflective tool for the SMU community.


View the 2024 Lent Devotional Guide Download a PDF Version

Christian Religious Life Organizations

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.

For more information on how to connect, please email either Dr. Stigler at, Dr. Wilson at, or Angela Jones