In addition to our regularly scheduled chapel services, the chapel program hosts special events throughout the year to help faculty, staff and students further engage in cooperate worship. A few of these events are listed below.
On Gordon's annual Day of Prayer every November students, faculty and staff are given the chance to pray in a variety of Christian traditions and venues. Classes are canceled for the day and from the early morning until late night, different prayer-centered events are offered. They include hymn-singing, Anglican Morning Prayers, resident hall prayer, themed prayer (prayer for the persecuted church or for social justice), Vespers, cooperate worship and creative prayer. Many of these prayer events are facilitated by student leaders and capture the global issues that are close to the heart of our community.
DEEP FAITH is a spiritual emphasis week that takes place each spring semester at Gordon. Last year's speaker was Oxford lecturer and apologist, Michael Ramsden. Keynote speaker this year will Dr. Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary and professor of Christian philosophy. Also visiting will be Rev. Clive Calver of Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, Connecticut.
Missions Week at Gordon College is an annual event that highlights the college's strong history of global missions. The week includes two chapel services, three evening dialogue sessions and daily access to missions representatives from various mission boards. The guest speaker for the 2013 Missions Week is Dr. Fred Ochieng', co-founder of a Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya.