Education in the Christian liberal arts tradition is interested not only in academic competence but also in spiritual formation. The Chapel Office at Gordon College provides various programs to support students in their spiritual growth and encourage full-life discipleship to Jesus. This includes corporate worship services, spiritual-life groups, mentoring relationships, pastoral counseling and service-learning and mission trips. Continue reading about Chapel and Spiritual Life at Gordon College >>
UPCOMING CHAPEL EVENTS:
The fifth evening chapel of the fall semester will be hosted by the Worship Cabinet.Click to read more
The fifth evening chapel of the fall semester will be hosted by the Worship Cabinet. Evening chapels are at 9 P.M. and take place in the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel.Click to close
Dr. Roger Green, Professor of Theology, will preach in chapel.Click to read more
Dr. Roger Green, Professor of Theology, will preach in chapel.Click to close
Please join us in chapel for a special Advent concert!Click to read more
Please join us in chapel for a special Advent concert!
Rev. Tom Haugen, Chaplain, will conclude the fall semester sermon series on Galatians,Click to read more
Rev. Tom Haugen, Chaplain, will conclude the fall semester sermon series on Galatians, "Always an Adventure," as he preaches on Galatians 6:6-18.Click to close
Rev. Tom Haugen, Chaplain, will preach in the first chapel service of the semester.Click to read more
Rev. Tom Haugen, Chaplain, will preach in the first chapel service of the semester.
Sara Blakeney has a passion for writing and speaking about spiritual renewal and intimacy with God.Click to read more
Sara Blakeney has a passion for writing and speaking about spiritual renewal and intimacy with God. She blogs at sarablakeneyspeaks.blogspot.com. She and her husband live in Dallas and consider themselves barbeque connoisseurs.Click to close
This will be the first evening chapel gathering of the year.Click to read more
This will be the first evening chapel gathering of the year.Click to close
Sarah Thebarge is a speaker and author whose cancer diagnosis at the age of 27 changed her life completely.Click to read more
Sarah Thebarge is a speaker and author who earned a master's degree in Medical Science from Yale and was earning a master's in Journalism at Columbia University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27.
After nearly dying, she sold everything she had and moved from New Haven, Connecticut, to Portland, Oregon, with just two suitcases of clothes and started over.
It was at that point that she encountered a Somali refugee family on the train in Portland. Sarah developed a relationship with them, and over the next few months, while she taught the single Somali mom and her five daughters how to live in America, they taught her how to love and be loved again.
The details of Sarah and the Somali girls' story of survival, recovery and redemption are recorded in her memoir The Invisible Girls (Jericho Books, 2013). All of the proceeds from the book are going into a college fund for the Somali girls.
Additionally, Sarah's blog was featured by MSNBC.com. Her writing has appeared in Everyday Health, Relevant Magazine, BurnsideWriters.com, Christianity Today, Sojo.net, Red Letter Christian and Huffington Post. Her writing for Christianity Today "This is Our City" project won first prize from the Evangelical Press Association in 2012.
As a speaker, Sarah is a regular at retreats, churches, colleges and conferences. She was recently featured at Donald Miller's Storyline Conference and named one of 40 Women Under 40 who are challenging taboos of the Christian Faith by the I Speak For Myself initiative.
Her book was chosen as the First Year Experience book for incoming freshman at Mississippi State University, where she delivered the convocation in August 2014.
She is a spokesperson for Vanity Fair Lingerie's Women Who Do campaign, which features women who are making a positive difference in their communities. She is also a spokesperson for Compassion International.
She currently lives in Southern California.
Rev. Tom Haugen, Chaplain, will be speaking in chapel.Click to read more
Rev. Tom Haugen, Chaplain, will be speaking in chapel.Click to close
Dr. Rex Keener is the Senior and Founding Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church.Click to read more
Dr. Rex Keener is the Senior and Founding Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church. He and his wife Debbie have been married since 1990, and have 2 children, Allee and Chase. They currently live with their dog, Buddy, in Troy, NY.
Rex was born in Leoma, Tennessee to a family of farmers. After graduating from high school, he continued his education as a religion major at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson, Tennessee. He graduated from Carson-Newman after four years and headed on to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. After completing the Master of Divinity program in 1985, Rex was offered a full-time job as a coordinator of counseling and follow-up with the Billy Graham Team. He worked with the team for six years before going back to Southern Seminary and completing his Doctorate of Ministry in 1994.
Having grown up in the church, Rex accepted Christ at the young age of 13. During his time in college and seminary, God gave him the vision to plant a church. In 1993, after the Holy Spirit confirming that the timing was correct and New York's Capital Region was the place, Rex, Debbie, and four other couples launched Grace Fellowship Church. From the beginning, the goal of Grace Fellowship has come from 2 Corinthians 5:9, "So we make it our goal to please him [God], whether we are home in the body or away from it."
When Pastor Rex isn't doing pastoral work, he enjoys watching, playing, and everything about the game of basketball, being in nature, and memorizing scripture. He loves travel and the history of Europe. His perfect day would include sipping a rich dark roast coffee on a cobblestone street in a quaint European village.
Bill Paige is a gifted, passionate speaker whose broad appeal is anchored in a depth of life experience.Click to read more
Bill Paige is a gifted, passionate speaker whose broad appeal is anchored in a depth of life experience that includes 20 years of police and detective work in and around the New York City metropolitan area. In addition, Bill served for 14 years as the associate chaplain at Children's Village, working with emotionally disturbed boys in the city, as well as 15+ years of senior leadership in Young Life. Bill serves currently as a Special Assistant to the President in Young Life.
As an ordained minister, Bill brings a wealth of valuable insight in the areas of emotional and behavioral problems among young people and is a certified trainer for "Therapeutic Crisis Intervention." His communication gifts combined with his life experience and honed insight put him in very high demand as a speaker in this around the world. Bill has survived Claudia, his wife of 40+ years, and has two sons and a growing number of grandchildren.
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