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 2020

Because of Covid-19 group-size limitations, chapel will not meet as planned during the fall 2020 semester.  Chapel will be offered in a weekly video format.  Because of this change to adjust to Covid-19 precautions, chapel will not be required during this semester. Please view the weekly chapels on our Chapel Blog.

Fall 2020 Chapel Schedule
Roger Parrott Fall 2020 speaking topic schedule
Aug. 25 Prayer
Sept. 1 Why Pray?
Sept. 8 How to Pray
Sept. 15 How Not to Pray
Sept. 22 The Real Lord's Prayer
Sept. 29 Our Father in Heaven
Oct. 6 May Your Name Be Kept Holy
Oct. 13 May Your Kingdom Come Soon
Oct. 20 May Your Will Be Done On Earth, As It Is In Heaven
Oct. 27 Give Us Today The Food We Need
Nov. 3 Forgive Us Our Sins As We Forgive Others
Nov. 10 Don’t Let Us Yield To Temptation
Nov. 17 Rescue Us From The Evil One
Nov. 24 Amen



  • Chapel #1 - 9:35 - 10:30 am
  • Chapel #2 - 11:00 - 11:55 am


  • All Services are held in the Center for the Arts.


  • Dr. Roger Parrott, President
  • Mr. Scott Little, Chapel Coordinator
  • Rev. Doug Eltzroth, Music Coordinator
  • Mr. Frank Dolansky, Media Coordinator

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

Spring 2020

Jan. 14 Dr. Roger Parrott
President of the University
Jan. 21 Dr. Roger Parrott
Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Belhaven University Verse of the Year
Jan. 28 Mr. John C. Maxwell
One Man Theatre Presentation
"Blind Man Seeing"
Feb. 4 Dr. Ron Potter
John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation
Feb. 11 Mr. Jarvis Ward
PEARSON Foundation
Feb. 18 Mr. Ray Hilbert
Feb. 25 Dr. Paul Doosik Kim
Busan Logos International Christian School, Seoul Korea
Mar. 3 Mr. Earl Young
Olympic Gold Medalist
Mar. 10 Spring Break
Mar. 17 Mr. Michael Gibson
Emmy Award-Winning Television Personality
Mar. 24 Dr. Kristen White & Students: Global Engagement
Assistant Professor and Chair of International Studies
Mar. 31 Honors Convocation
10:00 - 11:30 am
All classes from 9:25 am- 12:05 pm are cancelled

View additional important chapel information (PDF).