There’s a phrase we love to use at Lancaster Bible College—Life-on-Life. What does Life-on-Life mean? Lasting friendships. Nurturing relationships. Engagement with faculty and staff who truly care. Opportunities to grow daily as a person and in your faith.
Here are eight ways LBC focuses on Life-on-Life engagement—and we definitely look forward to all of it this academic year:
1. Clubs & Organizations
At LBC, we know that engagement with fellow students, faculty and staff often happens in the club and organization setting. Check out just a few of the many groups students can be a part of, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes; The Mosaics art club and Creative Writers Group; Student Business Collective; multiple music groups, both instrumental and voice; groups for international students and those interested in missions; and much more. Student publications like the Focus student newspaper, Charge Magazine and LBC Radio help provide career experience as well.
2. Worship & Growth as a Body of Believers
One of the ways LBC | Capital builds community is through gatherings in Good Shepherd Chapel three times a week during the academic year. Throughout 2023-24, LBC will focus on the chapel theme of “More Than Conquerors” from Romans 8:37-39: “No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Chapel takes place at 9:10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and is live-streamed at lbc.edu/chapel.
3. LOTS of Student Activities
LBC | Capital’s Student Activities team does an incredible job of planning events and activities for undergraduate students on the Lancaster campus all year long. For instance, this year students will experience outdoor dinners, fireworks on Homecoming weekend, music, art, sports, serving opportunities and much more! Plus, check out our new beach volleyball court, which was a welcome addition to our existing hammock poles, picnic tables, 18-hole disc golf course and more! Learn about undergraduate student life here.
4. Lifelong Friends
Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School students at all locations—Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and online—and at all levels of study—from associate to doctoral—repeatedly say that treasured memories involve the friends they’ve made and the lifelong relationships they’ve built with their peers and professors.
5. Faculty & Staff Who Truly Care
Ask any student—regarding of their major or which LBC location they chose—about the best part of LBC, and they’ll be sure to say, “the professors!” Our faculty and staff truly care about our students and are invested in their lives. At LBC, you are more than a number or a seat in class. You will be known by name and part of a Christ-like community and family.
Here’s just one example of the Life-on-Life relationships found between students and staff. Adam met his student caregiver early in his time at LBC, and the two have forged a meaningful bond. Watch Adam’s story here.
6. Our Beautiful Campus
Just take a look for yourself! The Lancaster campus has been named by Niche.com as one of the best college campuses in America. Take a virtual tour today!
7. Home Away from Home
Niche.com has also named Lancaster Bible College on its Best Dorms in America list. Check out the photo gallery below or take a virtual tour of our dorms or check out a dorm room tour on Instagram by two of our students.
8. Life in Lancaster County
Lancaster County in southcentral Pennsylvania is home to rural landscapes, vibrant city life, a thriving arts and culture scene, a consignment shopping mecca and a paradise for any foodie, with quaint small towns dotting the map along the way—all nestled within a few hours of metro areas like New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
For example, thousands each year enjoy a visit to Sight & Sound Theatres, where many alumni work in a variety of roles. Check out more at our “6 Fun Things to Do” blog. Plus, the college’s prime spot in Lancaster County and easy accessibility to Lancaster City makes it a great location for students who are looking for internships, both at local businesses and non-profits. Here are just a few of the accolades our area has received.
- Lancaster is one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live
- Lititz, PA: America’s Coolest Small Town
- Two Lancaster markets dubbed best in the nation
So what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time you experienced the Life-on-Life difference at LBC? Apply today!