Religion and Spirituality
We all attend church together—Muslim students, Jewish students, side by side with those raised in Catholic and Protestant Christian churches, and those students who have never regularly attended services of any kind. The message is clear: We are all children of God, created by God and loved by God. With that consistent message of hope and responsibility, we are planting seeds and building community.
Oak Hill provides an annual scholarship to a female student from Ricks Institute, our Baptist boarding school partner in Liberia. While Oak provides tuition, room and board, Young’s Chapel Baptist Church covers student expenses for these scholarship recipients. By living together and supporting one another in community, our students participate daily in the lives of our classmates from Africa.
Our student body hails from more than 18 nations and 24 U.S. states. With such an incredibly diverse group of students, we are proud of our economic, racial, political, and, yes, religious diversity. And so our approach to spiritual growth is inclusive in nature—not exclusive, or with a doctrine-specific lead-in.
While our Baptist affiliation informs and guides our approach to nurturing the whole student, it does not impact our curriculum, which is fully in line with all standard, fully accredited academic institutions. Students are required to take one religion course: World Religions, Ethics, or Biblical Studies.