COME TO THE TABLE
Authentic Worship through Chapel at SNU
Gathering as a campus community twice each week to worship, share, and be challenged with the Word of God through gifted and relevant speakers – this is Chapel at Southern Nazarene University. Whether through music, preaching or sharing of testimonies of transformed lives, Chapel is a place to belong and become for the whole SNU community.
Traditionally known as a mandatory twice-weekly gathering, the University pastors, Dr. Blair Spindle, University Pastor and Dean of the Chapel, and Banning Dawson, pastor of Worship and Chapel, have sought to create, in Chapel, a place of authentic and meaningful worship, and a time when the entire campus family – students, faculty and staff - can experience worship together and grow in their faith.
Inspired by the Chapel theme for the 2015-16 academic year, Come to the Table, a wide variety of speakers and programs were planned with the goal of bringing students to a deeper understanding of Christ’s invitation to share in His life and mission.
Although every Chapel is Christ-centered, there are times of intentional evangelism, such as the Fall 2015 Renewal services with Dr. Jim Diehl, General Superintendent Emeritus of the Church of the Nazarene, serving as special speaker. Through Dr. Diehl’s anointed preaching, altars were filled each service with students seeking God’s forgiveness, grace and direction for their lives.
With deeply moving times of Communion, student-led chapels and opportunities for prayer and meditation – Chapel at SNU has become an oasis for students and a transformative experience that is an integral part of Christian higher education at Southern Nazarene University. To read more about Chapel at SNU visit snu.edu/chapel. Podcasts of chapel services are found at snu.edu/podcasts.