Religious Life Community
The Simpson College Religious Life Community (RLC) is just that, a community. We are a completely student lead group that strives to meet the spiritual needs of every student on campus. This year, as a community, we will wrestle with the idea of what it means to Lead With Love. We will strive to answer this question through the various branches of RLC, each led by a student chapel intern. In worship we will provide opportunities to connect to God through song, prayer, and God’s Word. In Welcome and Celebration RLC will create means of fellowship, fun, and outreach to campus and the community around us. In both our Service portion and Justice and Mission portions of RLC, we will have chances to learn about our place in God’s creation by examining our gifts and callings God has blessed us with through weekly service trips to sites in and around the Indianola community. There are also alternative Fall and Spring Break trips stretching across the United States and also internationally to address realities facing our world today. Through our Interfaith and Catholic Student Organization, we have an environment that will let all students feel comfortable in their own religious expressions. We also promote intentional conversations to bridge the gaps of understanding between the world’s vast religious traditions. In our Spiritual Formation focus, there are countless Bible studies and discussion groups that challenge students to learn more about themselves and their faith. All these aspects of RLC come together for a community where anyone can come to grow in the never-ending journey of faith and spirituality to discover what God is calling us to do in our lives. As this journey is not meant to be done alone, we invite all to join us in this loving and welcoming community. If you have questions or concerns on how to get involved in all RLC has to offer please let me know face to face on campus, through email, or on Facebook,
Kristina Roth, RLC President
I am a Senior Elementary Education major from New London, IA and hope to be a middle school reading teacher. My faith in God is a huge part of my life and shapes who I am. I truly find God in music and in the creation of the outdoors where you can feel God’s love all around you. RLC has been so welcoming in my 3 years at Simpson and it has really impacted my friendships and my life in a very powerful way. I would love to talk with you about my faith, your faith, and the Simpson experience through RLC. I can be found in the chapel and around campus. Don’t hesitate to come up and chat or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.