Chapel services are held every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 10:30 - 11:20 in the Manahan Orthopedic Capital Center. There are no chapel services during the final week of each session.
Yes, the chapel services are student-led. The chapel committee is made up of 12-15 students who use their gifts to serve in the areas of coordinators, media/tech, graphic design and worship leaders. The worship band is led by a student band director and is made up of Grace College students. The Dean of the Chapel oversees the chapel committee.
Attendance at chapel is required. Each student is allotted three (3) unexcused chapel absences per session. These absences are for personal reasons (car trouble, study time, minor illness, visits to a doctor’s office, funerals, trips home, job interviews, etc.).
Since the chapel experience is an integral part of the Grace education, granted exemptions will be limited. Chapel exemption may be granted to the student for the following reasons: certain employment requests, off-campus students with no classes scheduled before or after the chapel hour, or unusual work or family situations. Students can apply online or by completing a form at the Student Affairs Office. Students seeking exemption must re-apply at the beginning of each session.
Most chapel services are recorded and available as free podcasts on iTunes. In addition, a downloadable mp3 file is available on the website. Listen to past messages.