Note: Bethel University Broke Ground on a new 900-seat chapel in May 2012. See the related story here.
Learn more about the chapel here.
Bethel University has two different types of worship services on campus each week. While classes are in session, there is a contemporary Protestant worship service every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. During the fall semester, it is held in Bouldin Auditorium of the Dickey Fine Arts Building. Music is provided by students and the College of Liberal Arts music department. Students are also invited to share their gifts and talents with time for special music.
Each week a different preacher is invited to come and preach. One week participants might hear the gospel preached by a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. The next week they may hear someone from a National Baptist Church followed by a United Methodist minister, followed by a Roman Catholic priest. Each church that is represented in chapel follows the basic tenants of the Apostle’s Creed. Every semester Bethel is also delighted with the ministry of the Covenant Players from Oxnard, CA. Every week is a unique service while remaining orthodox in the Christian tradition.
During the spring semester chapel is moved to the third floor of Campbell Hall. This beautifiul setting allows participants to worship in a beautiful traditional setting. During the month of February in honor of Black History Month we invite only Africian-American ministers to serve as the preachers and worship leaders.
Do you like a more traditional style of Worship? Then Thursdays at 11 a.m. may be the time where you feel more at home in the presence of the Lord. Holy Communion is offered once a week all year long for the students and the employees of the University. This very traditional yet meaningful service lasts for approximately 15-20 minutes and is held on the third floor of Campbell Hall in the chapel. It provides an opportunity for employees and students to gather briefly to pray, hear the scriptures read, and receive physical and spiritual nourishment.
All services are open to the University community and to the public.