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Chapel Philosophy

Basic Purpose

The Judson Chapel Program represents an attempt to combine all the aspects of the liberal-arts, Christian-University experience through the regular gathering of the various members of the campus community for worship, instruction and fellowship, and through the integration of the disciplines of the liberal arts with a biblical understanding of the Christian faith and life.

Objectives

  1. To provide opportunities for corporate and individual praise and worship of God through a variety of creative expressions (Ps. 150).
  2. To provide opportunities for both intellectual challenge and emotional response (Matt. 22:37, 38).
  3. To provide opportunities to learn about Christianity and the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, with the hope that unbelievers will consider accepting Him as Lord and Savior (Acts 8:26-40) and believers will remain strong and grow in the faith (Heb. 12:1-3).
  4. To provide opportunities for applying biblical principles within and outside of our campus community (James 2:14-26).

Strategy (Ephesians 4:1-16)

  1. The Chapel Program will emphasize active student participation in all areas, from planning to performance, to promote ownership of chapel among students and to model diverse members of the body of Christ using diverse gifts to achieve a common purpose (verse 11).
  2. The Chapel Program will emphasize those elements of Christian faith which unify, rather than divide, believers, to promote “the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (verses 2-6).
  3. The Chapel Program will emphasize putting faith into action in “the real world,” to promote being in the world even though we are not of it (verse 12).
  4. The Chapel Program will emphasize firmly rooting oneself in the scriptures, to promote not being of the world even though we are in it (verses 14-16).

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