The purpose of chapel is to bring together the entire campus in a shared spiritually enriching hour that allows students collectively to be challenged to explore the depths of God’s truth and love. While Chapel is most often structured as a worship service, the purpose of Chapel is somewhat different from the systematic spiritual development students receive from their local church. And thus, Chapel is purposefully designed never to take the place of a local church in a student’s life.

Students’ attendance in chapel is required because, within
our Christian framework, we believe that all teaching of truth must be built on a foundation of God’s truth. As the study of chemistry cannot be completed from a textbook alone, the study of God’s truth also needs a “laboratory” for experiencing and understanding, for it is not enough to study the Bible without having exposure to the worship of God and an opportunity to understand the relationship offered to us in Christ.

Fall Chapel 2021

Because bringing all students and faculty together for an hour every week in close quarters could spread the virus among us, for chapel this semester, we will provide some alternatives instead of meeting together on Tuesday morning.

For the fall semester:

  • Chapel will NOT meet in person, and we will not have other large group worship experiences, including RUF and FCA.
  • We will be providing a “chapel library” of suggested worship services you may want to watch online.
  • We will be sending periodic short clips from chapel services of the past or current short videos.
  • Connecting to these worship resources is NOT required to receive chapel credit – you will each receive credit for the semester if you are registered for chapel.

Thankfully, there are other ways we can find moments of worship beyond our traditional chapel service, and I hope you’ll take advantage of the resources we will be sharing.

Previous Chapel services are available to watch on the Chapel blog.


View additional important chapel information (PDF).