Through academic training and hands-on ministry service, Emmanuel prepares Christ followers who are committed to making a difference in their world.

Chapel and Spiritual Formation

Our Chapel gatherings serve as vital opportunities for our campus community to unite for Celebration, Connection, Renewal and Transformation. As we come together for worship, reflection, prayer and Bible teaching, students and staff alike are encouraged to go deeper in their relationship with God and one another, and are equipped for life and ministry. Worship and growth are crucial to our life together as a campus community. Participation in chapel gatherings is voluntary; however, students, along with faculty and staff, are encouraged to make chapel a regular part of their schedule.

The musical aspect of our chapel gatherings are planned and led by student worship teams, and incorporates a broad spectrum of music and worship styles. The chapel program is coordinated and led by our Campus Pastor, Mark Thornton, and features a variety of creative worship and growth experiences, along with opportunities to hear from student speakers, staff and faculty, as well as leaders from denominations, local churches, and other ministries.  Theme weeks, such as Missions Week, Spiritual Emphasis Week, and Arts Week are integral to our chapel experience, helping us to focus on Christ and on our call to serve Him throughout the world.   

Chapel is held Tuesday and Thursday at 11:25 am to 12:20pm in the Ward Shantz Chapel. 

**Please note that during our Special Emphasis Weeks we will be having Chapel on Wednesdays.

Chapel Teams

For more information on being a part of a Chapel team, contact Mark Walther, Chief Student Development Officer, or any of the Chapel Team Leaders.

Spiritual Formation

At Emmanuel, we believe in the development of the whole person - body (Athletics and Food Services), mind (Academics), and soul (Student Services and Spiritual Formation). Since Emmanuel began in 1940, chapel has been an integral part of life at EBC. However, lives have gotten busier and we understand that each student has various commitments throughout their year and cannot make it out to all chapels. Considering this, we have joined together with the Student Leadership Team to provide opportunities for Spiritual Development outside of regular chapel services.