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Judson Chapel

Here at Judson we believe in the life-changing power of the gospel in Jesus Christ. One way that we celebrate this is through the chapel ministry. The Judson family gathers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. to worship together as a community. We enjoy inviting a variety of different speakers from local pastors, to bands, and even national best-selling authors. Want to know more about who we are and what we are about? We invite you to read the chapel identity statement.

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Fall 2018 Chapel Schedule

August Chapel

  • Monday, Aug. 20 – Convocation
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Kick-off Chapel
  • Friday, Aug. 24 – Coffee with the Crumes
  • Monday, Aug. 27 – Gospel of Mark - Chris Lash
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Vertical Worship Band 
  • Friday, Aug. 31 – Chapel Mission and Values - Storyformed


  • Monday, Sept. 3 – GO Week: Ed Stetzer, holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College; serves as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College; and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, blogger at Christianity Today International
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5 – GO Week: Team Launch Day
  • Friday, Sept. 7 – GO Week: Ruth Hubbard, Director of Urbana 18 Student Mission Conference
  • Monday, Sept. 10 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 2:1-12: Pastor Ian Simkins, Teaching Pastor at Community Christian Church
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Hispanic Heritage Chapel: Pastor David Marrero, New Life Convenant Church in Chicago
  • Friday, Sept. 14 – No Chapel, Departmental Meeting/Chapel
  • Monday, Sept. 17 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 4:1-34: Chris Lash, Judson's Director of University Ministries
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 – IRL (In Real Life miniseries): John Ishmael, Student Community Pastor at Community Christian Church
  • Friday, Sept. 21 – IRL: Jenna Perrine, Mental Health Counselor at Compass Counseling
  • Monday, Sept. 24 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 4:35-43: Courtney Wilson, Elementary Pastor at Christ Community Church, St. Charles, Ill.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Constitution Day: Eric Metaxas, New York Bestselling Author
  • Friday, Sept. 28 – Homecoming/Family Weekend Chapel: Heather Palacios, Judson Alumna, Create Team Staff at Church by the Glades, Fla., and Graveyards to Gardens, Judson Alumni Musical Artists


  • Monday, Oct. 1 – RISE Preview Day: Gospel of Mark; Mk 2:1-12: Chris Lash, Judson's Director of University Ministries
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 – Hannah Gronowski, Generational Mobilizer at Generation Distinct
  • Friday, Oct. 5 – Sons of Korah, musical artists
  • Monday, Oct. 8 – Preview Day: Chris Singleton, professional baseball player, Chicago Cubs, and an inspirational speaker who has been featured on ESPN's E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, and USA Today
  • Wednesday, Oct.10 – Speaker TBA
  • Friday, Oct. 12 – No Chapel, Departmental Meeting/Chapel
  • Monday, Oct. 15 – No Chapel: Fall Break
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Baptist Heritage Chapel: Bishop Dr. Michael J. Love, Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Community Church International, Rockford, Ill.
  • Friday, Oct. 19 – Founders' Day: Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM). Double chapel credit.
  • Monday, Oct. 22 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 17:1-12: Lina Abujamra, Judson Trustee, author, bible teacher, blogger
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Navigating the Abyss: Jesus and Mental Health: Elliott Anderson and the Wellness Center
  • Friday, Oct. 26 – Navigating the Abyss: Jesus and Mental Health: Dr. Jamie Aten, Disaster Psychologist, founded Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, Hurricane Katrine survivor and a late stage cancer survivor in remission
  • Monday, Oct. 29 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 8:27-9:1: Chris Lash, Judson's Director of University Ministries
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Songs and Stories: Values Edition (Community and Honesty)


  • Friday, Nov. 2 – Josh Season, Director of Christian Mission at YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Monday, Nov. 5 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 10:17-31: Chris Lash, Judson's Director of University Ministries
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Judson CARES
  • Friday, Nov. 9 – Preview Day: Pastor Wilfredo De Jesus (aka Pastor Choco), Pastor of New Life Covenant, Chicago
  • Monday, Nov. 12 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 14-15: Travel Rounds
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 – No Chapel: Departmental Meeting/Chapel
  • Friday, Nov. 16 – RISE Preview Day: Jamie Kimmet, Musical Artist
  • Monday, Nov. 19 – RISE Thanksgiving Chapel
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break: No Chapel
  • Monday, Nov. 26 – Gospel of Mark; Mk 16:1-8: Chris Lash, Judson's Director of University Ministries
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Praise and Worship
  • Friday, Nov. 30 – Advent Chapel


  • Friday, Dec. 2 – Christmas Chapel: Storytime with Warren

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