Belmont University has launched Monvee across campus, an online spiritual formation program devoted to assisting students in creating a customized way to plan their spiritual growth. The university is a part of a beta testing group, one of five schools, to test the typically church-wide program on college campuses.
The program begins with an assessment where students can find out more about how they best learn, how they best experience God and the things that might inhibit that growth. Ultimately, the program then provides them with an opportunity to create a roadmap based on the outcomes from that assessment.
The program also recommends books, videos, ways to connect with others on campus and more resources where participants can choose to commit specific amounts of time daily. It allows students to consider their own schedules and workloads to decide what might work best. The schedule can even be downloaded to a smart phone.
Associate University Minister and Director of Spiritual Formation Christy Ridings said, “Monvee is a resource, a tool we can use to engage with students regarding their own spiritual growth while in college.”
As Belmont looks toward Vision 2015, a five-year plan the university has developed, Monvee is one of the ways in which the community hopes to continue to think in new and innovative ways to “increase evidence of Christian character.”