The chapel experience is the central and focal event of the university - a time when we give public expression to who we are as a community. Understanding that nothing takes the place of the local church in a student's life, the purpose of chapel at Union University is to worship God while fostering biblical formation, servant leadership, and global engagement as well as encouraging the integration of faith, learning, and living.
Along with exposure to a variety of worship styles and traditions in chapel, the University community experiences a variety of influential Christian ministers and leaders who are laboring to advance God's Kingdom throughout the world. These include preachers, ministers, missionaries and Christians who promote leadership and marketplace ministry throughout the world. Others provide challenges to serve society as they speak from a Christ-centered perspective about education, business, government, medicine, science, family and various contemporary issues. While services are most often designed as worship experiences, the purpose of chapel at Union University is somewhat different from the systematic spiritual development students receive from their local churches.
Gatherings throughout the semester provide opportunities for:
- Christ-exalting worship
- Biblical literacy
- Spiritual growth
- Worldview formation
- Ministry development
- Global engagement
- Community enhancement
- Integration of faith and learning