One of the most valuable experience I gained from being in Philadelphia is the local church that I was involved with.
I came from serving actively in the church in high school and was eager to find a church in college. Philadelphia has many amazing churches and I have been blessed to be part of Grace Covenant Church that meets close to Drexel University.
I moved from out of state so it was both exciting and lonely. Exciting in that I was in a new environment, but lonely in that I didn’t know anyone in Philadelphia. God blessed me with a very welcoming, loving, and Word-centered community. I grew a lot in the small group they call “family group” on Drexel’s campus and drew closer in my relationship with Jesus.
It’s hard navigating through college without community. It’s hard to find people that truly care about you. It’s hard to find good friends. College isn’t difficult just for the academics, it’s a time in your life where you’re figuring out what you want to do in life, how you deal with problems, and who you are. A lot of students don’t just struggle because of the academic challenges, they also struggle because they face problems in life and they have a hard time getting back up.
What helped me through the hard times and gave me support academically, but even more importantly spiritually, was the church that I got to be involved in that loved me and prayed for me.
There are also plenty of campus ministries that you can be involved in. There used to be a building called Intercultural Center that different religious organizations met in, but I think that has now been moved to a floor in the Paul Peck Academic Building.
Churches aren’t a factor that people usually consider when picking a college, but if you’re considering a college in Philadelphia, I think you are well-covered.
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