ETF is more than an institution for higher learning. Together we form an engaged Christian community, where spirituality and theological exercise go hand in hand. This is why staff and students gather together in the middle of the week for a chapel service, followed by a shared meal (soup).
The Committee Spirituality and the student association PAAP also organize numerous activities, which aim at the integration of theology and faith. Often speakers from outside ETF are invited to challenge us to contemplate this integration based on their own studies, professional or personal experience. Staff and students participate in these activities according to their personal needs and desires. Our Christmas celebration is an annual highlight for students, staff and their families.
ETF also pays attention to the personal and spiritual development of the individual student. In light of this, a flexible system of mentorship has been developed, which is obligatory for first year students and subsequently optional. Students can choose one of the residential staff as a mentor, with whom they meet from time to time for a relaxed conversation. Both study related issues and personal matters may be discussed during these sessions. Should a student be in need of more in-depth guidance with issues related to study or otherwise, they can turn to one of the student pastors.