What is Residence life like?
We have created a community where holistic learning can occur and students can be nurtured and developed through faith, living and learning. We do this by having residences that are safe, biblically based, supportive and where mutual accountability is practiced.
We join together as a community in having a relationally structured ministry where everyone (staff & students) can model and integrate God’s Word as taught in the classroom; where appropriate boundaries are learned and practiced. Residence is also to be a place where personal devotions and prayer are encouraged and exemplified, and everyone learns to relate within our God given roles and responsibilities.
A Note from Your Residence Directors:
The Residence Directors are a married couple that live on-campus and oversee Residence Life. Student leaders known as R.A.’s (Residence Assistants) work with the Residence Directors.
I started at Heritage in 2004 in the B.R.E. program with a focus on youth ministry. The years that I spent living in residence were amazing. I learned a lot about myself and about other people both as a student and as an RA. Being able to share in the pain as well as the joys in another person’s life is what being part of a community is all about. I found that community at Heritage, and a lot of the relationships I had built in my first year have developed from friendships to ministry partnerships.
I started at Heritage taking the B.R.E. Youth Ministry program, but after my first year I switched into the B.R.E. Counseling program and loved every minute of it. I believe that Counseling in an extremely important yet overlooked ministry within the church, and I wanted to be a part of it. During my time at Heritage I had the privilege of serving on Student Cabinet (STUCA) and as an RA while I lived on campus, and helped to start and lead W.O.W. (Women of Worship). I am thrilled to be able to put my degree into action as a Residence Director by building relationships and mentoring the girls who live on campus.
We are both excited to serve the Heritage community as Residence Directors. It is our goal to make residence a safe place where students can learn about God, as well as themselves as they interact within the community in preparation for life outside the community.
The cafeteria provides a variety of meal, snack, and beverage options for students and visitors. The cafeteria operates weekdays for breakfast (8:00–9:30am), lunch (12:00-1:30pm) and over the dinner hour (4:30-6:00pm) Monday-Thursday. Friday the cafeteria is open from 8:00-9:00am and 10:00am-1:00pm (Closed from 9:00-10:00am for delivery). Specific hours will be posted each semester and are subject to change for special events that affect the majority of students. The Cafeteria is closed for Chapels on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm.
All residence students are required to participate in a meal plan each semester. This meal plan operates on a declining balance account for each student that is used up based on the meal choices of each individual student. Additional meal plan contributions beyond the mandatory plan can be purchased through the cafeteria or the business office. Please note that outstanding meal plan balances will not be refunded at the end of the school year.
The cafeteria is open to individuals who purchase meals from the cafeteria as well as those who bring their own food. A microwave is available in the cafeteria for general use.