Sacred Spaces

Matthews Ministry Center

Several sacred spaces are offered on campus for worship, prayer and meditation.

Hensdale Chapel

The smaller of two Christian chapels on campus, Hensdale Chapel is open for prayer and meditation, can be reserved for functions in the spirit of the space, and is one location that hosts chapel services. Hensdale Chapel is open 24/7 for meditation and prayer and can be reserved through the University Calendar system.

Matthews Chapel

The larger of two Christian chapels on campus, Matthews Chapel is located in the Sharon and Ron Matthews Ministry Center adjacent to Huff Concert Hall. This space hosts Christian worship services and other Religious Life events, as well as music recitals, performances, dinners and other programs that maintain the integrity of the space. Matthews Chapel is open 7 a.m. – 12 midnight and can be reserved through the University calendar system.

Matthews Ministry Center Policy for Use

Still Point

Located in Chris’s House, across the road from the Cape Fear Commons, Still Point is a dedicated, neutral, sacred space available to all faiths for prayer and meditation. The space cannot be reserved and is open 7 a.m. – 12 midnight to the campus community. A cabinet is available in Still Point where worshippers may leave their religious wares and a washing station is available for wudu.

For more information on the Religious Life program or Sacred Spaces on campus, please contact Ruth Carr in the Religious Life office at (910) 630-7157 or