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Spiritual Life

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” —Romans 15:13

Some of us are scattered, some of us are on-campus and limited in our regular means of connecting and worshipping with each other in community. We may be apart for now, but the bonds of our community as brothers and sisters in Christ aren’t limited by our physical location. As we continue to navigate our circumstances, remember what joy it brings to the heart of God when his people are united in spirit. Romans 15:13 shows us that what unites us as Christians is the hope we find in Jesus. This does not make us immune to the world’s realities, but together we know that our ultimate hope is found in something greater. 

With that in mind, here’s what we have planned to keep the bonds of our community strong and supportive of one another.

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Chapel

This spring's Chapel theme is Faith Hope Love: The Greatest of These is Love. Chapel services are live-streamed from the Quad every Monday and Wednesday. Our guest preachers include a variety of faculty and staff preachers along with local pastors. View Chapel schedule or watch live

Prayer Requests

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How are things going for you? We want to hear from you, wherever you are, to know how we can be praying for you and your family right now. This is a big adjustment for all of us, but the same resources of support and community are still here and accessible. Fill out this form and a member of the Chapel Office would love to connect with and/or pray for you!

Praises and Testimonies

Along with that, we know for some this time brings special blessings—extended and unexpected time with parents and siblings, opportunities to see God at work in your friendships. We’d love to hear how you’ve been seeing God move even in—or maybe especially in—this time of uncertainty. Share a praise or testimony ➔

Fully remote students must receive 20 Christian Life and Worship credits each semester. Fully remote students and students choosing to watch Chapel on the Chapel live stream may receive CL&W credit by submitting a brief summary of the service through the Chapel Canvas course.

Caring for yourself and your neighbor

Along with the resources above, we've put together a list of healthy habits to encourage you to worship, grow and give:

  • Check in on neighbors via note, text, or a phone call.
  • Deliver a treat of prepackaged food on the doorstep of a neighbor who would be at risk going shopping, or you seek to encourage. Leave a handwritten note!
  • Listen to the Chapel bands’ Spotify worship playlists.
  • Snail mail notes of encouragement to those living (and working) in assisted living homes and healthcare facilities or even your personal health care providers
  • Develop a prayer map of the campus where you frequently go and pray over your neighbors as you walk to and from these places every day
  • Get involved in your home/local church’s ministry efforts, even remotely!
  • Keep a journal and record ways you see God at work in these times, or capture photos you can share

And for yourself

  • Read a section of Scripture every day and carry one thought with you for the day from that practice
  • LIft prayers of thanksgiving as well as concern; be thankful for even small everyday things
  • Pray silently and secretly for one other person you pass by each day
  • Practice a few moments of silence daily where you simply do nothing but listen

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