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.

Important Chapel Information

In order to receive credit for chapel you must:

  • Download the iAttend app and scan the code on the screen before AND after chapel.
  • BE SEATED in an auditorium seat until after the Benediction
    has been completed.
  • Should a student not have a smart phone, they can see a staff member in chapel to assist in receiving credit.

Chapel attendance is required for all full-time traditional undergraduate students. Students are required to attend a minimum of eight (8) chapel services each semester. Students will only receive credit for attendance through the iAttended app by scanning the QR code at the beginning and entering the 4-letter code at the end of each session (if you do not own a smart phone, you will need to contact Student Development).

Attendance will not register after five minutes from the start of each session, at which point students are counted absent. Students leaving early are also counted absent. Students are to be seated until the benediction has been completed and show respect by listening and not being disruptive. All cell phones must be turned off or set to vibrate.

Students who have not met the minimum Chapel attendance requirement during a semester may receive one (1) attendance credit by serving two (2) hours in the community with an approved organization or by making a $35 gift to the Chapel Mission Fund.

All forms for community service and the mission fund are available on BlazeNet and must be approved by the Chapel Office in the Office of Student Development (Cleland Hall;; 601-968-5969).

Contact Us

Office of Student Development

Phone: 601-968-5969

Belhaven University
Student Center | 2nd Floor
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 167
Jackson, MS 39202

Student Center with white azaleas in bloom

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13