Vancouver School of Theology cares deeply for the spiritual lives of all its students, faculty and staff. To this end the School provides opportunities for collective worship and prayer, spaces and places for spiritual nourishment, some resources in spiritual direction and, in some cases, pastoral counseling. Students may speak to any of the faculty or specifically to the Directors of Denominational Formation for assistance in gaining access to the spiritual resources they may need.
Chapel of the Epiphany and Community Worship
The Chapel of the Epiphany is at the heart of community worship at VST. This beautiful stone chapel offers a place of worship and reflection for the VST community and beyond. All at VST are invited to gather on Wednesdays at 12:00pm for a one-hour Community Worship in the Chapel of the Epiphany. Community Worship reflects the ecumenical nature of the School, meaning that the strengths and variety of liturgical, theological and hymnal traditions are represented at different times throughout the year.
Anglican/Lutheran, Presbyterian, and the United Church communities have times of worship throughout the week which reflect their particular traditions and liturgies, providing students with an opportunity to become more familiar with their own broad worshipping customs. All members of the VST community are invited to participate.
Spiritual direction is a long standing practice within the Christian tradition which seeks to support individuals in the exploration of their relationship with the divine and the world in which they live.
VST has a Spiritual Director in residence to provide this service at very low cost to the VST community.