Randolph-Macon Academy is a United Methodist affiliated boarding school with a globally, culturally, and religiously diverse student body. Faculty and staff believe that young people must have an ethical, moral, and spiritual foundation upon which to build their lives. To that end, we strive to integrate spiritual formation into the regular rhythms of academic and student life, fostering a climate of respect and compassion in all religious matters. The Academy is ecumenical, and welcomes students of all religions.
Chapel services are scheduled so that day students and boarding school students attend. Student leadership and participation in the service is encouraged regardless of religious affiliation. In a spirit of mutual learning, R-MA encourages students to share about important holy days and observances from their religious tradition during chapel service, to include sacred writings and prayers. Throughout the year, special services and observations are incorporated into Upper and Middle School Chapel services and visits to local houses of worship are encouraged. The Spiritual Life program offers additional opportunities for students to explore their faith and grow in character and leadership. These opportunities include: weekly Bible studies, nights of worship, mission trips, service opportunities, small group meetings, book studies, daily devotionals, Confirmation classes, the student praise band, and choir. R-MA has an interfaith prayer room available to students, faculty, and staff. We strive to be a “city on a hill” where all are welcome to live out their faith as they see fit, to respect differences, and to serve God and others
The chaplain is available to meet with students for guidance and counsel relating to all spiritual matters, and is happy to connect students and families to resources that help them grow in their faith.
The physical center of the spiritual activities at R-MA is Boggs Chapel, which features an Allen Renaissance Quantum (TM) Model Q-385 Organ and a state-of-the-art sound system. The chapel seats approximately 450 people.
The chaplain is also available for students to go to for guidance relating to spiritual matters.