Chapel Info

What Happens In Morning Chapel?

This year in Tuesday Morning chapel our theme is "We Believe: Building Life in Jesus".  On Tuesday mornings, from 10:50-11:40 a.m., we will gather in Bauman Auditorium for a time of worship and learning from guest speakers. Our goal is that we will grow as worshippers, learning new ways of worshipping God as we draw from many different Christian traditions. In morning chapels, our teachers come from near and far, giving voice to how God is at work in the world, and teaching us what God has to say about our theme “We Believe.” Our guest speakers will cover topics like identity, Christian community, reconciliation, and relationship with God and with others.

What Is Vespers?

On Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m., in Bauman Auditorium, we gather for our Vespers service.  This service is at the end of the day, and is an unhurried, experiential time of worship in which we will be digging deep into God’s word.  Our student-led chapel band will invite us to slow down and take time to enjoy God’s presence through musical worship.  Our pastoral team will take us through a focused study of the Old Testament book Exodus in the fall, and through the New Testament book of Romans in the fall and the Old Testament book Psalms in the spring.  Student artists and interns will provide creative prompts to guide us in worship.

What Are Elective Chapels?

Each semester, students attend fifteen chapels as a part of their academic life at George Fox University.  Ten of those fifteen need to come from either Tuesday morning chapel or Vespers on Wednesday night.  The other five can come from many other opportunities provided by the Spiritual Life Office.  Some of the opportunities that await you are:

  • A new option called “Colloquium”, a four-week, workshop series led by some key voices in our community on compelling topics.  Capacity is limited to 20 participants, so you need to sign up with Spiritual Life to participate.  When you attend all four workshop sessions, you receive FIVE elective chapel credits

  • On Tuesday evenings, the Spiritual Life student intern team will lead a relaxed worship service called “Shalom” with varying topics and acoustic worship music.  Shalom will be held at 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday night in the Canyon Commons.

  • Throughout the fall and spring semesters, the university pastors will make you aware of other chapel opportunities to join with our community in worship and spiritual formation.  …Opportunities like our panel discussions on important faith-related topics in the Symposium series, Friday night worship gatherings, and faculty-led chapels.  

How Do I Get Chapel Credit?

Each semester, students attend fifteen chapels as a part of their academic life at George Fox University.  In order to receive chapel credit, you will hand your ID card to a chapel greeter as you exit services, and they will scan your card.  Within your mygfu page, you will find record of all of the chapels that you have attended. You should track this closely so that you meet your semester academic credit expectation.  

We look forward to what God will do among us in chapel this year!  Grace and Peace to you!