Worship opportunities at Messiah College
As you know, worship comes in many forms, and at Messiah we embrace the distinct styles of Christian worship represented by our diverse community of students and employees. Through a variety of experiences, we offer you the chance to experience different styles and types of worship all with the same goal: honoring and giving thanks to God our Creator.
A regular form of worship on Messiah’s campus is chapel. Chapel is offered on Tuesday morning, Tuesday evening and Thursday morning and is designed to foster biblical literacy and faith formation within the Messiah College community.
Some chapels are marked by dynamic student-led worship music, prayer and a brief message from a speaker who range from our student chaplains, to campus pastoral staff, to academic scholars, to notable leaders and professionals from outside organizations. In the past, we have hosted people like best-selling authors Eric Metaxas, Helene Cooper and Bruxy Cavey; scholars and community leaders such as Emmanuel Katongole; and many others.
Some chapels feature a more intimate, contemplative setting of worship and intellectual reflection on the Christian faith and life.
Still other chapels offer a small group atmosphere in which students commit to meet for six weeks to discuss and explore a specific topic or book or learn about and engage in a spiritual discipline. These chapels are led by Messiah educators and other invited guests.
And Messiah offers plenty of other worship opportunities. You can get involved in small group ministry, participate in student worship teams, lead service projects and explore your Christian faith with your peers and professors both one-on-one and in communal campus worship.