Our love for God is at the heart of all we do at Corban. We encourage students to continually align their hearts with God by providing opportunities for spiritual growth in all shapes and sizes. One of these opportunities includes chapel three times a week.
Chapel takes place in the Psalm Center and via live-stream from 10:00-10:50 a.m. each Monday and Friday for the entire Corban community to hear, understand, and respond to what God is teaching us. On Wednesday evenings, Corban’s Student Government Association (SGA) leads chapel in the Psalm Center at 8:00 p.m. The intentional time of worship, prayer, and Bible teaching in chapel gives us the opportunity to focus on our great God and His work in our lives.
At Corban, you will be encouraged in your walk with God and challenged to put your faith in action each day.
Chapel is a time for members of Corban University to stand together as one community dedicated to the LORD, to hear and respond to his Word to us.
In Nehemiah 8:1-8 (NKJV) the people of God gather “as one man” (8:1) in the open square to hear and respond to the word of the LORD: “and the people stood in their place. So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading” (8:7-8).
Part of Corban’s character as a Christian university is reflected and communicated in its chapel program. Chapel provides a recurring and reliable time in the rhythm of campus life for all members to pause and join together for worship.
What Happens at Chapel?
Chapel at Corban varies. Sometimes a chapel service includes a few worship songs and a guest speaker. Other times, it may be a panel of students, a faculty member speaking, a community leader sharing about an important ministry, a time of prayer, or a time dedicated to worship and reflection.
Chapel is not intended to replace church, and students are encouraged to find a local church where they can worship on Sundays and serve. Chapel is simply another opportunity to focus our attention on the Lord and be open to what he has to teach us. The conviction and change happening in chapel then acts as a catalyst for the life-change students will experience off campus and for the rest of their life.
No classes are offered at 10 a.m., and other offices like the Library and coffee shop are closed during chapel, because the majority of students and faculty attend chapel.
Chapel creates time and space for the Corban community to grow together spiritually through:
- corporately worshiping God.
- hearing the testimonies and scholarship of the Corban community and its members.
- learning from Christian leaders from a variety of fields.
- cultivating awareness of local and global service opportunities.
- responding to what the Lord is saying to the community through all of the above practices.
Check out upcoming chapel speakers and topics for the year on our chapel schedule.
Missed chapel? Click here to watch previous chapel messages.
For messages from the 2019-20 school year and earlier, visit our SoundCloud channel.
If you will be speaking at chapel, please use this map for information on parking and directions.