Life in the dorm is a highlight of the AFLBS experience. It gives students a chance to be a part of a community and a campus family.
There’s not much that is typical about a dorm of fifty-some young, Christian women or fifty-some Christian young men. But it’s life—life together.
Each student gets a room, one or two roommates, a bathroom to share with his/her wing-mates, and a whole lot of neighbors. On any given evening, one can find a group of people in a dorm room laughing till their stomachs hurt and their faces contort. It’s not unusual for a friend to come knocking on another friend’s door in a ninja costume at one o’clock in the morning. Or for a few good friends to sing along to their favorite song at the top of their voice with the window open. Or for two strangers to become friends as they talk about how God is working in their lives. These kinds of things bind people together – they are the joys of living that become part of their connection.
Still, dorm life at AFLBS involves more than just laughter and crazy antics and enthusiastic conversation. Life together in the dorm allows students to walk through life’s ups and downs. Friends wrestle through theological topics, memorize Scripture, study for tests together, and journey together through pain and struggle.
Being part of dorm life at AFLBS is a unique opportunity to get to know others like never before—matted morning hair, untimely bursts into song, and all. Through tri-weekly devotions and prayer, frantic clean-up before room checks, intense study parties that become deep conversations, students of AFLBS become a family. They love each other. They pursue Jesus alongside one another. They do life together.