Chapel attendance is an educational requirement for all full-time undergraduate Messiah College students and is designed to foster biblical literacy and faith formation within the Messiah College community. Chapel is not intended to replace involvement in and commitment to the local church.
Services and gatherings will be offered in various venues on most Tuesday mornings and evenings as well as on Thursday mornings.
Students are expected to attend 14 approved chapel opportunities each semester. They are free to choose the chapels in which they will participate to fulfill that requirement.
Tuesday Morning Chapel
held from 9:30-10:15 am in the fall semester and from 9:45-10:30 am in the spring semester
unless otherwise noted, meets in Brubaker Auditorium
its primary aim is to anchor students in the word and to exalt the Lord Jesus as a corporate body
Tuesday Evening Chapel
held from 7:00-8:00 pm each Tuesday
meets in Hostetter Chapel, unless otherwise noted
its primary aim is to explore Christian perspective and practice and to reflect on the implications of the Christian faith for life and culture
Thursday Morning Chapel
held from 9:30-10:15 am in the fall semester and from 9:45-10:30 in the spring semester
students can choose from several options: Kairos or Salt & Light in Parmer Hall or a variety of small groups that meet in various venues each Thursday morning in six-week cycles
its primary aim is to nurture students in their relationship with God and each other and to help them connect content to the living out of their faith