Chapel Program

Our chapel program is an essential part of the educational experience at Emmaus. Each chapel seeks to enhance Christian life and character by encouraging the discipline of corporate worship and addressing issues from Christian living to current events. Undergraduate students are required to attend chapel with eight absences each semester permitted.


Student Chapel 1
Student Chapel 2


Corporate Chapel

Corporate chapel convenes in the Glock Auditorium on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:20 a.m. and include messages from Emmaus faculty, local pastors, alumni, and students.

Floor Chapel

In addition to our normal chapel service held in the auditorium, each Thursday at 10:20am, students will meet by residence floors for chapel. Under the leadership of the floor RA, these meetings normally include a time of fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. Occasionally RAs will ask various members of faculty or staff to come speak during their floor Chapel; these can be great opportunities for questions and personal interaction with faculty and staff.  Floor chapel promotes community on the floor and provides a rich atmosphere for developing life-long friendships centered on the Word of God.

Campus Community Groups

Campus Community Groups (CCGs) seek to create an atmosphere for spiritual growth through accountability, prayer, open discussion and loving community. CCGs are led by fellow students who are mentored by faculty/staff members and under the direction of the Director of Campus Life. These meetings take palce at various times throughout the week.


Weekly Chapel Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Corporate Chapel
Where: The Glock Auditorium
No Chapel Corporate Chapel
Where: The Marble Chapel
Floor Chapel
Where: Various locations
Student Chapel
Where: The Glock Auditorium


Spiritual Emphasis Days (SED)

SED is a three day event held each September for the purpose of spiritual encouragement, refreshment, and renewal. This event is a combination of uplifting music and challenging messages from a notable guest speaker. Past speakers include:

  • Alexander Strauch (Pastor, speaker and author)
  • Dr. Tom Constable (Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary, author and speaker)

Visit our SED website here.

Christian Ministry Seminars (CMS)

Christian Ministries Seminar takes place each February to showcase and challenge students to consider summer and full-time ministry opportunities. Camps, ministries, and organizations from across the U.S. and Canada come to the college to present opportunities for both short-term and long-term service and ministry. Visit the CMS website for more information.

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