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College Ministries

Spring 2014 Chapel Schedule

Chapel meets at 9:45AM in Brubaker Auditorium

Movement: Polarities of Reconciliation

 
Jan 21

MLK Day Celebration

Eldon Fry
Feb 4

BRIAN SMITH
Chair, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Teaching Pastor in College Ministries Education: B.A., Taylor University, 1988; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, 1999, 2007. Research Interests: ancient Israel; Hebrew narrative; ancient Near Eastern religion.

Evie Telfer
Feb 6

BRIAN SMITH
Chair, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Teaching Pastor in College Ministries Education: B.A., Taylor University, 1988; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, 1999, 2007. Research Interests: ancient Israel; Hebrew narrative; ancient Near Eastern religion.

Cathy Coleman
Feb 11

BRUXY CAVEY
Bruxy Cavey, author of best selling End of Religion, is Teaching Pastor of The Meeting House  - one of the largest and most innovative churches in Canada.

His first book, THE END OF RELIGION: Encountering The Subversive Spirituality Of Jesus, is a Canadian best-seller and offers spiritual seekers and religious Christians an opportunity to (re)examine the message and mission of Jesus.

Doug Curry
Feb 13

Elective Chapel

(First Year Students attend Core Chapel in Parmer Hall, High Center)

Elective Chapel
Feb 18

ELDON FRY

Eldon Fry is the college pastor to the Messiah College Community. Eldon is an ordained pastor with a D. Min. in pastoral counseling and is trained in spiritual direction and formation and teaches as part of the Graduate Counseling program. Eldon is deeply committed to the formational process on campus.

 

Brian Smith
Feb 20

HANK JOHNSON
Hank served as the Youth Pastor at the Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church since September 2008, and more recently accepted an invitation by HBIC to become the Pastor of Discipleship & Youth Ministries. The expansion of his responsibilities now includes work with the adult and worship ministry teams.

Hank was born in Monrovia (Liberia) and has lived in Freetown (Sierra Leone), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Palisades Park (New Jersey) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).

Hank graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia, and then from Messiah College in 2004. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Elective Chapel
Feb 25

JOHN FEA
John is Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah.


He is the author or editor of three books and his essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly and popular venues.  He blogs daily at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  

John lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife Joy, daughters Allyson and Caroline, and dog Jersey.


Brian Smith
Feb 27

Elective Chapels

Elective Chapel
Mar 4

RAY NORMAN

Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College
Scott Evans
Mar 6

DOUGLAS CURRY

Douglas Curry is the worship pastor. He is primarily responsible for planning, leading, and giving shape to campus worship services. He provides guidance, support, and oversight to the Worship Community, a co-curricular group of students committed to the development of skills, abilities, and the understanding of connecting the arts and theology in contexts of private and corporate worship. Students mentored under Doug's tutelage bring leadership to chapel and other worship events alongside College Ministries pastoral staff. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies and in interdisciplinary studies. Douglas serves as advisor to Powerhouse and other campus groups and College constituencies that include worship as a primary emphasis in their events. A professional vocalist and choral director, he also serves as a resource to music department ensembles for education and training in musical ministry skills, spiritual development, and the consideration of worship as an integral part of spiritual formation.



Movement: Polarities of Life of Worship

Lisa Sharon-Harper

Mar 11

CATHY COLEMAN

Cathy Coleman is the Assistant Pastor in College Ministries. She has a BA in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College and an MA in Human Services from Lincoln University. Cathy has worked as a director of both the Salvation Army and the Hemlock Girl Scout Council and owned an early childhood learning center. Cathy has also used her gifts as an international speaker on the topic of purpose and destiny and has authored a poetry journal on achieving the best in life. Currently, she serves as the senior pastor at the Agape International Family Worship Center in Harrisburg. She is continuing her doctoral work and teaches in the CORE. Cathy lives in Harrisburg with her husband and two teenage daughters and enjoys reading and bowling in her limited free time.


Lisa Sharon-Harper
Mar 13

Elective Chapels

(First Year Students attend Core Chapel in Parmer Hall, High Center)

Brian Smith

Mar 25
EVIE TELFER

Evie Telfer is the associate college pastor. She advises the student chaplain ministries including the Koinonia small group ministry, Kairos Chapel and the prayer ministry. She also assists in the planning and programming of the chapel and preaches in common chapel each semester.

Evie provides pastoral counseling through a partnership with the Engle Center. Her research interests focus on understanding the factors influencing spiritual development in young adults. Evie provides leadership in efforts to highlight reconciliation and crosscultural understanding and interaction. She actively mentors numerous students seeking the vocation of ministry.

Brian Smith
Mar 27
Elective Chapels
brett mccracken
Apr 1

BRIAN SMITH

Chair, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Teaching Pastor in College Ministries Education: B.A., Taylor University, 1988; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, 1999, 2007. Research Interests: ancient Israel; Hebrew narrative; ancient Near Eastern religion.



chriyuan
Apr 3

BRIAN SMITH
Chair, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Teaching Pastor in College Ministries Education: B.A., Taylor University, 1988; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion, 1999, 2007. Research Interests: ancient Israel; Hebrew narrative; ancient Near Eastern religion.

BernardoMichael
Apr 8

Jonathan Larson
Missionary, pastor, and evangelist.

Elective Chapel
Apr 15

Holy Week Chapel (Service Day Rain Date)

NelsonOkanya
Apr 17

Elective Chapels

 

Elective Chapel
Apr 22

DAN WHITE HODGE

Daniel White Hodge, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies and Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry at North Park University in Chicago. Dr. Hodge has worked in the urban youth and Hip Hop context for over 20 years.

Brian Smith
Apr 24

Bruxy Cavey, author of best selling End of Religion, is Teaching Pastor of The Meeting House  - one of the largest and most innovative churches in Canada.

Cathy Coleman
Apr 29
Contemplative Chapel
Advent
May 1

Elective Chapels


Christmas Concert
May 6

Farewell Chapel