宗教贝勒:
基督教根源

At 贝勒学校 we believe that faith is central to every person's life and that the study of religion is an essential part of a complete education. While the majority of Baylor's students and 教师 are Christian, all major world religions are represented in the school. We welcome and respect all faiths.

Religious and Ethical Education

We consider it the prerogative of parents to indoctrinate their children in their family's faith tradition. It is the school's job to build character and train students in religious literacy, as a requirement of citizenship and as a means of exploring their own spirituality effectively. Our goal is to help every member of the school community deepen their sense of reverence, 道德洞察力, and understanding of their own faith traditions and the traditions of others.

Religious 课程

All Baylor students attend a weekly chapel program, which includes lectures, artistic presentations, and declarations of faith from diverse traditions. Eighth graders take a required course in ethics and Holocaust studies. 高中阶段, the academic study of advanced ethics, the Bible and other sacred texts, and the history of world religions are available through elective courses.

为他人服务

A wide range of opportunities for service to others, which for many students is an expression of faith, instills responsibility, 倡议, 和护理. All students pledge to uphold the Honor Code, which is administered by a student-elected honor council, and 教师 encourage students to envision ways to respond to the call of Baylor's mission - to make a positive difference in the world.

这个教士培养

Baylor's chaplain is an ordained Christian minister who is conversant with all faith traditions and able to provide pastoral care and guidance to all members of the community. The chaplain organizes the weekly chapel program, coordinates voluntary faith groups on campus, facilitates the worship activities of our boarding students, and serves as spiritual mentor for the school community in times of celebration and crisis.

“I have always sought to cultivate congregations where people felt safe to discover their truest selves and ask challenging questions of life and faith,” 牧师. 亚历克斯·C. •加利莫尔, who began as chaplain in 2021. “As I learned more about the role of chaplain, I saw myself bringing that same approach to chapel, 教室里, and everywhere the quest for learning, 意义, and service intersect. I’m excited to join the students, 教师, and friends of 贝勒学校 as we walk that journey together.”

牧师. •加利莫尔 and his wife, Allison, live on campus with their three sons, Abram, Archie, and Allston. The couple says they love exploring new places and look forward to embracing what Baylor and the 查塔努加 community have to offer. “We feel that God is giving us this opportunity to be integrated into the life of the school."


贝勒的牧师

牧师. 亚历克斯•加利莫尔 has served as senior minister for Bayshore Baptist Church (Tampa, Fla.) and Hester Baptist Church (Oxford, N.C.), and associate pastor and minister to youth at Piney Grove Baptist Church (Mount Airy, N.C.). 他获得了M.Div. from Wake Forest School of Divinity in 2012, and a B.A. in religious studies from Georgia State University.

Contact Chaplain •加利莫尔
423-267-8506,分机. 204

宗教俱乐部 & 活动

Religious Roundtable: An interfaith group of upper school students and 教师 who bring together people with diverse religious perspectives to learn from each other and to address religious and spiritual issues.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): FCA members are encouraged in their walk of faith by attending a short Bible study and prayer time each week.

年轻的生命: Young Life is a non-denominational, Christ-centered outreach ministry for 上学校 students. 点击这里 要了解更多.

WyldLife: WyldLife, Young Life for grades 6-8, is run by adult and high school volunteer leaders who are committed to encouraging kids in their faith in Jesus Christ and providing a 意义ful, positive atmosphere for students to have fun. 点击这里 要了解更多.