Worship on Campus

University Chapel

Chapel Worship (Wednesdays), Chapel Forum (Fridays)

University chapel nurtures members of the campus community in faith, hope and love as disciples of Jesus Christ. A community gathering place for worship and forum, university chapel reflects an Anabaptist/Mennonite perspective along side the diverse gifts, traditions and cultures of the broader Christian faith.

Chapels are held in Lehman Auditorium every Wednesday and Friday from 10-10:30 a.m. To help plan and lead chapel and other campus worship services, complete the chapel participation form.

Participation by students, faculty and staff is expected as an expression of community interdependence, mutual accountability and desire for continual up building and growth. Undergraduate students are expected to attend at least one chapel each week. Complete chapel attendance guidelines are found on p. 28 of the Student Handbook. See the chapel schedule.

University chapel services are available as podcasts or ; phone (540) 432-4231. Contact Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder at or (540)432-4115. (Read university chapel guidelines)

Celebration Praise Worship

Celebration is a student-led song, prayer and praise worship service held every Sunday evening, 9-10 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary building. The service is open to everyone. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Suzy Hostetler (advisor) at (540)432-4196 or or the Celebration student coordinator at .

Other Worship Services

Hymn Sing

Student song leaders offer monthly hymn sings on Mondays at 9 p.m. Whether it’s a large gathering or a small group huddled around the piano, these services are highlights. (Learn the EMU university hymn – Christ of the Mountain)

Gospel Worship

The Community of Praise Gospel Choir and multicultural services lead energetic gospel services in chapel and in other venues. Check out DuRag Ministries too!

Taize’ Worship

Taize’-style worship services are held occasionally. These quiet, reflective candlelight services are filled with scripture, singing, prayer and silence. A monthly Taize’-style service is held at nearby Park View Mennonite Church.

Small Groups

These gatherings for Bible study or other focus meet across campus at various times. If you have interest in forming or joining a group, contact Campus Pastor Lana Miller at or (540)432-4273.

Chapel Gathering (Seminary)

Chapel Gathering is held in Martin Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. These experiences of worship are central to seminary community life and are offered for the broader campus community as well. All are welcome! A fellowship time follows chapel. (Review the seminary chapel schedule)