Congregations and Community

Campus Programs

Countless events happen around the university, many of which are open to congregations and community members.  For a calendar of major campus events, click here. For a list of TCU Horned Frog Athletics events, click here. For a list of student religious organizations and when they meet, click here. Below is a list of key events for Disciples congregations, its members and other partners.

CYF Day at TCU
CYF day at TCU is a long-standing annual tradition together CYF high school students from across the region and beyond for a day connecting to the campus and community. Events include campus tours, opening worship, a TCU game, a post-game party at the TCU campus recreation center and much more. For more information contact lea.mccracken@tcu.edu

Ministers Week
Ministers Week is sponsored by Brite Divinity School, University Christian Church, and Texas Christian University. Clergy and community members are invited to campus for three days of inspiring worship, thought-provoking lectures, enriching workshops and a world-class organ recital. It is also a valuable opportunity to connect with other clergy and lay leadership to explore best practices and ideas.  Registration costs are covered by the sponsors, and online registration and more information can be found here.

Alumni Spotlight Series
Come hear from horned frog Disciples alumni from throughout the country and beyond as they return to the campus to share stories of life after graduation and their experiences making a difference in their professions, communities, and the church!

Crossroads Lecture on Faith and Public Life
Each fall the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life hosts The TCU Crossroads Series, where we examine how matters of faith and everyday life intersect.  This past fall’s program was entitled “Beyond the Sound Bites, A Conversation About Christianity & Homosexuality,” and featured best-selling authors and speakers Tony & Peggy Campolo.  In addition to offering their own different perspectives on this issue, they demonstrated healthy ways to have this conversation and how to dialogue with those who see things differently. This fall’s topic and speakers will be announced soon.

Footsteps Lecture on Faith and Service
Each spring, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life hosts the footsteps lecture that explores the important, critical connections between the life of faith and a life of service. It’s entitled “Footsteps” because we are looking back at those mentors, models and saints who have shown us how to do this such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Oscar Romero and others, while also looking forward to how we make footsteps ourselves that make a positive impact on God’s creation and God’s people.  Last spring’s lecture explored the recent leadership of Pope Francis, his focus on serving others, and the role of service and justice in the Catholic tradition.

Extended Education
Extended Education exists to engage TCU with the community through high quality courses, programs, conferences, and other offerings that educate, enlighten, renew, and serve the campus and local community. To learn more, click here.

Visiting TCU
Whether you are visiting TCU as a prospective student, a Disciples alum, or as a local congregation, there’s nothing like being on the campus of TCU! For admissions related tours, click here to get connected to the Office of Admissions and to the admissions officer for your city, state or region. For questions about Disciples-related admissions contact Dr. Jim Atwood (j.atwood@tcu.edu) or Mr. David Stein (david.stein@tcu.edu) in Admissions.

We encourage all of our Disciples prospective students, families, alums, congregations and others to let us in Church Relations know if they are on campus so we can arrange a time to visit, answer any questions and just say a friendly horned frog hello!

For groups from congregations or elsewhere in the broader Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) community visiting TCU, please email disciples@tcu.edu to get connected to Disciples communities on campus and arrange visit information.