the Friendship house
An intentional Christian living community committed to mutual discipleship, engaging in theological education, and vocational discernment.
What is the Friendship House?
In 2007, the Ralph and Cheryl Schregardus Friendship House opened, offering a unique co-housing housing option. This is the first residence of its kind among seminaries across the U.S. It now hosts an intentional Christian living community committed to mutual discipleship, engaging in theological education, and vocational discernment.
About the Friendship House
The Friendship House is a place where seminary students with intellectual/developmental disabilities (Friendship House Fellows) commit to doing life with seminary students without disabilities. Residents live as siblings in Christ, mutual theological contributors, and equal members of the body of Christ.
Community life revolves around the commitment to belong to one another in and through Christ for the good of the world and the glory of God.
Students routinely gather around the dinner table in the lounge for community dinners, theological conversation, game nights, bi-weekly Bible study, monthly all-seminary worship nights, evening prayer structured around the Daily Office, etc.
The house consists of 6 furnished suites, a spacious ground floor lounge and patio, a modest library and study on the second floor, and a patio overlooking E13th Street off the third floor.
Each suite houses up to four people who both engage in supportive friendship as siblings in Christ, as well as live together as independent adults.
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