by Bethel University
Chapel is an important part of Bethel University that provides students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to come together and develop in a Christian environment.
Along with many changes this year, chapel will look a little different for the fall semester. Service will take place on Tuesdays at 11:00 am outside on the Quad by the Gazebo. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and gather together, social distanced of course, for inspiration and encouragement from God's Word. The first chapel will be Tuesday, August 25.
Tuesday chapel service includes a contemporary style of worship, scripture reading, prayer and features preachers or speakers from campus or guests from different churches. Music is student-lead by Renaissance Worship, which includes Kaleb Ewell, Jasmyn Spain, Noah Mosley, Garrett Anderson, Adrian Mastin and Chandler Padgett.
“Chapel and leading worship is a time to reach people where they are,” stated Adrian Mastin.
Rev. Henry Carter, Bethel's Assistant Chief of Security and Associate Pastor of Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church, will be preaching to kick off the fall semester.
“Do Not Fear” is the theme for this year. Rev. Dr. Anne Hames, Senior Chaplain of Bethel University, explained, “We prayed during the summer to guide us for the upcoming semester, and after talking with Henry Carter, the thought of not fearing was developed. We know that this year has been filled with disruption, and we want to invite our Bethel community to dig into God’s Word and worship with us through chapel service.”
Theme verses include:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
In case of rain, chapel service will be moved to Cole Chapel located on the third floor in Campbell Hall and streamed online.