Christian City – a Faith Community

Christian City is a tangible expression of the Church’s call for ministry and community. We provide services and ministry on behalf of the local church with a commitment to the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christian City is a welcoming place where all people are accepted, valued and loved whether they live in our community or use our supportive services.

Community Spiritual Life

We seek a community life that honors, celebrates and nurtures our relationship with God and with one another – a place that encourages expressions of faith, hope, love, service and hospitality. We celebrate our experiences together. We are family. Along with the richness of informal fellowship, Christian City provides a broad range of community spiritual life programming, including regular community worship, Bible study, resident gatherings, special focus programming and fine arts. Local churches offer fellowship, with many coming to campus to share in ministry.

Spiritual Care Services

From left, Volunteer Chaplains, Bob Tyler, Dennis Harris, Jan Gwaltney and Jana Romano, are pictured with Chaplain and Chief Spiritual Care Officer, Carl Ryden, and Chaplain Randy Worrell. (Volunteer Chaplains not pictured: Dennis Harris, Mike Harbin, Tony Sullivan and Laurie Whatley)

Staffed by full-time chaplains and volunteers, Christian City’s Spiritual Care Office serves the spiritual needs of the community by providing a full range of spiritual care and support. Along with relational visitation, engagement and support, the chaplains and volunteers of the Spiritual Care Office provide a variety of opportunities for spiritual expression and growth, as well as opportunities to serve in ministry to others.

Spiritually-minded Staff & Volunteers

Wednesday Morning Bible Study Volunteers From left: Laurie Whatley, June Ward, Mulola Stanford, Donna Dahlborg, Austin McLeod, Raenelle Stockmeier, Wanda Ward, Mary Harris, Frances Nichols, Mary Nell Seaton, and (in front) Lamar Wood.

All services provided at Christian City are viewed in the context of Christian ministry. Many of our employees have sought to work at Christian City specifically because they can express their love and service for Christ here. All employees are provided specific instruction in the principles of the Christian faith, our mission, vision and values and its expression in delivery of services.

Staffed by full-time chaplains and volunteers, Christian City’s Spiritual Care Office serves the spiritual needs of the community by providing a full range of spiritual care and support. Along with relational visitation, engagement and support, the chaplains and volunteers of the Spiritual Care Office provide a variety of opportunities for spiritual expression and growth, as well as opportunities to serve in ministry to others.

No. Christian City encourages residents to be active members of their own community of faith. However, we recognize that, as people age, it becomes more difficult for them to participate in off campus activities. So, Christian City provides opportunities for worship at various times during the week at times that would not generally conflict with activities of the church community.  For example, various churches in the community participate each week in providing a worship service at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. These services are generally provided by Christian Churches. However, in addition to these central services, various community churches provide alternative services. For example, there is Catholic Mass, and services for Methodists and Baptists who prefer their particular expressions.

Spiritual Care Leadership

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Carl Ryden

Chief Spiritual Care Officer
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Randy Worrell

Chaplain
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